Back to the Future Part II

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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Visible crew/equipment: If you look at the money case that Doc brings with him that has all the different types of money for each year, you will see where it says 1864 the reflection on the glass or plastic of what appears to be a tripod most likely for lighting. (01:03:47)

JamesP

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. (00:02:26)

Revealing mistake: When Biff cocks his revolver in the alternate 1985, you notice that the chambers rotate in the wrong direction. This is either a flipped shot or a mistake caused by the prop gun.

Revealing mistake: When Marty, in the 1955 dance, looks at his father with his binoculars, you can see that the angle of the binoculars are really misplaced. Marty is looking at him at his far front, but the binoculars' image comes more from the floor. In fact, what the binoculars show is from the first film.

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.

Jules

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.

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. (01:33:00)

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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 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.

Revealing mistake: When the DeLorean is flying behind Biff's car, you can see the wheels of the DeLorean rolling along the ground. This is evident when the car turns to fly away after Marty is deposited on the back of Biff's car. (01:30:28)

Revealing mistake: When the Doc of the future is in 1955 and sees the DeLorean, his hair is short (in fact you can see that the actor is wearing the wig that he wore for the 1955 Doc), but after a shot to Marty and back again, his hair is the same length as it was in 1985.

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Revealing mistake: As Doc and Marty go to the soon-to-be Lyon Estates in 1955, the DeLorean hovers over the camera. Look at the roof. You can see 3-4 wires attached to the time machine.

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: 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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Other mistake: In the scene where Biff confronts Marty outside the swinging doors while Marty is watching himself talk to his 1955 Mom and Dad, you can see that Crispin Glover (George McFly) has been replaced with Jeffrey Weissman. There are other scenes where you can tell it isn't him, but this is the most prominent one. Glover wasn't in the 2nd movie due to him and the producers not agreeing to a movie contract. All the scenes you see him clearly were taken from the first film. (i.e. where Marty is looking at him through the binoculars at the dance). (01:27:59)

JamesP

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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Revealing mistake: During the hoverboard chase in 2015 between Griff and his gang and Marty, you can plainly see the wires holding the gang up on their hoverboards in the wide shots as well as on the Jeep Wrangler before it lands in front of Marty.

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Revealing mistake: When Marty goes to burn the almanac he flips the hover-board to his hand. The board begins to flip up before Marty touches it and even so, he doesn't touch it at all, he steps his foot behind it. (01:35:19)

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.

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