IMDb > The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990) (TV)

The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990) (TV) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
6.4/10   256 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 37% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
12 June 1990 (USA) See more »
Released around the release of Back to the Future Part III, 'The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy'... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
The Forerunner of the "Extra Bonus Supplement!" See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Kirk Cameron ... Himself - Host

Michael J. Fox ... Himself

Robert Zemeckis ... Himself

Thomas F. Wilson ... Himself (as Tom Wilson)

Mary Steenburgen ... Herself

Neil Canton ... Himself

Christopher Lloyd ... Dr. Emmett Brown (archive footage)

Bob Gale ... Himself
Ken Ralston ... Himself
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 ... Himself
Dirty Denny ... Town drunk (uncredited)

Directed by
Peyton Reed 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peyton Reed 

Produced by
Roger Armstrong .... executive producer
Greg Czech .... associate producer
Michael Doqui .... producer
Bob Gale .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
Les Mayfield .... producer
Jean-Michel Michenaud .... line producer
George Zaloom .... producer
Cinematography by
Shawn Maurer (director of photography)
Jamie Thompson (director of photography)
Production Design by
Dan Butts 
Bryan Jones 
Production Management
Daniel Gillett .... post-production supervisor
Leslie Jett .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Cowen .... segment director
Peyton Reed .... segment director
Sound Department
Richard Mortillaro .... sound mixer
Michael Perricone .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
T.J. LaManna .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jamie Burrows .... costumer
Music Department
David Palmer .... music editor
Alan Silvestri .... composer: stock music
Other crew
Catherine Meyers .... production coordinator
Marie Snyder .... film clip researcher
Mary Anne Desimore .... special thanks to
Mary T. Radford .... special thanks to

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
21 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:U | USA:Unrated (video premiere)

Did You Know?

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


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Forerunner of the "Extra Bonus Supplement!", 19 August 2003
Author: S from UK

Released back in the early 90s on the Widescreen VHS Box-set, this 20-minute documentary was one of the first "Extra features" that now seem to be taking over the DVD industry.

As an owner of this set for over a decade, I can say that I think I've watched this 4th tape a total of 2 or 3 times. As with all bonus stuff, the novelty soon wears off, and after you have seen the 3 or 4 cut scenes, you just end up cursing at the overacted introduction and pointless links by the has-been host.

I sometimes worry that so much focus and attention is paid to these features: they are unrewarding and never come close to bringing the excitement that they promise- and this one is a prime example of something that never lives up to the hype. The interviews do provide some insight into the special effects, but all of this has been available in text form on websites anyway (where you can also copy/paste/print/zoom/etc). So if you were a fan you would already know it all.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (4 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Memories of Oz The Making of 'Speed' The Making of 'Far from Heaven' The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Inside a Beautiful Mind
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.