Back to the Future Part III

Continuity mistake: When the Doc of 1955 is about to send Marty back to 1885, he turns the time circuits on. However, if you look at the time circuits after Marty has reversed, you can see that they are turned off. (00:17:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is walking into the 1885 Hill Valley, he walks past an A. Jones manure hauler, which is embedded in shadow. In the very next shot, not only is he several more metres down from the hauler, the hauler is in sunlight. (00:27:31)

Continuity mistake: When Doc has just consumed the 'wake up juice' and runs out of the bar and dunks his head in the horse trough, Marty and the bartender come out after him. You can see that Doc is now soaked and a trail of water is on the ground behind him from a previous take of Marty dragging him back in the bar, which hasn't happened yet at this stage. Only really noticeable in the cropped version. (01:20:05)

Continuity mistake: When Doc and Marty are chasing the train on horseback, Doc gets on the train first and his horse pulls forward. Then when the camera shows Marty on his horse, another horse can be seen in front of him. When Marty jumps on the train, his horse falls back. But in the next shot you can still see the horse as it moves off camera. (01:30:55)

Continuity mistake: When McFly gets to the village in 1885, he walks beside the manure guy and the sun changes between shots.

oswal13
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Continuity mistake: When Marty is about to go to 1885, before Doc shoots his gun, you can see the coils on the face of the DeLorean is brown, later when he is driving toward the screen, the coils are clear silver again.

DeathGawd
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Continuity mistake: When Doc and Marty get on the train at the end, Marty has some trouble getting on, and note that his hat falls off in the sequence, but in the next shot when Doc and Marty fall the hat is back on. (01:31:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the Doc enters the destination time into the time circuits when he is sending Marty to 1885 from 1955, the time/date etc. Go in as he's typing it. However, in the previous films and later in the 3rd film when traveling back to 1985, the enter button must be pressed before anything appears for the destination time.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Doc and his family leave in their newly built train, the neon lights that flash over the front of the train go from left to right. In the next shot, where the train actually rises from the ground, they go in the opposite direction. (01:51:05)

Continuity mistake: When Marty is at the shooting gallery at the party and has his go, he points the gun in the wrong direction but still the targets go down. (00:54:18)

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Continuity mistake: When Doc and Marty are chasing the train, first their shadow is on the left of them, then in the next shot it's on the right. (01:30:40)

Continuity mistake: In 1885 Hill Valley, the hills are shown to be almost directly behind the courthouse, however in the previous films there was some distance between the two. This was likely due to the different shooting locations. (00:26:40)

Continuity mistake: In the saloon, Mad Dog shoots at Marty, forcing him to dance. Marty goes into his moon walk dance, and just before he launches the spit jug at Mad Dog, he does a jump. Watch as he lands - the jug is suddenly 4 to 6 feet to the right of him.

anthony1579

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Marty is driving the black Toyota pickup at the end of the movie, the truck's registration plate is missing - it can be seen when the truck is in the garage at the start of the film. Also the driver's door quarter light (vent window) is open. When we see the inside of the door it is closed. (01:41:45)

Bunglebus

Continuity mistake: Just after Doc saves Clara from the ravine, the carriage flips on its side and rolls. In the next shot, it's stopped rolling and is falling neatly straight down. (00:41:30)

Knever

Continuity mistake: While Marty is outside the mine, the sun changes on the floor.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: While Doc saves Marty from Biff the sun changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty holds the temperature-meter and warns Doc to put the yellow log inside the firebox, his finger suddenly disappears between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Buford hangs Marty, he puts the rope around his neck once. In the close-up the rope goes around twice.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty and Buford duel, Seamus' distance to the bartender keeps increasing / decreasing randomly between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Watch the scene with the Indians (just as Marty sticks the DeLorean into reverse) and see the differences of how close and far the Indians are from the DeLorean. (00:18:59)

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Doc: Clara was one in a million. One in a billion. One in a googolplex!

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Trivia: The band playing at the Hill Valley festival is rock band ZZ Top (two guys with long white beards playing guitar, and a drummer), who wrote songs for the film.

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Question: When the 1985 Doc is suddenly transported back to 1885 at the end of BTTF 2 and Marty discovers that he has been murdered, because there is a Doc in 1955 that has already been born after the 1985 Doc has died in the West, why did he go to the trouble of going all the way back to 1885 when Doc was still alive? Is there any actual legitimate time travel reason for this, or did he just do it out of instinct to help his close friend?

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Chosen answer: According to the letter, Doc plans to live out his life in 1885. But as it turns out, Doc gets murdered a week after sending the letter. Knowing that Doc's plan to live out his life don't come to fruition, and because he's a good friend, Marty travels to 1885 to save him.

JC Fernandez

Answer: Technically when Doc got transported to 1885, he should not have existed in 1955 because he died. This is the problem I'm having with part 3. The movie should not have happened this way. It should have been where doc did not exist nor the time machine. Part 3 should've never happened.

That's not how most time travel (if any) stories work. Just because someone dies in the past doesn't prevent them from being born since they were already born and alive before going to the past. Think of it this way, if instead of 1885 he travelled to 2085 and died, would that prevent him from being born? The only reason Marty was in danger of disappearing and not existing (i.e. being born) was because his parents were in danger of never getting together.

Bishop73

It was the 1985 Doc that went back to 1885 so he would still be alive in 1955.

The Doc that got sent to 1885 was the Doc from 1985 so therefore it wouldn't have affected 1955 Doc at all.

The one in 1955 hasn't done anything 1985 Doc did.

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