Back to the Future Part II

Corrected entry: When Marty is in the alternate 1985, Biff shows him the book, and the cover is on it. When they go back to 1955, we see that it was taken by Strickland with the "Oh La La" book.

Correction: This is before Marty went back in time time to yet again change the history.

Corrected entry: In this film, when Doc sees his younger self, he says there will be "plenty of rain all right". However, there isn't - but he should know that, as he has already done the clock tower in Back to the Future 1.

Correction: There is plenty of rain. The rain part of a storm is smaller and slower than the overall low-pressure parts (like thunder and lightning); it starts closer to the high school (as seen Pt. 2), moves towards the courthouse, and eventually hits Doc's house (as seen in Pt. 3)

Xofer

Corrected entry: When Marty receives the letter from Doc in 1885, it is raining. But in the 1st and 3rd movie, there is no rain. (01:34:00)

Correction: When Marty receives the letter, he is outside of town (after just watching Doc jump to the past when the car was hit by lightning). There may have been no rain in the center of town, but a few miles outside of town might have been raining.

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: After Marty talks to his parents after playing on stage he casually strolls out the door just opening the door a fraction, but in Back to the Future 2 he knocks his other self unconscious by flinging the door open. That shot was seemingly done again for the second movie so Marty could be knocked unconscious. (01:28:47)

Correction: The second movie Marty changes the past so that the first movie Marty sees Biff's bullies knocked out. He therefore opened the door more because he was in a hurry to get out, so that they wouldn't wake up and make him miss the lightning bolt at the clock tower(in the first movie Biff's friends wouldn't have been there).

Corrected entry: When the Doc is chatting to Marty and Jennifer as they fly towards Hill Valley he has a small microphone headpiece on his left ear, but when they land and he opens the door it has disappeared. (00:05:30)

Correction: The last time you see this earpiece is just before the Delorean descends into Hill Valley. Since you dont see Doc again until after the car has landed, there is plenty of time for him to remove it.

Corrected entry: When Doc, Marty and Jennifer go into the future, they disappear above the Mcfly home, but when they arrive in 2015, they are outside Hill Valley (although after they disappear into the future there is a long 'journey' when the credits are showing, with enough time for them to get out of Hill Valley, but after the 'journey' the car makes the swooshing noises it does when it arrives somewhere, so this was just for the credits).

Correction: Actually, Lyon Estates (where Marty lives) is 2 miles outside of Hill Valley. In the first movie, after Marty has arrived in 1955 and hides the DeLorean behind the Lyon Estates sign, he then walks down a deserted road and passes a sign which says "Hill Valley-2 Miles." So Part II is right on the money.

Corrected entry: When Biff is at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance he tells principle Strickland that he is not old enough to drink alcohol. At Biff's hotel the movie that plays says that he won at the track on his 21st birthday in 1958. When Doc stole the newspapers from the library there was an article about Biff's winnings dated in March of 1958. If Biff was 21 in March of 1958, then he was 18 in November of 1955, and since the legal drinking age was 18 in 1955 he was, in fact, old enough to drink alcohol.

Correction: States only began to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18 in the late '60s and early '70s because of arguments generated by the Vietnam War about being "old enough to die for your country but not old enough to drink."

Corrected entry: When Doc opens his case full of currency, it's sorted by decades, and Doc explains that it's purpose is to be ready for all monetary situations. He pulls some currency from the stack labeled 1950's and tells Marty to use it to buy some clothes. However, since the year they are in is 1955, there's a chance that he may be giving Marty money dated anywhere from 1956-1959. Wouldn't it have made more sense to take the currency from the stack labeled 1940's instead, thereby not running the risk of drawing attention to themselves with money printed with 'future' dates?

Correction: Doc probably thought about that; his stack of money for the 50s is probably comprised of bills for the 40s, his stack for the 40s of bills from the 30s, and so on.

Sereenie

Corrected entry: When Marty throws the matchbook holder at Biff he throws it upright but when it sticks into Biff's chair it's now upside down.

MCKD

Correction: This might be viewable only on the DVD, but when Marty throws the matchbox holder, and if you pause it just before it would have hit the camera, you can see it start to flip over.

Corrected entry: We see that George McFly died in 1975 when Marty checks the newspaper; the article on the front page says he was murdered, with a sub headline that reads "Local Author Dies." However as we saw in the original Back to the Future, George didn't get his first book until 1985 when Marty came back from 1955. Therefore George was not an author in 1975 when he was murdered. Even if in the alternate future George wrote earlier, when Doc and Marty fixed the future the newspaper should not say "Local Author Honored" because in the non-alternate future he was not an author until 1985.

Correction: His first novel was published in 1985. That doesn't mean other writings of his weren't published prior to 1985.

Corrected entry: When Marty goes to burn the Almanac near the end of he movie, he drops the hoverboard on the ground and it noticeably wobbles very fast when it lands. A hoverboard wouldn't do that, as it would just float normally if it was dropped.

csteel310

Correction: We don't know how to turn the hoverboard on or off, and during the movies, it goes on and off several times, for instance when it is in the back seat of the DeLorean it is off, but when Marty pulls it out, it turns on. It may have been off in this scene.

Sol Parker

Corrected entry: When Marty and Jennifer go into the future and see themselves. Wouldn't the "future" versions remember going to the future 30 years ago and be looking for themselves to appear?

