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Back to the Future Part II (1989)

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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

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Robert Zemeckis

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Robert Zemeckis (characters), Bob Gale (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Marty McFly / Marty McFly Jr. / Marlene McFly
Christopher Lloyd ... Doctor Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson ... Lorraine
Thomas F. Wilson ... Biff Tannen / Griff
Elisabeth Shue ... Jennifer
James Tolkan ... Strickland
Jeffrey Weissman ... George McFly
Casey Siemaszko ... 3-D
Billy Zane ... Match
J.J. Cohen ... Skinhead
Charles Fleischer ... Terry
E'Casanova ... 'Michael Jackson' Video Waiter (as E. Casanova Evans)
Jay Koch ... 'Ronald Reagan' Video Waiter
Charles Gherardi Charles Gherardi ... 'Ayatollah Khomeini' Video Waiter
Ricky Dean Logan ... Data
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Storyline

Marty McFly has only just gotten back from the past, when he is once again picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown and sent through time to the future. Marty's job in the future is to pose as his own son to prevent him from being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present. Written by FilmFanUk

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Getting back was only the beginning. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradox See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,835,125, 26 November 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$118,500,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,500,000, 31 December 1990
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mr. Strickland is the gym teacher in 1955, as evidenced by the whistle he wears around his neck. See more »

Goofs

When Biff confronts his old self in his car in the street after chasing the girls and shouting "I'm going to marry you one day", Biff is wearing Levi 501 jeans with the red tab on the right rear pocket. Old Biff then drives young Biff to his house and old Biff stuffs the Almanac into young Biff's right rear jeans pocket - which no longer has the red Levi tab. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Jennifer: How 'bout a ride, mister?
Marty McFly: Jennifer! Oh, man, are you a sight for sore eyes; let me look at you.
Young Jennifer: Marty, you're acting like you haven't seen me in a week.
Marty McFly: I haven't.
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Crazy Credits

The theatrical version had a teaser for Back to the Future Part III (1990). Some later versions do not have a teaser at all, only showing "To Be Concluded", and skip to the credits. Some have "To Be Concluded" followed by "Back To The Future III". Some cable versions retain the teaser for Back To The Future Part III, but, of course, do not say "Coming Summer 1990". It was, however, added back to the film for its digital download and Blu-Ray versions. See more »

Alternate Versions

Network TV version features outtake footage, including:
  • Biff fading out of 2015 after stumbling out of the DeLorean and behind some
  • trash cans
  • Marty discovers the destroyed Hill Valley High School
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Connections

References The Atomic Kid (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny B. Goode
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Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Mark Campbell
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User Reviews

 
Back to the Future - the only '80s movie that's completely...timeless!
11 July 2006 | by JimmyZappaSee all my reviews

I love the original movie, so don't get me wrong, but I have a special thing for really cool looking futuristic things. Especially if they're made out to look really interesting like in this sequel.

The story is still very good, the characters are still lovable and have some great lines, and the ending is superb even if it leaves you wanting for a little more. Interchanging between this movie and the last (even the next) were great twists and turns, probably still the best achievement i've seen properly executed in a film to date.

While the original is probably an eleven on my scale now, this one used to be my all time favorite one in the BTTF trilogy. And there's still a whole lot to love about this movie, even the kids today will probably appreciate how much fun this movie is even with all the flash and more advanced CG effects they have in their movies today.


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