Back to the Future Part II

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when Marty is examining his truck in the garage, the left side of his shirt is tucked-in in the front, but in the first film, Marty's left shirt tail was hanging out.

Continuity mistake: Marty's hairstyle is different in the starting scene in BTTF2 to what it was in the scene at the end of BTTF (It is flatter).

Continuity mistake: When Marty gets locked in Biff's garage, we see that he can't push through the two garage doors because there's a lock on the other side. Yet, when Biff comes out to go to the Prom dance, he opens them in literally no time at all with no resistance. We don't even hear him unlock them.

Continuity mistake: When Old Biff is seen watching the hover board chase all the monitors on the wall in the Cafe 80's are turned off even though they were all on two shots prior.

Continuity mistake: When Griff pulls "Gramps" Biff out of the cafe 80's, as he swings back into the cafe notice that he swings around twice. (00:15:00)

Continuity mistake: When Biff is trying to run down Marty on the hoverboard, as he comes out of the tunnel there is a shot of the manure truck driving down the road. Cut camera angle to Biff missing Marty and hitting the truck, which is now at a dead stop, however there was not adequate time to do this and appears that the truck was driving then instantly stopped.

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Continuity mistake: The small black pickup Marty is given at the start of this film is significantly different from the one he's given at the end of the first movie. Yet the moment is supposed to be the same one.

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Continuity mistake: In the first film (1985) when Marty opens the garage and sees the black Toyota pick up truck, we see instruments on the wall. In this film, they are different.

Continuity mistake: When Marty is waiting for Griff he orders a Pepsi and has trouble opening it, but at another angle it's out of his hands and on the table, then in the next shot he's trying to open it again. (00:13:41)

Continuity mistake: In the tunnel chase, watch the next shot after Biff laughs which shows Marty furiously using all his might to escape Biff. There is suddenly black on the walls around where Marty is.

Continuity mistake: When the DeLorean lands in Hilldale in 2015, just before it touches the ground look at the wheel nuts. They are in a plus sign position (around the black centre. However when the car lands the nuts have changed to a X shape position. The wheel nuts change to the X shape position from the plus shape in the next shot as the car lands.

Continuity mistake: When Marvin, the band member, goes to call Chuck Berry about Marty's "new sound", the telephone he uses has a black neoprene coiled handset cord. In the first BTTF, the phone had a straight, uncoiled brown cloth handset cord (seen when he says, "Well then listen to this." and holds the handset out toward the stage). This isn't because the cord was stretched out, as neoprene cords can't stretch so much that they look uncoiled.

Continuity mistake: At the start, the DeLorean hits the left dustbin and comes to a halt. At the other side of the street, there is only one car parking near to a house. From another angle there's a different red car parking on the other side of the street, and the tree that stood between both houses has gone. (00:01:15)

Continuity mistake: When Doc drives Marty up behind Biff, just before they enter the tunnel and Marty grabs Biff's car, you see Doc acknowledge Marty and then turn off left, but as the camera pans back you see the car veer to the right. (01:30:45)

Continuity mistake: When Marty is at the dance in the first film, the room that the band leader rings his cousin from is on the right, but in this film the room is on the left. (01:26:09)

Continuity mistake: When the rain stops after Marty and Doc first get out of the DeLorean in 2015, Doc looks up at the rapidly clearing sky. Directly above their heads the sun is shining brightly. However, if you look at the tops of the buildings you can see sunlight hitting them from the sides. I suppose we will have another sun by 2015? (00:06:42)

Continuity mistake: In the Café 80's, when Griff is about to bat Marty, a woman in a blue dress passes behind Marty twice. She is also seen walking around in the next scenes that take place outside.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is in the Café 80's, there are two men talking outside on the street. Shot changes and when we go back to Marty, a second later, the two men have vanished.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is going over the lake on the hover board, at the start his shoes go right under the water, but if you look at his shoes in the next shot, they are dry.

Continuity mistake: Right at the start of the movie where Doc Brown pulls up on the drive of Marty's house, we see a panning shot as Marty and Jennifer walk to the DeLorean - there are no vehicles parked on that side of the street. A moment later as Marty waves his hand in front of the Doc's glasses, there's a green VW bus parked almost outside the house. Then as the Doc's looking through the rubbish bin, the VW's moved further down the street. Then as the DeLorean backs off the drive, there's a yellow VW bus there instead. (00:01:20 - 00:02:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Marty (the Marty wearing the dark clothing) is at the dance and the Marty of 1955 is on stage is about to sing Johnny B. Goode, you can hear the 1955 Marty saying "this is a blues riff in B, watch for the changes and try to keep up" through the microphone. Yet in the original, Marty looks away from the mike when he says this and is unamplified. The quote is different as well. He says "this is a blues riff in B, watch for the changes and try to keep up" in part I, but in part 2 he says "this is a blues riff in B, watch me for the changes and keep up, OK?" (01:24:25)

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Marty: You're not going to believe this. We have to go back to 1955.
Doc: I don't believe it!

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Trivia: When Marty is waiting for Griff in the cafe he plays a videogame with two boys. One of the boys is Elijah Wood at age 7. (01:14:55)

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Question: Has anyone an idea about what kind of car is this one which almost hits Marty McFly Jr. as he runs out from Cafe 80's? For me it looks like Renault or Mazda, but I'm not sure, though I I can swear it must be some future descendant of the really existing nowadays car. Does anyone recognize any other familiar car in future vehicles? :).

Answer: I was able to recognize the red one that almost hit him. It is a late 1980's Ford Probe. There is also a jeep that flies down that Marty grabs a hold of.

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