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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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It's About Time. See more »


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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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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's office placard identifies him as "S.S. Strickland." While it has been speculated that it stands for "School Superintendent", a photo album included with the deluxe edition of Back to the Future: The Game lists his name as Stanford S. Strickland (born 1925). The "SS" is obviously a tongue-in-cheek reference to the infamously-harsh/dictatorial German "Schutzstaffel" paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler (i.e., the dreaded "SS") during WW2, and is a grimly-humorous reference to how excessively heavy-handed and sternly totalitarian Mr. Strickland's rule is over his students. The BTTF book identifies his first name as "Gerald". See more »

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When Lorraine is pushed by Biff in the casino you can briefly see the padding on her leg to protect her during the fall. See more »

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[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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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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