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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

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Robert Zemeckis (characters), Bob Gale (characters) | 3 more credits »
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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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Synchronize your watches. The future's coming back... See more »


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Trivia

The closing scenes of the first movie were re-shot as the opening scenes of this film. Several changes were made, especially in Christopher Lloyd's delivery of his lines. See more »

Goofs

As Biff and the two ladies in the hot tub were watching A Fistful of Dollars, scenes are shown out of order. 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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References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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Solid sequel in "Back to the Future" trilogy dosen't deserve the hate my favorite time travel movie
4 March 2018 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Back to the Future Part II is an solid sequel to the first one which Back to the Future (1985) is a masterpiece. This is a fun travel science fiction comedy in the trilogy. It deals with paradox past traveling. From traveling with Time machine Car "DeLorean" in to the future and back to the past again. This film is a 8 in my opinion it doesn't deserve the hate, like mostly viewers stated. I love "Back to the Future" trilogy it is one of my all time favorite trilogy's of all time. I grew up with this trilogy I have seen the first one on VHS as a kid. Years later I have seen the sequels on TV. I love this movie to death and it is my third favorite film in the trilogy. Don't get me wrong but I have enjoyed Back to the Future Part III more than part II and think the third film is the most underrated film in the trilogy and unappreciated. This film does have the comedy and the humor in it.

I Love, Love this film so so so much, it is a great direction from Robert Zemeckis and brilliant writing from Bob Gale. Back to the Future Part II was nominated for an Oscar. I really did missed 21st October 2015 an important event date from this film in the trilogy that reached 30 year anniversary in the year 2015 when the trilogy come out respectfully on a Blu-ray.

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

The story continues when Doctor Emmett Brown, Marty McFly and Jennifer traveling in to the future 2015 to fix Marty's and Jennifer's future in which Marty has to save his son from been jailed. His arch enemy Biff Tannen steals Marty's idea and steal's Gray's Sports Almanac only to travel back in to the past November 12, 1955 to change the alternative time line paradox in which Biff creates the timeline in the year 1985. The same alternative timeline and paradox was also used in The Flash Season 3 Episode 1 Flashpoint.

Than the story sets Marty and Doc on the hunt for a Gray's Sports almanac from Biff in the year 1955 in which Biff is a teenager. The chase and a race on the road in which Marty is in Biff's car try's to get the Almanac back and Biff crashes with his car in the truck of manure is my favorite scene in the film. The Hoverboard scene in the future in which Griff chases Marty in the year 2015 and Marty outsmart them in which Griff and his gang lands in the court in the opening scene is also my favorite scene in the film.

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd are excellent in their performances. Michael J. Fox plays more than just one character, he even played Marlene McFly future daughter of Marty.

Things I really didn't like about the film and that is why it hurts the film: the dark future created I didn't liked. I hated Thomas F. Wilson's character Biff trough in tier film he was irritating awful person. I didn't like the death of George McFly. I didn't like Biff marrying Loraine. Half of the film was more focusing on Biff than Doc and Marty I hated that idea. I did not like the filmmakers repeat the first movie again in the year 1955. They copied the first film I did not like that idea so sorry. I still hate Biff Tannen in this movie so damn much! I did not like the ending in which Doc was hit by a lightning with "DeLorean" and sent back 100 year in the past. The film didn't had a satisfying ending or a happy ending that we wished for. I didn't like older Marty McFly he acted like he is stupid in the movie that is why I prefer III over this film more. Claudia Wells and Crispin Glover did not return to reprise their roles. I am surprised that actress Elisabeth Shue accept the role of Jennifer but she declined the role for The Karate Kid Part II weird.

This film get's 8 "Back to the Future" is my favorite trilogy of all time and I love this movie to death. I hope they don't make Part IV because it will be disaster. It is rated PG for language throughout, some suggestive content and violence. I miss movies like this they don't make em' like this anymore.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

22 November 1989 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,835,125, 26 November 1989

Gross USA:

$119,000,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,473,673
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1.37 : 1
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