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Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marty McFly / Seamus McFly
... Dr. Emmett Brown
... Clara Clayton
... Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen / Biff Tannen
... Maggie McFly / Lorraine McFly
... Jennifer Parker
... Chester the Bartender
... Barbwire Salesman
... Jeb, Saloon Old-Timer #3
... Zeke, Saloon Old-Timer #2
... Levi, Saloon Old-Timer #1
... Marshal James Strickland
... Dave McFly
... Linda McFly
... George McFly
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Storyline

Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly receives written word from his friend, Doctor Emmett Brown, as to where can be found the DeLorean time machine. However, an unfortunate discovery prompts Marty to go to his friend's aid. Using the time machine, Marty travels to the old west where his friend has run afoul of a gang of thugs and has fallen in love with a local schoolteacher. Using the technology from the time, Marty and Emmett devise one last chance to send the two of them back to the future. Written by Vampire Sharpshooter

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They've saved the best trip for last... But this time they may have gone too far.


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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,089,645, 27 May 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$87,727,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,527,583
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Trivia

Although Marty mentions Clara's name several times throughout the film, he never actually addresses her as such, instead choosing to simply refer to her respectfully as "ma'am". See more »

Goofs

When they load the DeLorean onto the rail tracks it come to a halt with a small bounce in the suspension indicating that someone inside the vehicle has stepped on the brakes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marty McFly: Doc! Doc! Doc!
Young Doc: [not paying attention] What?
Marty McFly: Doc!
Young Doc: What?
Marty McFly: Doc!
Young Doc: [finally seeing him] Aaaah!
Marty McFly: Okay, relax, Doc, it's me! It's me, It's Marty!
Young Doc: No, it can't be! I just sent you back to the future!
Marty McFly: Oh, I know you did send me back to the future. But I'm back, I'm back *from* the future.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with all four versions of the Universal Pictures company bumper. See more »

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Featured in Tales from the Future: Third Time's the Charm (2010) See more »

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Doubleback
Written by Billy Gibbons (as ZZ Top), Dusty Hill (as ZZ Top), and Frank Beard (as ZZ Top)
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Available on Warner Bros. Records
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Lives up to the original
13 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I agree that most of the time sequels to great movies are no good. Get to the third installment and it's become a joke. One of the lone exceptions to this rule is Back to the Future Part III. It's just a perfect movie. Entertaining, intelligent, and funny it is a hoot for fans of the first movie. Back to the Future is one franchise where all three movies are worthy of your attention.


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