Back to the Future Part II

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 Doc and Marty arrive in 2015's Hill Valley the flying DeLorean (a scale model) is missing the key lock and door handle dent. When it lands (and swaps to a real car) both appear.

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Continuity mistake: 1955-Jen is showing some dresses to a friend when Biff shows up. Watch the man passing by the girls. He walks by twice.

Continuity mistake: Inside the tunnel, Biff punches Marty who's on the hoverboard, launching him back. A shot later Marty is suddenly standing tall and next to Biff, and gets punched again.

Continuity mistake: When 1955-Marty reads Doc's 1885 letter next to the Western Union car, his right hand is either on the lower part of the paper or the upper, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Doc travels to 1885, Marty stands on the road holding a rope and says "He's gone." When the angle changes, the length of the rope sticking out is much shorter.

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Continuity mistake: When 1985-Jen encounters her old self, 2015-Jen walks several steps further. When the angle changes, old-Jen has stepped back 4 meters to allow for both to stare at each other closely.

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Continuity mistake: When 2015-Lorraine takes the pizza out of the oven, the amount of green peppers decreases between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Jen finds out that she got married in the chapel of love, her hair swaps from perfectly brushed to totally messed-up between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Jen is taken to her home in the future, Marty and Doc are in the car. Doc places his left hand over his glasses, but when the shot changes he's got his pinky finger raised.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty reads the paper with the news about his son's arrest, the way he holds the paper differs between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when Doc smashes through the trash cans, his glasses are not on. In the shot where he steps out of the car they are.

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Suggested correction: He put them on in between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the beginning of the chase sequence, Marty is hanging on to a rope and there is a rear facing shot looking at him. There are two wet tire tracks in the shot. These disappear in the following shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the movie Biff is waxing George's car in the driveway with his truck parked next to it. However it completely disappears and isn't seen again even though Doc appears and parks where Biff's truck was, and Biff doesn't leave the premises.

Deadlock

Continuity mistake: Marty's new truck in the garage at the end of Back the the Future I and beginning of Back to the Future II has different front license plates.

Rossbo

Continuity mistake: When Marty is on Strickland's porch with the shotgun pointed at him, his hands go from in the air to down by his waist in a split second.

Deadlock

Continuity mistake: Int the courtyard chase scene when Griff and gang crash through the courthouse windows, the sun's position changes in every shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Strickland is hitting Biff with the Almanac in the parking lot, the way the book is folded changes between shots.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Marty confronts Biff in the alternate 1985 in the hot tub, the girls change positions. The blonde was on his left and the brunette was on his right. When they see Marty and scream, they move forward but there is no way they can switch that fast. (00:55:40)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Doc takes Marty and Jennifer to 2015 for the first time, they are descending towards Hill Valley. Doc turns the steering wheel to the left but the car goes right and down. (00:05:53)

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Biff: Look, Lorraine, you walk out that door and I won't only cut off you, I'll cut off your kids.
Lorraine: You wouldn't!?
Biff: Oh, wouldn't I? First your daughter, Linda. I'll cancel all her credit cards. She can settle her debts with the bank all by herself. Your idiot son, Dave. I'll get his probation revoked. And as for Marty. Well, maybe you liked to have all three of your kids behind bars just like your brother Joey. One big happy jailbird family.

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Trivia: In an interview, the director stated that hoverboards were real, but they weren't on the market because parents didn't like the idea of floating children. He said this as a joke, but this didn't stop mass hysteria as thousands of kids went from store to store looking for hoverboards.

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Question: In the alternative 1985, there is an alternative Biff, Lorraine etc. Shouldn't there also be an alternative Marty and Doc?

Answer: Yep, and there is, but they're both elsewhere. Doc's been committed to an asylum somewhere. When Marty first meets the alternate Biff, Biff tells him that he's supposed to be in Switzerland at boarding school - that's where the alternate Marty is.

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Wouldn't someone probably see Doc and report that he escaped from the asylum?

Maybe, but no way to be sure, and they're not around long enough for that to be an issue anyway.

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