Back to the Future

Trivia: To compensate for their height difference, Christopher Lloyd (6ft 1) would hunch over in close ups with Michael J Fox (5ft 4) so that they both appeared in frame. Robert Zemekis used blocking to position the actors far apart at different distances from the camera in wider shots.

Trivia: The script was rejected forty four times before it was finally accepted.

hifijohn

Trivia: While the young Doc and Marty get to the school there is a sign on the wall with "Ron Woodward" on it, that's a reference to Ronald Woodward, the key grip of the film.

oswal13

Trivia: Despite what the ending shows, the movie's producers originally had no intention of creating a sequel. As director Robert Zemeckis reveals in an interview on the DVD releases, the whole finale was intended as a joke. After the immense popularity of the movie, however, Zemeckis and producer Bob Gale realised that they had to create a sequel and connect it to the "joke" ending of the first one. Once a sequel was in the works, "To Be Continued" was then added to the home video release of the first film.

Matty Blast

Trivia: The town hall building is also seen in the Voyagers TV show.

oswal13

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Suggested correction: The Town Hall building is in over 100 movies and TV shows since it is a building in Courthouse Square at Universal Studios. It has also appeared in Gremlins, The Twilight Zone, To Kill a Mockingbird, Knight Rider, Leave It To Beaver, Parenthood, Saving Mr. Banks, and Psycho II, to name some of a few of the more commonly known. I don't think its common appearance makes this trivia relevant.

I'd say it makes it more relevant. Just add the multiple appearances of the building.

lionhead

A random show or movie sharing a set or building wouldn't be trivia. "Voyagers!" is about time travelers, which connects BTTF to it.

Bishop73

It's trivia, it's just a fun fact.

lionhead

I was replying to the corrector explaining why it is trivia.

Bishop73

Trivia: When Marty punches Biff in the diner, if you pause/use slow-mo you can tell it's not Michael J Fox that hits him, but it is actually Eric Stoltz, the original Marty, because he's taller and has more hair than Michael J Fox.

Trivia: 'Emmett' Brown's name is 'time' spelled backwards and pronounced as two syllables, 'em-it'.

Trivia: While Marty is holding the jeep and being pulled on his skateboard, there is sign for used cars, that's a reference to another Robert Zemeckis / Bob Gale film called "Used Cars" - Deborah Harmon had a part in that film and plays the newsreader in this one.

oswal13

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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)

Knever

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Question: Right when Marty gets back to Doc before he goes back to 1985, he's praising his dad's actions of the night. One line that's bothered me ever since I can remember is "My dad laid out Biff. He's never stood up to Biff in his life." And then the Doc pauses for a second and gets a strange look on his face and says, "Never?" To that, Marty says, "No, why?" and the Doc shrugs it off saying, "Nevermind." What's Doc thinking? The best I can come up with is that he's wondering what effects it'll have on the future, but that's a rough guess. If anyone out there knows, I'd be happy to hear it.

DenizenZERO

Chosen answer: I think that is *exactly* what he is thinking. He realizes that by standing up to Biff, George may have irrevocably changed his personal future, and therefore affected Marty's future as well. This is exactly the sort of thing Doc was so eager to prevent by refusing to hear any information about the future.

Phil C.

Answer: In the novel Marty adds that George is also thinking about college now. Doc says that this might delay Loraine and George having kids for awhile and adds that Marty might find himself like 10-14 years old when he gets back to 1985.

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