The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990)

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Released around the release of Back to the Future Part III, 'The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy' joins Kirk Cameron in 1885 with Doc Brown's DeLorean. With a little help from the... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Himself - Host
Himself (as Tom Wilson)
Dr. Emmett Brown (archive footage)
Ken Ralston ...
Kenneth J. Scherr ...
Telegraph operator (as Kenneth Scherr)
Ray Saniger ...
Pony express rider
Jason Adelman ...
L'il cowboy (as Jason Michael Adelman)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Young Girl (voice)
Steve Gawley ...


Released around the release of Back to the Future Part III, 'The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy' joins Kirk Cameron in 1885 with Doc Brown's DeLorean. With a little help from the filmmakers, Cameron plans to answer some of the biggest questions that have plagued many a fan of the film. Written by Michael Howe

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12 June 1990 (USA)  »

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Back to the future -trilogian salaisuudet  »

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This making-of is featured on the 2002 DVD & 2010 DVD/Blu-ray releases for the Back to the Future trilogy. See more »


Edited from Back to the Future (1985) See more »


Written and Performed by ZZ Top
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3 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was plain sad. This 25-minute long waste of time had virtually nothing to offer save for a few deleted scenes (more of which you can view on the BTTF trilogy DVD box set anyway) and some behind-the-scenes shots and quick interviews... all that takes up maybe 7 minutes max, and the rest is pathetically and annoyingly stretched out with spacefiller that includes dozens of clips from the three movies and the irritating teen host who reads and answers some of the most ridiculous letters "sent in" by fans (yaha, right)...

One of the questions reads "I haven't seen BTTF part 3 yet, but someone spilled the beans that Doc Brown falls in love! What kind of woman does it take to win Doc's heart?" And then, of course there's a load of clips and maybe 15 seconds worth of commentary from Mary Steenburgen, and bingo, another letter answered, another 8 minutes successfully filled up. If I was the host, I'd flip off whoever "wrote" the question and tell them to watch the damn trilogy and find out for themselves so that they don't have to ask such ridiculous questions.

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