Back to the Future Part III (1990) Poster


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Followed by 

Back to the Future (1991) (TV Series)

Edited from 

Back to the Future (1985)
First sequence
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
End of first sequence

Edited into 


Back to the Future Part II & III (1990) (Video Game)
This is an NES game based on the third "Back to the Future" movie.
Back to the Future (1991) (TV Series)
Back to the Future Part III (1991) (Video Game)
Movie based on the game


Stagecoach (1939)
Marty and Doc sitting on the Delorean being pulled by horses across Monument Valley is an homage to the movie.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Doc Brown wears clothes based on Professor Marvel
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Folks dance on a building foundation, when the tune "My Darling Clementine" is performed.
The Lone Ranger (1949) (TV Series)
Marty says, "Hi-ho, Silver!" as he revs the car and waits for Doc's "starting pistol" signal to accelerate to 88 miiles per hour.
The Gene Autry Show (1950) (TV Series)
Pat Buttram, co-star of "The Gene Autry Show," is one of the saloon regulars in "Back to the Future Part III." When Marty McFly walks into the saloon, Buttram's character makes a rude comment about Marty's shirt, a shirt which looks similar to one worn by one of the many characters on "The Gene Autry Show."
High Noon (1952)
When Buford challenges Marty to a duel, Marty sarcastically asks, "When? High Noon?"
The Atomic Kid (1954)
On November 12, 1955, the film is advertised on the marquee of the Town Theater.
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
In 1955, the film poster is seen outside the Hill Valley drive-in theatre.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)
In 1955, the film is advertised on the Hill Valley drive-in theatre marquee.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
In 1955, the film is advertised on the Hill Valley drive-in theatre marquee.
Francis in the Navy (1955)
In 1955, the film is advertised on the Hill Valley drive-in theatre marquee.
Tarantula (1955)
In 1955, the film poster is seen outside the Hill Valley drive-in theatre.
Doctor Who (1963) (TV Series)
Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Marty McFly uses a boiler plate as a bullet proof vest.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
The elaborate indoor food-processing machine, plus Doc's asking Marty to operate one of the machine's out-of-reach-of-the-inventor conrols while he himself tends to another part of the apparatus.
The Mysterious Island (1973)
Is mentioned by Doc Brown
Taxi Driver (1976)
The scene when Marty looks himself in the mirror and repeats "You talkin' to me?", and then, "Well, I'm the only one here."
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
The scenes when Marty goes into the bar is something of an homage to the Clint Eastwood movie "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Actor Matt Clark plays the bartender in both movies. In Back to the Future Marty (aka Clint Eastwood) asks for water to drink and the bartender says they only serve whiskey. In Josey Wales (played by Clint Eastwood) first asks for whiskey to drink and the bartender tells him they don't have any whiskey.
Goin' South (1978)
Cast reunion.
Time After Time (1979)
As in this film, Mary Steenburgen plays the love interest of a time traveller who eventually becomes a time traveller herself.
Sudden Impact (1983)
Marty looks in the mirror and says "Go ahead, make my day".
Pale Rider (1985)
The train station used in Back to the Future Part III is the same one that was used earlier in Pale Rider.

