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: The script was rejected no less than 44 times before finally being accepted.

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

Continuity mistake: When Marty chases after Biff on the borrowed 'skateboard', Marty is wearing a dark grey belt and a red/blue print shirt under his red/beige jacket. However, when Marty is hanging on to the front of Biff's car as they turn a corner (and in another shot), Marty (stunt double) is wearing a light brown belt and solid tan shirt. (01:07:00)

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Question: What is the make/model of the car that Biff wrecked, that is being towed into the McFly's driveway near the beginning of the film?

Answer: The car being towed into the driveway is a 1979 Chevrolet Nova.

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