Back to the Future Part III

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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Revealing mistake: When Marty pours the wake-up juice through the funnel into Doc's mouth, in the close up the funnel is straight, but we can't see Doc. From a different angle where we do see the funnel stuck in his mouth, check the right side of the screen: The funnel is skewed (and seemingly it must have a tap) and the liquid is falling out in large amounts to avoid the actor from drinking it.

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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 When the angle changes, the man is gone and has been replaced by two riders with no war bonnets.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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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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Doc: Clara was one in a million. One in a billion. One in a googolplex!

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Trivia: Director Robert Zemeckis asked for Clint Eastwood's permission to use his name for BTTF 3. Clint Eastwood felt so honored that he said yes.

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Chosen answer: Yes. A "googol" is the number 10 raised to the 100th power, or a 1 followed by 100 zeroes. A "googolplex" is an even larger number - 10 raised to the power of a "googol", or represented as 1 followed by a "googol" zeroes.

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