Back to the Future
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Dr. Emmett Brown: No wonder your president has to be an actor, he's gotta look good on television.

Sam Baines: Stella! Another one of these damn kids jumped in front of my car! Come on out here and help me take him in the house!

George McFly: Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain.

Marvin Berry: Chuck. Chuck! It's Marvin - your cousin, Marvin BERRY. You know that new sound you're looking for? Well, listen to this!

Dr. Emmett Brown: Now, remember - according to my theory, you interfered with your parents first meeting. If they don't meet, they won't fall in love, they won't get married and they won't have kids. That's why your older brother's disappearing from that photograph. Your sister will follow, and unless you repair the damage, you'll be next.
Marty McFly: Sounds pretty heavy.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Weight has nothing to do with it.

Doc Brown: Now, if my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit.

[Lorraine's parents are talking about Marty McFly, Lorraine's future son.]
Stella Baines: He's a very strange young man.
Sam Baines: He's an idiot. Comes from upbringing. His parents are probably idiots too. Lorraine, if you ever have a kid that acts that way I'll disown you.

Marty McFly: Jesus, George, it was a wonder I was even born.

Doc: Next Saturday night, we're sending you Back to the Future!

Marty: Jeez, Doc. You disintegrated Einstein!
Doc: Don't worry, Marty. Einstein is perfectly fine.
Marty: Well then where the hell is he?
Doc: I think the appropriate term is WHEN the hell is he.

Doc: The only power source capable of generating 1.21 gigawatts of electricity is a bolt of lightning.
Marty: What?
Doc: A bolt of lightning! Unfortunately, you never know when or where it's ever going to strike!
[Marty holds out the "Save the Clock Tower" flyer.]
Marty: We do now.

Biff: Why don't you make like a tree, and get out of here?

Marty: Doc look, all we need is a little plutonium!
Doc: Oh! I'm sure that in 1985, plutonium is available at every corner drug store, but in 1955 it's a little hard to come by. Marty, I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you're stuck here.

Lou: You gonna order something, kid?
Marty McFly: Ah, yeah... Give me a Tab.
Lou: Tab? I can't give you a tab unless you order something.
Marty McFly: All right, give me a Pepsi Free.
Lou: You want a Pepsi, pal, you're gonna pay for it.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see the machine in action, the travel is shown from three different angles. In the second, a line of fire passes directly between Doc's legs, but in the third angle, they pass to the left of both of his legs. (00:21:00)

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Trivia: In the battle of the bands scene, when Marty introduces The Pinheads, Huey Lewis, who provided "The Power of Love" for the film's soundtrack, plays the second judge from the left, and is the one who eventually says, "You're just too darn loud." (00:07:40)

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Question: How is Marty able to play a 1980s videotape on a 1950s television set? Is this just another example of Doc's ahead-of-his-time inventiveness?

Answer: Video tape system back then could output an NTSC video signal, just like broadcast at the time, and up to HD in the 2000s. Usually there was a switch on the video device to change the output frequency between channels 3 or 4. Depending on what was an open channel in your area.

Answer: The video camera was in the DeLorean. With the right kind of adapter, which was common enough in the 80s that Doc might've had it on the camera or been able to jury-rig something in the 50s, it would have been possible to connect it into the antenna screws in the back of the TV and play it directly from the camera.

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TVs in the 50s had a two prong antennae connection (two screws in the back that you put a prong antennae into) TVs in the mid 80s also had this. The coax connection (the one wire that screws in) was starting to become common, but, the two prong connection would have been more likely on any given TV at the time, so, whatever wire they used to preview recordings probably had that. very convenient that Marty brought those cords with him.

An old Atari 2600 RF Adapter would be how one would link a video camera to an old-fashioned television. A simple-enough part that Doc could probably make one with 1950s technology.

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