Back to the Future Part II
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Continuity mistake: Notice Marty's hair in the scene when he's playing "Johnny B. Goode." It's quite larger than when he says, some seconds later, "I guess that you're not ready for it yet." That's because when he says that, it's a recycled shot from the original BTTF, whereas most shots showing he's playing the guitar are newly made for BTTF2. However, Marty's hair is considerably longer in the new shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene after Marty is leaving the school hall after his performance, Lorraine and George bump into him backstage and Lorraine says, 'Marty that was very interesting m... music' with a stutter. However in the first film when she says the same line in the same scene she says it without a stutter. It is meant to be exactly the same line and scene from the previous movie.

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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.

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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?"

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Continuity mistake: In the part where Marty is trapped in Biff's garage, Biff's rear view mirror on his car is at the very top of his windshield. Later on when Marty is holding on to the car with the hover board the rear view mirror is in the middle of his windshield. The rear-view mirror was lowered about six inches or so.

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Continuity mistake: In the Café 80's just after you hear Marty say, "It is Wild Gunman", notice the three people sitting in the second booth from the back wall. When the scene changes to Marty throwing his hat on top of the game, you can see that the people have changed tables. You can also see that they are gone again when it shows a close-up of the two kids.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is in Mr. Strickland's office trying to take back the almanac, it shows a wide view of the office with two flags right next to each other. After cutting to a close up view of Marty they are apart, then Marty moves them together.

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Continuity mistake: When Biff is trying to get Lorraine to go to the dance with him, (the bit when Lorraine is looking at her dress) you see the same extra walking past her about three times.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty avoids Griff and his thugs by jumping in the water off his hover board, his hair gets wet. After his coat dries his hair he rubs his hand through it. It gets all messy and crazy and uncombed. The very next shot shows him talking to the girls with perfectly combed hair.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the 1985 Jennifer is in her 2015 home and says "I get married in the Chapel-O-Love?" right before she picks up the picture note the Chapel-O-Love picture and frame on the bookcase behind her. After she picks it up and drops it leaving it on the floor she looks for a place to hide. Later on when the old Lorraine and George are in the living room, take another look at the picture on the bookcase; the Chapel picture is set back up. You could argue Lorraine would have had enough time to set it back up. But look at the Chapel picture; it's inserted in the frame upside down. You can tell by looking at the frame stand behind it. Meaning someone physically removed the picture and put it that way.

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Continuity mistake: If you look very closely, after Marty flips on the little girl's hover board and is laying on his stomach, when he goes to get up you can see that he's wearing regular lace style tennis shoes and not the auto-lace high tops that Doc gives him as soon as they get to 2015. You may need to pause it to see them.

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Continuity mistake: When Biff punches Marty in the stomach, he falls to the ground between Biff's henchman. The camera angle changes to a wide shot and Marty is still on the floor but he's about 3 feet in front of the henchman now.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when they reenact the last scene from the first movie, Marty asks Doc how he's going to turn out in the future. Doc pauses briefly, then says "No no no, you and Jennifer turn out fine." He doesn't pause in the first movie.

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Continuity mistake: Biff has exactly the same view towards the street as Marty and Jennifer, but the houses and cars on the other side of the street are totally different.

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Continuity mistake: Before Griff shows up in the cafe, the Pepsi bottle's label is facing the counter. A second later, when Griff appears, the label is facing the door.

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Continuity mistake: At the clock tower scene at the end of the movie, you can see the DeLorean drive past a line of shops that are about 25 yards from the clock tower itself. However, in the next shot of the DeLorean, you can see that it has only gone about 50 yards from the Bluebird Motel (where it started from). In addition to this, even if there were some identical shops further up the road that Marty went past (which there more than likely aren't), you can't see any on the next shot. These shots are chronologically incorrect.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty gets the sports almanac in the tunnel, he flies on the wall with his left foot in the hover-board's strap. When he flies over the car and lands on the hover-board, his right foot is in the strap of the board. After that it keeps switching legs and in or out of the strap.

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Continuity mistake: In the first BTTF movie, when Lorraine and Marty are sitting in the car, Lorraine takes off her coat and then asks Marty why he's so nervous. In this movie, when Marty is crouching down to get past the car, Lorraine looks at 1955 Marty and asks him why he's so nervous without taking off her coat.

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Continuity mistake: When Doc Brown lifts off in the Delorean just after Marty gets the Almanac from Biff, Doc does a full right turn on the steering wheel, but the next shot shows the Delorean turning left in the air.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the second movie when Marty is checking out the new car, he audibly bangs the car with his fist right below the window frame. In the version of the same scene at the end of the first movie, Marty makes a similar hand motion but does not bang the car, and there is no noise.

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Continuity mistake: In Biff's apartment in alternate 1985 while Biff and Lorraine are arguing he knocks her to the ground and both her shoes come off. After Biff punches Marty in the stomach it then switches again to show Lorraine's reaction. As it does this we see her on the floor but her shoes are back on her feet. She could have had enough time to put them back on possibly but it seems unlikely that she would have done so as she is laying in the same position as when she was knocked down.

