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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.

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

Robert Zemeckis (characters), Bob Gale (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

Synchronize your watches. The future's coming back... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Robert Zemeckis considers this one of his favorite, and strangest films. See more »

Goofs

When Jennifer meets Doc Brown at the window of her house, she asks him how to get out and he tells her to use her thumb on the thumb scan by the door. Why didn't she just open the window and escape out though the window, which would've been much easier to do rather than try sneaking out with a house full of people. 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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Soundtracks

Earth Angel
(uncredited)
Written by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin and Gaynel Hodge
Performed by Harry Waters Jr., Tommy Thomas, Granville 'Danny' Young, David Harold Brown, and Lloyd L. Tolbert
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A great fun sequel
5 March 2016 | by alindsay-alSee all my reviews

After reviewing the first film I felt the need to watch back to the future 2 and review it because its a great film. Right after the events of the first film the doc comes back and takes marty and jennifer to the year 2015 to save their child but in doing so help create an alternate 1985 that they have to save. Michael k fox is back as marty mcfly and he is great in this film, just like in the first film he has this boyish charm about him that makes you want to see him succeed and make things right in his life. Christopher Lloyd is back as doc brown and once again he is a great companion for marty on this adventure. He is smart, funny and has great chemistry with fox just like the first film. This is the film where the character of biff becomes the main villain and he was great in this film, really delivering a fun over the top bad guy performance that definitely boosts the film. The returning lorraine and jennifer characters also do a decent job with what they are given in this film. The story has some interesting ideas in it considering dark alternate timelines which I liked but it does feel like this films story is a bit unfocused. There is allot going on and I felt like some of it was unnecessary and just pandering to fans of the original film. But this film has a fantastic ending that sets up a third film perfectly. The script has some fun dialogue in it that does make you smile and also simplify the science. But I do wish they had gone a little further with the drama to really sell this as a darker film. The style is really good with the future very well designed but the film also has allot of fun action scenes to help. This is a great sequel that if you are a fan of the first film you just must see.


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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

Gross USA:

$119,000,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$335,973,020
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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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