Back to the Future Part III

Continuity mistake: After Marty gets to 1885, a bunch of Indians are running to him and the cavalry behind them, but in the open view one second before, the cavalry was not there.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: In 1955 while the Doc is recording some stuff, while Marty behind him is sleeping on the couch, his head moves from side to side between shots.

oswal13

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Continuity mistake: After visiting Seamus, Marty walks to the Hill Valley train station where a man is by the ticket window. In the next shot the man has disappeared. (00:26:35)

Sacha

Other mistake: After Mad Dog tries to kill Marty at the bar, a man says "you better run, squirrel." Marty is crouched, 4 meters away from the counter, but in half a second he has managed to stand up, run to the counter, jump on it and run towards Buford.

Sacha

Deliberate mistake: When Marty drives towards the screen to go back to 1885, he passes by the same 5 speakers over and over again. It's obvious that the road was very short and they repeated the shots from many different angles to add-up for tension.

Sacha

Factual error: After Doc and Marty hijack the train, there are shots of them in the cab of the locomotive. Look closely behind them, there is a clip to hold a microphone for a 2-way radio or CB attached to the window post, which shouldn't be there in 1885.

Continuity mistake: When Marty is about to race against needles, the camera zooms in towards his car. Notice a big rectangular black object reflected on the car. From opposite angles it disappears and there's just green fields. The black object was most surely a structure to hide the camera equipment.

Sacha

Factual error: When the Indians are running from the cavalry they cross over a set of tire tracks. They are too far from where Marty started so cannot be his, and the lines can't be wagon tracks because the lines are too wide and the width is uniform. (00:19:30)

jimba

Continuity mistake: In the end scene where Doc's train comes back to 1985, Marty and Jennifer are literally blown away by the re-emergence of the train. While they are flying in mid-air, the front of the train is passing them by and gets just about to the cab (where the ELB is). However in the next cut, Marty and Jennifer are on the ground watching as the train just starts passing them again, and the train comes to rest at a point before the previous "blown away" cut scene.

ohiorob

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

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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.

BGraz

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