Back to the Future Part III

Continuity mistake: After the festival, Marty wakes up and grabs the gun belt, which is missing a bullet. When he mimics in front of the mirror the bullet has magically appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Doc holds the telescope and tells Clara that he'll fix it, right when they date at the festival the position of the telescope changes between the front and back shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Clara pulls the emergency pull cord she jumps out of the train with her gloves on. From the immediate opposite angle her hands are bare.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is about to duel against Buford he is inside a house peeping through the window, pulling the curtain open. The position of his hand and the opening of the curtain differs between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After the bartender prepares the wake-up juice, the two men by the table behind, plus the smoke coming out of the ashtray, disappear. When Marty pours the liquid the men reappear.

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Continuity mistake: Just when Marty parks inside the cave to hide from the Native Americans, one wearing a war bonnet jumps over the mount. When the angle changes, the man is gone and has been replaced by two riders with no war bonnets.

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Continuity mistake: After Doc meets Clara he and Marty watch a tombstone. Doc grabs the picture and says "my name has vanished!" The way he holds the picture differs between the first and second shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Buford duels Marty, the people behind him differ between shots. In the shot outside, there's a tall man with a blue shirt, a young guy and a man with a white shirt. From the angle shot inside the bar, the number of people behind the group has doubled, the man in white is gone and a woman has magically appeared standing next to the man with the blue shirt.

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Continuity mistake: When Doc passes out after drinking whiskey, he falls face down against a table and his back gets wet. When the angle changes it's dry and covered with glass.

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Continuity mistake: At the bar Doc says that in the future people run for fun. When the guys playing poker laugh at him, the bartender magically appears next to them between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty arrives at the bar the bartender lays both hands on the counter, the right one next to a bottle. When the angle changes, his right arm is up and the bottle is half a meter away. This changes back and forth depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: Watch the guy at the back of Needles' car, the one holding a Pepsi can. The position of his right arm has no continuity in any shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is about to race against Needles, he spins around and his truck goes in reverse. Jennifer ducks, but a shot later, from a different angle, she is sitting tall.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty drives Jen to the train wreck, she talks about her dream and the car comes to a stop. The position of Marty's hands on the wheel changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After the modern train destroys the DeLorean, Marty lays on the grass, face down. Then, in a close-up, he turns around to watch the train. When the angle changes he is still facing down and crawling on the grass. In the following shot he has moved 5 meters to the right and is sitting by the bushes close to the tracks.

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Continuity mistake: When the modern train is about to destroy the DeLorean, Marty exits the car jumping head first onto the ground. In the immediate next angle he has magically moved 4 meters to the left and is standing tall, jumping over the bushes towards the lawn.

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Continuity mistake: When the railroad is about to end, Marty puts on his hat and there's a POV shot where we see the train passing by some abandoned tracks on the grass to the left. Then a wide angle shows some explosions going on and the train passing by the same place again.

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Factual error: When Marty goes to meet Mad Dog Tannen for the duel, in the background on the right side is the current flag of California. But that flag did not become the state flag of California until 1911, so would not have been around in 1885.

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Jennifer: Excuse me, Doc Brown. I brought this message back from the future and, well, now it's erased.
Doc: Of course it's erased.
Jennifer: But what does that mean?
Doc: It means your futures haven't been written yet. No one's has. Your future is what ever you make. So make it a good one, the both of you.

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Trivia: When filming the scene where Marty is being hanged from the clock tower, Michael J Fox agreed to really hang from the rope. Whilst filming, Fox held the rope away from his throat with his hand. At one time he wasn't holding the rope and was really being strangled. The film crew didn't realise, they just thought it was really good acting, until he passed out.

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Answer: He simply has an absurdly low tolerance for alcohol, and whiskey is not a wise choice if this is the case. It helps set up the joke when Marty asks the bartender, "How many has he had?", and he replies by telling Marty, "Just the one", as we are meant to think Doc has been in the bar all night drinking away his sorrows.

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