Referenced in 

MacGyver: Serenity (1990) (TV Episode)
The shotgun-wielding ranch-hand who stops the outlaws, just as Doc Brown stops Biuford Tannen from hanging Marty, and his henchmen from drawing their own weapons.
Wogan: Episode dated 13 July 1990 (1990) (TV Episode)
Lloyd and Steenburgen were promoting this film at the time
The Hard Way (1991)
The movie-within-the-movie "Smoking Gunn II" features music very similar to Alan Silvestri's score for the Back to the Future films, also starring Michael J. Fox.
Saturday Night Live: Michael J. Fox/Black Crowes (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Elevator Fans
Clarissa Explains It All: No T.V. (1991) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Clarissa
Showbiz Today: Episode dated 1 May 1991 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Back To the Future the Ride coverage
The Chronic Rift: Time Paradoxes (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during topic discussion
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rock 'n' Roles (1991) (TV Episode)
In his cameo appearance, Robert Zemeckis wears a "Back to the Future III" hat.
Railfair 91 (1991) (Video)
Host/Narrator - Hoyt Axton mentions that the steam locomotive, Sierra Railway No. 3 co-starred with Michael J. Fox in the movie.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Kon Ducki (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Plucky
The Town with No Name (1992) (Video Game)
The transition screen is the same as the one from the movie.
Addams Family Values (1993)
After meeting the woman of his dreams, Christopher Lloyd's character (Uncle Fester) says, "What a beautiful name!", just as he does as Doc Brown in BTTF3, when he meets Clara Clayton.
Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993) (Video)
Rod Taylor refers to the film.
Troldspejlet: Dennis Jürgensen (1995) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the Back to the Future films in his review of Camp Nowhere (1994)
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997) (TV Movie)
Jo calls Roscoe "Clint", the same as Doc Brown does to maintain Marty's deception of what his name is.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show: Honey, They Call Me the Space Cowboy (1997) (TV Episode)
Wayne and Diane refer to the film when discussing their time travel back to the Old West.
Seinfeld: The Frogger (1998) (TV Episode)
VHS seen in Jerry's apartment
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
Spin City: Back to the Future IV - Judgment Day (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Shanghai Noon (2000)
The Kid (2000)
God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)
Francois mentions Escape From the Future Part III [sic] when Michelle is watching the documentary
The Tick: Couples (2001) (TV Episode)
Friendly Fire invites the Tick and Arthur to a film festival of all three "Back to the Future" movies.
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) (Video Game)
One of Winnie Woodpecker's questions in her trivia game askes how did Marty find his way to the 1885 Hilly Valley.
Outtakes (2002) (Video)
Features outtakes from the filming of Back to the Future Part III.
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
Most of the Wild West sequence.
The Polar Express (2004)
The slightly elevated close-up shot of the locomotive's cow-catcher coming to a halt just inches from the viewer, the hero quotes Doc Brown about wanting to pull a train whistle, etc.
5th World (2005)
in dialogue
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Some of the cinematography and stunts during the climax resembles the sequence where Marty and Doc use the train to push the Delorean.
Looking Back at the Future (2006)
Documentary references this film.
Knocked Up (2007)
Ben Stone and Paul Rudd's character discuss Back to the Future, the car and specific lines that Doc Brown says during a nice dinner including lines and references from all three films
Top Gear: Polar Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Music from the movie used
Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist (2008) (Video)
artwork courtesy of Drew Struzan
The Middleman: The Manicoid Teleportation Conundrum (2008) (TV Episode)
References are made to characters Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen & Clara Clayton.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the DeLorean (2008) (TV Episode)
Lester says that Morgan, who has just purchased a DeLorean - the same car turned into a time machine in the "Back to the Future" trilogy - "could be in the Old West."
The Deconstructor: Time Travel (2008) (TV Episode)
Features selected themes and characters
True Jackson, VP: ReTRUEnion (2009) (TV Episode)
Justin: If I was a slacker, would I know how to recalibrate a flux capacitor? Ryan: That's from Back to the Future, it was on last night!
Back to the Future: Michael J. Fox Q&A (2009) (Video)
Q&A Interview
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
When the trio is recreating the steps to travel through time, they all check their watches while holding imaginary sunglasses or hats. This mimics the gesture seen on posters for the Back to the Future trilogy. The pose was also used in posters and promotional material for the film.
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
Larry's cowboy costume is the same costume Doc Brown gives to Marty
Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Family Guy: Business Guy (2009) (TV Episode)
One of Carter Pewterschmidt's video wills is in case the train couldn't push the DeLorean up to 88mph and he is stuck in 1885.
University of Andy: Time Travel (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Andy
Tales from the Future: Time to Go (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Brad Tries...: Brad Tries Pepsi Holiday Spice (2010) (TV Episode)
Brad, Rob, and Doug quote this film.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #58 (2011) (TV Episode)
"I would stop the kid from Back to the Future III pointing at his penis"
Rango (2011)
When Rango walks into the bar in Dirt, the bartender is wiping the bar the same way the bartender is when Marty walks into the old west version.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Wild Brood (2011) (TV Episode)
The dramatic scene on the train near the end references the climax to this movie; Fred clinging onto the side of the train is similar, and the shot of the locomotive plunging into the gorge and exploding among impact is very similar to the crash of Engine 131.
Supernatural: Frontierland (2011) (TV Episode)
Dean introduces himsef as "Clint Eastwood" like Marty McFly in Back To The Future III
You Know What's Bullshit: DVD and Blu-Ray Cases (2011) (TV Episode)
The Blu-Ray is seen
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime (2011) (Video Game)
Marty refers to the fact that his great-grandfather William peed on him in 1885.
Argh! Det gjorde jeg bare ikk': Nina fra Glostrup (2011) (TV Episode)
The Soundtrack from the film is used
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Business Trip (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD given to Morgan
Supernatural: Time After Time (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dean
The Cinema Snob: The Terror of Tiny Town (2012) (TV Episode)
"That was close, he saved her from crashing into tiny Clayton Revene."
Community: Introduction to Finality (2012) (TV Episode)
Evil Abed tells Britta: "You're VH1, 'RoboCop 2,' and 'Back to the Future III.'"
Family Guy: Internal Affairs (2012) (TV Episode)
Marty McFly appears in the desert in front of a train
The Cinema Snob: Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (2012) (TV Episode)
This and the second one are back-to-back sequels the Snob prefers.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme music is number 1.
Parks and Recreation: Ms. Knope Goes to Washington (2012) (TV Episode)
Andy looks at a train at the Smithsonian and asks, "Is this the train from 'Back to the Future III'?"
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Rebecca falls off the train, when it is speeding, in a similar fashion that Clara was thrown off the train.
The Cinema Snob: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013) (TV Episode)
"Butch (Christopher Lloyd) can make it to the train by scaling it on a hoverboard."
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time (2013) (Video Game)
Achievment "Back from the Future 3" is named in reference to this film.
Golden Copper (2013) (Short)
Emmet and Clara are also the names of another couple in Back To The Future.
DVD-R Hell: Cavemen (2013) (TV Episode)
"You look more like Marty McFly's Clint Eastwood."
The Big Bang Theory: The Hofstadter Insufficiency (2013) (TV Episode)
Sheldon has a nightmare about Leonard mixing up his "Back to the Future" Parts II and III DVDs and cases.
The Cinema Snob: Jack the Ripper Goes West (2013) (TV Episode)
"The train has been hijacked by a local blacksmith and Clint Eastwood."
V.H.S. (2013) (TV Movie)
Pavel Grinyov says that he'g glad Vasiliy Gorchakov haven't translated the second and the third film and fantasizes that in his versions Marty would have been chased by dinosaurs and Indians on bikes.
Unidentified (2013)
Back to the Future trilogy mentioned
James & Mike Mondays: Universal Studios Theme Park Adventure: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions the Time Machine Delorean that was hid inside a mine shaft for 70 years.
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Albert finds Doc Brown from Back to the Future Part III (1990) in a barn with the DeLorean.
James & Mike Mondays: Back to the Future 3(Sega Genesis) (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced numerous times.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Honest Game Trailers: Dark Souls (2014) (TV Episode)
"Where we're going we don't need roads"
Decisions (2014) (Video)
The Inceptions uses the line: "Your future is whatever you make it!"
Blackcatloner Reviews: The Last American Virgin (2015) (TV Episode)
"Gary was able to dig up 80 dollars. Good thing Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen wasn't around."
El ministerio del tiempo: Cualquier tiempo pasado (2015) (TV Episode)
The ticket is left in the post office with instructions to deliver it to a place decades later.
Outside Xbox: 5 Terrible Mortal Kombat Clones That Time Forgot (2015) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Steam Wars (2015) (TV Episode)
"...and if they take yet another line, they'll collide right into Doc Brown's train coming the other way."
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Baby Geniuses (2015) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned in a website.
The Cinema Snob: Little Rita of the West (2015) (TV Episode)
"...that's unsure if it's Rita or Marty McFly."
Lego Dimensions (2015) (Video Game)
Features the world and characters.
Misfortune County (2015)
Lady Vengeance calls Virgil Dill a "gutless yellow turd," the same insult used by Buford Tannen
Fear Me (2016) (TV Series)
Back to the Future Part III is at the video rental store.
Mr. Plinkett's The Star Wars Awakens Review (2016) (Video)
BTTF trilogy compared to the Star Wars trilogy
Josh: Close-up and Long Shot (2016) (TV Episode)
Owen says he once watched Back to The Future I, II and III at the same time.
Legends of Tomorrow: Compromised (2016) (TV Episode)
"Thinking fourth-dimensionally", Doc Brown mentioned
Making History: The Touchables (2017) (TV Episode)
The Question Jury: Episode #2.12 (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Wasteland Warrior (2017) (TV Episode)
The main body of the Honey Badger war rig is the same train that features in the climax,
The Family Chase: The Gandhi Family (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
Mr. Robot: eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko (2017) (TV Episode)
Showing at Alpine Cinemas.
Robot Chicken: Hey I Found Another Sock (2017) (TV Episode)
Nerd wears Marty McFly's cowboy costume.
The Cinema Snob: The Illusionauts (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.


