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 ... Dr. 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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You can see Michael Jackson posters on the wall of the African-American's family house when Marty enters, one of them is "Off The Wall", and the other one is "Thriller", and you can hear "Beat It" in the Café '80s when Marty enters, and see an animated figure of Michael Jackson on the screen telling the customers about the menu. See more »

Goofs

While in 2015, Doc explains the consequences of 1985 Jennifer coming face-to-face with her 2015 counterpart... either they pass out from shock or there is a "time paradox" that could destroy the galaxy. Yet, when Old Biff from 2015 sits down and has an entire conversation face-to-face with Young Biff from 1955 - neither of Doc's predictions come true and absolutely nothing happens. 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

The following deleted scenes appear on the special edition DVD:
  • A brief scene in 2015 in which old Terry reminds old Biff of the car accident involving manure 60 years ago.
  • Extended scene in 2015 of older Marty coming home to his family.
  • Extended "pizza" scene in 2015 at the McFly's dinner table.
  • Jennifer's fainting scene (when she encounters her future self) is briefly extended.
  • Old Biff fading out of 2015 after arriving back from 1955.
  • In the alternate 1985, Marty discovers the burned down high school.
  • Marty meets Dave (played by Marc McClure) on a street in the alternate 1985.
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Connections

Follows Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Revenge of the 80's: The Franchise
5 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Back to the Future Part II (1989) was green lighted after the success of the first film. The film follows the further adventures of Marty and Doc Brown. This film and the third installment were filmed back to back. However the complexity of the storyline turned off many of the fans of the original. But this is what I enjoyed about this movie. Instead of being the same old run-of-the-mill by the numbers sequel, the film makers decided to do something different and make this a brain twister film. The beauty of this movie is that you have to pay close attention to it.

The film takes place right after the events of part one. Doc Brown comes back from the future to help Marty get his kid out of trouble. Instead of leaving well enough alone, all three of them head off to the future to try and change events. They managed to pull it off but unfortunately they tore a fabric in time due to Marty being greedy and the nosy efforts of Doc Brown. Can Doc and Marty safely restore the space and time continuum before the universe collapses upon itself?

A fun sequel with a few cast changes (Elizabeth Shue now portrays Marty's girlfriend whilst Crispin Glover is no longer with in the film except in stock footage). Most of the original players return to reprise their original roles. Michael J. Fox stretches his acting abilities by playing his son and daughter as well as his older self. If you enjoyed the first film then you'll really want to watch this one (if you haven't already).

Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,835,125, 26 November 1989

Gross USA:

$119,000,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$332,500,002
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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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