Correction: They both fainted after they saw each other, so that after they awoke, they would think it was all a dream.

csteel310

Corrected entry: At the end of the film, as the DeLorean gets struck by lightning, Doc goes back to 1885. We then hear Marty reading from the letter that the lightning strike damaged the flying circuits on the car. So how did he land it in 1885 from the 40 feet altitude he was at when struck by the lightning, if the car couldn't fly in order to land safely? (01:39:51)

Correction: Who said that the car would drop like a rock. Don't you think a flying car from the future in a world where there millions of flying cars would have a safety feature that would protect it from that kind of a thing. Maybe it "sputtered" to the ground, or has a one shot back-up hover device that works more like the hover board so cars aren't dropping from the sky if they malfunction.

Corrected entry: When the Doc gets hit by lightning and goes back in time, he's not going 88mph, which Marty had to do in the first movie.

Correction: According the director's commentary, when the DeLorean was hit by the lighting, it got sent into a tight, fast spin which brought the speed up to 88 mph. This is also the reason why the fire trails look like backward 9's; the car is spinning, so the fire trails can't be straight.

Corrected entry: When Marty from Back to the Future I leaves George and Lorraine out the back door of the gym he opens the door so hard that he hits Marty of BTTF II and knocks him down. Watch Back to the Future I and see how far Marty actually opens the door. He barely opens it enough for himself to fit through. In other words, he would have never been able to knock himself out.

Correction: After Marty sees Biff's friends knocked out, he decides he should hurry up and leave. thus, opening the door farther and knocking him out.

Corrected entry: Griff and his gang crash into the courthouse on their hoverboards, yet a minute later, the little girl has the same hoverboard Griff was riding. Even if Griff flew off the board, it would still land on the other side of the water or in the water. The little girl is on the opposite side.

Correction: You see Marty coming up the stairs from the other side of the lake, so if he had the time, you can only assume that she had time also.

Corrected entry: When Marty is at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance at the end of the movie, he's trying to get the sports almanac from Biff. But then Mr. Striklin takes the Magazine from him and goes to his office, and throws it in the garbage. Marty then immediately gets it out, only to realise that it is just the almanac cover, with an Oh La La magazine inside. Therefore the coverless almanac is still in Biff's hands, so Marty crumples the cover, throws it on the ground, and runs after Biff. Then, When he is chasing after Biff again to get the REAL magazine, the cover is once again on the magazine, in Biff's hands. (01:20:48)

Correction: That was just the dust cover - the proper cover of the almanac would be exactly the same.

Corrected entry: At the end of BTTF, we learn that Doc is alive because he did indeed find Marty's letter. And we know that he had to tape it together because he ripped it to pieces. Now at the the end of part 2 upon seeing Marty reappear after he has sent him back to the future he faints. Now wouldn't this alter the timeline because he never goes through the trash to get the letter therefore he won't be prepared in the future with his bullet proof vest? (01:41:47)

Correction: In BTTF original, after tearing the letter up, the cable comes undone and he puts the torn up pieces into his overcoat pocket.

Corrected entry: This is the part in the very beginning when Doc takes Marty and Jennifer to the future. Wouldn't the future be without Marty and Jennifer because they left in 1985 and must have been missing all that time. From 1985-2015. Thus, there would be no way in heck that they would have existed in 2015, and no way that the 1985 Jennifer would have seen herself or her house, family etc.

Correction: This seems quite a simple point to me, but people keep submitting it. Given the non-linear nature of time, Marty and the others go into the future, but they will eventually go back to the exact moment they left and continue with their lives. Therefore when they see themselves in the future, their future selves have already gone forward, seen themselves, then returned to the past. The only error relating to this situation is that if they've already seen themselves, why are they surprised, as the future selves are the same ones that travel forward in time, but that's a whole different error...

This "they will eventually go back" stuff is making me really mad. I heard it a lot, but it is nonsense! Yes, maybe they will eventually go back (and they do as we know). But we also know that Marty (with the new wisdom of BTTF2) denies to make that car race in the end of the movie and future changes, so his hand will never get destroyed and so this special loser-2015-future they are seeing at the beginning of the movie is definitely not that future they could ever see. They would see a future with a Marty in 2015 with a "good hand" when you assume "they will eventually go back"

Goekhan

Corrected entry: We all know that Old Biff stole the time-machine, went back to 1955 and gave the book to himself. He also returned the time-machine to Marty and Doc. WHY? He actually gave them the ability to restore the past. Why didn't Old Biff just keep the time-machine?

Correction: Biff doesn't know how time travel works. Presumably, he assumed that if he were to go back to the future, he'd end up in the alternate future he had just created (which would make sense) and become the 'rich' Biff.

Correction: Character choices are not mistakes.

oldbaldyone
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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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Biff: Go ahead, kid. Jump. A suicide will be nice and neat.
Marty: What if I don't?
Biff: [raising gun] Lead poisoning.
Marty: What about the police, Biff? They're gonna match up the bullet with that gun.
Biff: Kid, I own the police. Besides, they couldn't match up the bullet that killed your old man.
Marty: You son of a...
[Biff pulls back on the gun's hammer.]
Biff: Suppose it's poetic justice. Two McFlys with the same gun.

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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.

moviedude345
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