The Howdy Doody Show (1947) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The Making of 'Back to the Future III' (1990) (TV Movie)
clips shown
ZZ Top: Doubleback (1990) (Video)
features clips from the film
Into the West (1992)
Troldspejlet: Episode #28.8 (2002) (TV Episode)
DVD box-set release of the trilogy reviewed + footage used
Back to the Future Part 3: Behind the Scenes (2002) (Video)
Clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Back to the Future (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are played
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Creature from the Black Lagoon (2007) (TV Episode)
James points out that a poster of Revenge of the Creature was shown at the drive in theater scene.
Top 10 Baddest Bad Guys (2007) (Short)
Biff Tannen is the #1 pick.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
"Time Travel Movie" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown as part of Brett's Time Travel movie
Tales from the Future: Time Flies (2010) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Tales from the Future: Keeping Time (2010) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Tales from the Future: Third Time's the Charm (2010) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Tales from the Future: The Test of Time (2010) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Forget About It: Back to the Future (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips from the move is shown as Panda "forgets about it"
Nostalgia Critic: Baby Geniuses (2011) (TV Episode)
An excerpt of Doc Brown saying "this is heavy"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.179 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of train going off bridge edited into clip from "The Bachelorette"
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Blockbuster Buster: My Favorite Martian (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling another Christopher Lloyd love scene
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Third Installments in Movie Franchises (2014) (TV Episode)
Given an honorable mention
Back in Time (2015)
Clips from all three films in the trilogy are featured.
Honest Trailers: Back to the Future (2015) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
Faux Raccord: Best-of spécial Figurants (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.