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Continuity mistake: In 1985A, when the punks fire at Strickland, there's a red flower in the pot closer to Marty. There's a first bang, angle changes and the flower has disappeared. If the bang had hit the flower Marty would've been injured, for he was behind it.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty dries his jacket, the clock tower pillars are in the shade. But when he hands the hover board back to the girl, they are in the sun.

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Continuity mistake: In the Cafe 80's sequence we see little Elijah Wood and his friend investigating the Wild Gunman game. One of them asks "How do you play this Thing?" while Marty is several feet away, but Marty answers immediately while standing right next to it. So he has managed to walk about 15 feet or so in a fraction of a second.

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Continuity mistake: The garage where Marty's truck is parked is very different in the opening scene of BTTF II than in BTTF I. The gardening tools on the wall to the left were different, and the brown wall siding in the back of the garage was not there in Part I.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the preview for BTTF3, Marty and the Doc are standing in a position for their photo to be taken. The photo is taken, but on the photo their hands are in different positions to what they were when the photo was being taken.

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Continuity mistake: In Part 1, at the dance the singer sings "A fool in love with you", Lorraine and George don't kiss. In Part 2, the same scene is re-built, and now when the singer sings that, Lorraine and George do kiss.

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Continuity mistake: Biff's 46 Ford changes from a convertible to a hardtop with the roof cut off during some scenes (notice the shape of the windshield frame and vent windows).

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Continuity mistake: When Marvin Berry leaves the stage to call his cousin Chuck Berry, in Back to the Future II he stops and walks around a ladder that Mary climbed to get on the catwalk over the stage. Watch Back to the Future I and when he is talking on the phone there is no ladder behind him. In fact, that whole scene is different. The desk is different along with the phone and Marvin has his back to the stage in II whereas in I he is facing the stage.

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Continuity mistake: In the original BTTF the photo used to determine if Marty would exist in 1985 (the one with his brother and sister) is a wallet size photo. Yet when Marty in BTTF II (with the leather jacket) sees the other Marty from BTTF look at that photo and rush back to the dance, it's a regular size photo.

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Continuity mistake: In 'Part 1,' after Doc crashes into the trash can, Marty waves his hand in front of Doc's torso. In 'Part 2,' he waves his hand in front of Doc's glasses.

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Continuity mistake: During the dance hall scene, the first half of the guitar solo Marty plays (before the Eddie Van Halen section) is completely different to the one he plays in the original film. Whether this is just to give time for the jump sequence to take place or not is open to question, but all the same, although not many people would notice, it is a pretty obvious mistake.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of Back To The Future, when it shows Marty and Jennifer talking to Doc, Marty is tanned, but at the start of this movie when the scene is repeated, he is pale.

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Continuity mistake: In the tunnel chase where Biff is catching up with Marty, the speed of his car changes from going fast and gaining speed to driving at normal speed a couple of times in different shots. The distance between Marty and the car also keeps changing with this.

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Continuity mistake: When Gramps is knocking Marty with his cane, right after he cries "Mr. Loooseer.", he puts his cane in his right hand, but a split second later it's seen on his left hand.

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Continuity mistake: When the DeLorean first lands in the alley in 2015, there is a shot of the back of the car as it lands. The large vents that extend out of Doc's modifications to the car are the wrong size. In most shots, they extend over the car's tail lights, however in this shot they stop above the lights. According to commentary this is a fiberglass scale model of the DeLorean used to film flying scenes, since it is lighter than the actual vehicle, so apparently the model was not quite identical to the real DeLorean.

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Continuity mistake: In the first BTTF at the scene were George Mcfly knocks out Biff and takes Lorraine, Marty sees them while he is standing in front of a couple. When he goes through the couple to get to the band performing at the dance, the woman in the couple makes a noise and gets pushed aside as he tries to get through them. In BTTF 2 when the Marty back from 1985 is watching George Mcfly knock Biff out before he steals the Almanac, the Marty from 1955 stands in front of the couple again, but this time the couple leaves a gap for him to go through, and when he goes through the woman in the couple, she makes no noise and doesn't get pushed. It was as if she was expecting it that time. As well, the couple isn't the same.

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Continuity mistake: After the roof scene in alternate 1985, the time circuits show the Nov. 12, 1955 readout before Doc enters it. (You can hear him still pressing the buttons afterwards).

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Continuity mistake: When Biff, in the alternative 1985, presents the record book to Marty, he puts it in a safe behind a portrait, and then he closes it. Biff continues speaking and you can see that the portrait is slowly opening again. Cut to Marty, then back to Biff, and you can see that now the portrait is completely closed.

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Continuity mistake: If you look at the destination keypad, you will see that the PM is over the AM. In the first "Back to the Future" film (1985), the AM is over the PM.

