Back to the Future Part III

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: When Marty holds the baby, the gown covers his legs. In the close-up the gown is up and the legs are bare.

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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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Continuity mistake: After the train crashes against the "Tracks end" sign, the editing is all wrong: Marty is inside the car covering his head with the hover board. Half a second later he has magically moved outside the car, dangling and holding the hover board. Then we see Clara upside down, and back to Marty back inside, removing the hover board from his head after the crash. then he dangles outside with the hover board. So the first shot of him dangling shouldn't have been there.

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Continuity mistake: Doc warns Marty to watch out for the "Track ends" sign which can be seen just 10 meters away. Despite that short distance, the action goes on for several seconds. Given their speed, they should have crashed almost immediately after Doc's warning.

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Revealing mistake: When Clara horseback rides towards the train, when she reaches for the handlebar she is replaced by a very obvious stuntwoman.

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Continuity mistake: When Buford chases Marty, the position of his 3 goons is an absolute mess and changes from shot to shot with no continuity whatsoever: Sometimes they're behind Buford; or two riders on the right and one on the left; or last but not least: all three riding past Marty until a shot later one of them suddenly appears way behind the group.

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Continuity mistake: When Buford chases Marty, note the second building after the bar, the Stetson house with a semicircle on the roof. Buford passes by this place at least three times during the chase.

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Continuity mistake: When Buford hangs Marty, after Doc arrives watch Buford's horse's position relative to the wooden crate: it keeps increasing/decreasing randomly between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty hides from the Native Americans by parking inside a cave, the windshield is covered in dust, but from a brief angle where Marty watches them jumping over the mount, the glass is spotless.

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Continuity mistake: Marty encounters the Native Americans and a chief holds a spear horizontally above his head for several shots, but in in the immediate wide angle a frame afterwards, the spear is gone, or a at least no-one is holding one horizontally.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty drives in reverse to run away from the Native Americans there's one on the right side ahead of the car. When the angle changes he's disappeared and all of them are behind the car.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is driving toward the cinema screen to go to 1885, after thunderbolts surround the car, in the front shots he looks concentrated and calm, but in a brief shot from the side he is really scared and tense. This swaps back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: When Doc gives Marty the picture of them, Marty opens the package and leaves the wrapping paper behind. A shot later, from a a different angle, the paper is all around the picture.

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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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