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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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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 / Seamus McFly
Christopher Lloyd ... Dr. Emmett Brown
Mary Steenburgen ... Clara Clayton
Thomas F. Wilson ... Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen / Biff Tannen
Lea Thompson ... Maggie McFly / Lorraine McFly
Elisabeth Shue ... Jennifer Parker
Matt Clark ... Chester the Bartender
Richard Dysart ... Barbwire Salesman
Pat Buttram ... Jeb, Saloon Old-Timer #3
Harry Carey Jr. ... Zeke, Saloon Old-Timer #2
Dub Taylor ... Levi, Saloon Old-Timer #1
James Tolkan ... Marshal James Strickland
Marc McClure ... Dave McFly
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Linda McFly
Jeffrey Weissman ... 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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Taglines:

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


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First movie to use Universal's new 75th Anniversary opening studio logo. The logo ran until 1997. See more »

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Doc rides bareback to tell Clara goodbye (his unsaddled horse is hitched at the saloon the next morning). Likewise, Marty rides bareback to find Doc that morning. Yet both jump on saddled horses after the gunfight to catch the train. See more »

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[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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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
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Robert Zemeckis' Back To The Future rocks !
15 March 2012 | by Celia VeychardSee all my reviews

When I first saw Back To The Future part 2, I was really looking forward to see the third part because it's the exact sequel of the second. In fact, Back To The Future part 2 has no end in itself. You have to see the last part of the trilogy to know the end of the adventure. That's why I saw the third part just after the second =D.

In this movie the main character, the young Marty McFly (Michael J.Fox), has to go back to 1885 in order to find his long-time friend and eminent scientist Emmett Brown. Doc has been accidentally sent to the old Far West at the end of the second movie and this film tells Marty's journey to find his friend and go back to the present.

I am really fond of the first two movies so I had a little apprehension about this one. I was afraid I might be bored or disappointed. But this is a really good film too. The universe is kind of different because the action takes place a century before so it isn't boring at all. Moreover, even if the characters are involved in a cowboys story, they're still themselves and I am still crazy about them. They fit perfectly in their role and, as in the other movies, Marty meets some people of his family. He meets some bad guys too, and the worst is part of Biff Tannen's family, as usual.

My favorite scene happens at the end, just before Marty and Doc finally go back home. They really are in trouble because Buff Tannen, Biff's ancestor, wants to shoot them and Marty uses a trick he learned in the previous movie. I like this sort of links between the parts of the trilogy very much.

I really love this movie and I would recommend it to anyone who saw the first ones. Not only is the plot as good and funny as usual, but there has been a really good effort in the camera-work to make the film look like a classic western.

This is really a cult movie in the Sci-Fi world and in my opinion, it's a shame there haven't been other sequels. There's never too much Back To The Future and you never get enough !


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