Back to the Future Part II

Corrected entry: In the scene where Marty is watching his other self talking to his parents (his other self just played Johnny B. Goode), he is watching through the door, when suddenly Biff turns up and they argue. When they are about three feet away from each other (just enough space for a door to be opened) you see Marty blinking his eye, because he expects the door to be slammed open, and the Marty from the first film rushes out.

Correction: 1. Michael J Fox was not "really" going to be hit by the door, there would not really be a reason for him to blink or twitch knowing it was coming. 2. The scene shifts perspective and there was a split screen effect in play to make the dual Marty effect, so its not a continuous shot. 3. Marty is triggered by the chicken word currently, and would not be thinking enough to realise it was coming. Ultimately, I think its just a twitch caused by being triggered by the word Chicken.


Correction: There is no mistake here. Marty is expecting the door to be slammed open because he remembers how he left the building. The timing might seem funny, but he could have remembered just at that second.

Correction: We aren't supposed to hear him hitting the car. The producers were just trying to create a little bit of suspense to give us that "What's going to happen next?" feeling. If we heard Marty hitting the car, the suspense wouldn't exist.

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"


Corrected entry: Towards the beginning, when Marty returns to 1985 and walks up to Biff's hotel he runs into the town drunk and refers to him as "Red." Red was the mayor in 1955, shown in the first movie when a campaign van is driving around the town square saying "Re-elect Mayor Red Wilson".

Correction: He actually says "Brett" - the joke being that Brett from the normal 1985 (the town drunk) is exactly the same in the alternate 1985. Hes the only one who hasn't changed, hence the way Marty says his name.

Correction: This is not trivia, this is part of the plot.


Correction: The names of the mayors are mixed up in this entry. The 1955 mayor was Red Thomas and the 1985 mayor was Goldie Wilson.

No that's the point. Red Thomas has fallen on very hard times in this alternate timeline 30 years later and has become the town drunk.

Bob Gale said this isn't true, the name was improvised.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Biff gets the sports almanac from "Gramps" Biff in his garage, Gramps gives Biff the sports almanac. Biff looks at it, makes a dumb comment and then gets slapped for it, then tosses it in the backseat. But you'll notice Gramps still has the almanac in his hands and uses the book to show the results of the UCLA game. When Biff is given the book for the second time, it is tossed in the backseat again. (01:08:35)

Correction: Not a mistake. After Biff tosses the book back the first time, it is shown landing on Marty, and we see Gramp's hand as he says "You fool.", signalling that he has reached back for it.

If that's the case then why was it edited with CGI in later releases so the almanac's trajectory appears to land in Old Biff's lap?

Actually the original entry is correct. He throws the book twice: first, he's angry and tosses it, and as stated CGI has been obviously used to make it look as though the book lands in Old Biff's lap, when originally it went in the back seat. The second time he says to old Biff that he'll take a look and casually tosses it into the back seat. That's when it lands next to Marty.

Corrected entry: When Marty goes to the new 1985 and goes into the house he thinks is his, a Dirty Dancing poster can be seen on the girl's bedroom wall. Dirty Dancing was not released until 1987.

Correction: Just watched this scene looking for the Dirty Dancing poster. I see about 4 different Michael Jackson posters, but no Dirty Dancing poster.


Correction: This is a very altered version of 1985, so it doesn't have to conform to the original timestream. For instance, Biff may now be responsible for providing the funding that gets the movie made earlier.

JC Fernandez

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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: 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: The reason that Marty McFly Jr. was arrested was because of stealing an unsubstantiated amount of money from the Hill Valley Payroll Substation.

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Question: Doc Brown strongly believes that nobody should ever find out about their own future. With such a strong conviction, why would Doc tell Marty that his children going to prison is the one event that would ruin the whole McFly family?

Answer: At the end of the first film, Doc says, "what the hell" in response to the letter Marty gave him. So this shows it is not that strong a conviction, especially in the face of definite knowledge about something bad happening. It is also a way for Doc to repay Marty.


Answer: Doc advises Marty to not tell him about his future because it may affect his life. It doesn't matter what happens to his kids at all.

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