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Continuity mistake: When Lorraine, Biff and Marty are in the hotel in the alternate present, after Biff has said "...and all three of them?", Lorraine puts her drink down on the table with her left hand. In the very next shot, she is holding the drink in the other hand.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty first enters the Cafe 80's you can see behind him the two kids playing the working video game. The next scene that shows them the kids are still playing the game. However the third time you see the game it is now off with no kids in front of it. The next time it is shown the kids proclaim "they got it working" and walk from behind the machine and start playing.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is hanging onto the side of Biff's car as the sports scores are being said on the radio, Biff picks up the almanac to check them. You see him put it down in one shot, but when the shot switches to Marty's point of view, he puts it down again.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Marty is holding on to Biff's car and is trying to get the almanac, the direction of the almanac's cover keeps changing from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: A rather obvious one: when Marty is paddling furiously on his hoverboard to escape Biff's gang, the paddling leg changes repeatedly between right and left.

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Continuity mistake: In the high school dance scene, the guitar amplifier is standing on the floor. In the same scene in Back To The Future 1 it's raised up on some kind of box.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of this film (and the end of the prior film), Marty and Jennifer talk with Doc who has just returned from the future to retrieve them. A shot looks over the rear half of the DeLorean at Marty and Jenn and we see the street behind them. Ignoring that Jennifer is now played by a different actress, there is a tree missing behind her, as is the truck with a camper-shell that was two driveways back. Parked in the street is a VW bus where a Pontiac Firebird was. Marty has also gained a wristwatch not present in the same scene in the earlier film.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is playing his song on stage (during the part where he knocks over the speaker) the music playing is at a different stage to what it was in the first film. The music is now a few seconds ahead.

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Continuity mistake: As the DeLorean lands in 2015 at the start, the car has silver center caps (between the wheel nuts) in the front and back wheels, but in the very next shot, they have changed back into the original black center caps.

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Continuity mistake: At the start when the DeLorean crashes into the line of six bins on the driveway one of the bins is half open. It is one from the right. In the next shot when Dr. Brown gets out the bin that is half open is two from the right. Then a bit later when the DeLorean comes out of the driveway all the bin lids are closed. The bin lids were never closed all through the scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty gets out of the water after jumping from the hoover board, the board is a bit far from him. In the next shot it is right next to him, to help him pick it up and leave.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is being chased by Griff's hover board gang, Marty grabs rope from a car. Just after, he has to avoid an oncoming car. One second he's holding the rope, the very next shot as he goes over the bonnet, the rope's gone.

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Continuity mistake: In the first movie at the dance, he plays the guitar quite horribly before his parents kiss. In this movie, there is a shot before they kiss and Marty is playing the guitar perfectly.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of BTTF 1, when Doc tells Marty and Jennifer that they have to come back with him to 2015, while they are sitting in the DeLorean, the Doc says," ...where we're going we don't need (pause) roads," and as he says "roads" he puts his silver glasses on normally. But in the beginning of BTTF 2 in the same scene, when he says," ...where we're going we don't need (pause) roads, he swings his glasses on really fast with only one swish as he says "roads."

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is reading the letter from the Western Union man, he's standing with the letter in front of him at chest level. Switch to side camera angle and he is now bent over, holding the letter down to the car's headlight. Switch angle again and he's standing up again, with the letter back in front of him.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty's on the hover board on the lake, watch the Clock tower's entrance behind him: Depending on if it's a wide, medium or side shot, the number of guards change from one to two, or one that runs away but suddenly appears back in place.

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Continuity mistake: When Doc, Marty and Jennifer have arrived in 2015 Doc tells them that the time of the day is 4:29 pm. However the destination time still shown on the time circuits' display from their time travel to the future tells us that they should have arrived at 4:29 am.

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Continuity mistake: We see Marty putting on his right Nike boot but not his left. The camera cuts from his feet to his face saying "power laces, all right" then back to his feet, now both boots are on.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of BTTF, when Doc drives up to Marty's driveway and tells Marty and Jennifer to get in the car to go to the future, Marty asks Doc, 'Why, what happens? Do we become a**holes or something?' Then Doc replies straight away 'No, you and Jennifer turn out fine, it's your kids, something's gotta be done about your kids.' At the start of BTTF2 when the same scene is played again, Marty asks the same question but this time Doc pauses before he replies to Marty's question.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the first film when Marty leaves the garage to greet Jennifer, he does not have a watch on throughout the whole scene. In the identical scene at the beginning of this film, Marty is wearing a black watch.

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Continuity mistake: When Biff and Marty fighting over the almanac while driving towards the tunnel, the almanac flies out of their hands and lands on the front windshield. Biff slowly reaches over the windshield blocking the center rearview mirror entirely with his right shoulder. Cut camera angle and the mirror is unblocked, showing Marty to the rear of the car, then a reaction shot of Biff seeing Marty in the mirror, all while he is still blocking the mirror with his shoulder.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Notice Marty's hair in the scene when he's playing "Johnny B. Goode." It's quite larger than when he says, some seconds later, "I guess that you're not ready for it yet." That's because when he says that, it's a recycled shot from the original BTTF, whereas most shots showing he's playing the guitar are newly made for BTTF2. However, Marty's hair is considerably longer in the new shots.

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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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