Taxi Driver (1976)
Wild Gunman (1984) (Video Game)
Back to the Future III has a bad guy named Mad Dog, which is a character spoof of the Mad Dog from Wild Gunman (1984) (VG).
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Doc's ice-making machine parodies Fox's from this movie.

Spoofed in 

Weird Science: The Legend of Red Brick Wallace (1995) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the film.
Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (1998) (Video Game)
In a mining level, you find a buried DeLorean as uncovered by Marty in BTTF:III
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) (Video Game)
When arriving at the gas station, a DeLorean is standing right in front of the entrance, half covered by a canvas.
Daria: Murder, She Snored (2000) (TV Episode)
Mack spoofs Buford Tannen by saying: "I hated that name! Hated it! Do you hear me?"
Dark Cloud 2 (2002) (Video Game)
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
After meeting the Wright brothers, the Back to the Future theme can be heard as a train blowing red smoke heads towards a ravine.
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
A train destroys the time machine.
Drawn Together: Captain Girl (2006) (TV Episode)
When Wooldoor drives off in the WoolDelorean, it disappears into flames and leaves behind a spinning license plate that reads "OATTIME" and leaves behind a version of Wooldoor that has a voice a lot like Michael J. Fox and is dressed in Marty McFly's 1885 clothes.
Mega64: What the Hell Happened to Mega64? (2006) (TV Episode)
"THE END" appears at the end of the episode in the same font and orange-yellow gradient as the ending to the Back to the Future series, with a song about time travel playing over it.
Big Money Rustlas (2010)
In both films, an undertaker immediately takes the hero's measurements after he challenges the villain.
The Simpsons: The Fight Before Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
Flying locomotive and train
The Aquabats! Super Show!: Cowboy Android! (2012) (TV Episode)
The Aquabats show up for a shootout armored with hubcaps
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part VIII (2012) (TV Episode)
The conversation between Dr. Insano and the remaining critics is a take on Marty and Doc's final conversation.

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