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Back to the Future Part II Details


Things have barely settled from the excitement and resolve of the original , when in pops that crazy inventor Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) with news that in order to prevent a series of events that could ruin the McFly name for posterity, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox ) and his girlfriend are whisked into the future to the year 2015, where Marty must tangle with a teen rogue named Griff, who's obviously the descendant of Biff, the first Christopher Lloyd film's bully. Marty foils Griff and his group when he jumps on an air-foil skateboard that flies him through town at rakish speeds with the loser bullies beaten again. Marty gets a money-making brainstorm before hopping in the time-traveling DeLorean, and he purchases a sports almanac. He figures that back in 1985 he'll be able to place sure-fire bets using the published sports scores of the games that are yet to happen. Unfortunately for Marty, Dr. Brown disapproves of his betting scheme -- he feels too much messing with time is very dangerous -- and he tosses the almanac. A hidden Biff overhears the discussion about the almanac, sees it get tossed out, and grabs it. Thus begins a time-traveling swirl to make the head spin. Biff swipes the DeLorean, heads back to 1955, and with the help of the unerring almanac, bets his way to power. The now-altered "Biff world" has turned into a nightmarish scene with Biff the mogul, residing in a Vegas-styled pleasure palace and running everything. It's all our hero Marty can do to pull the pieces together this time, as he must jump between three generations of intertwined time travel. The end of Back to the Future, Part 2 introduces its sequel as the zany professor has already time-dashed away to the Wild West of the late 1800s and invites Marty into a new adventure. ~ Rovi

  • Release date:November 22, 1989


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ken Ralston Best Visual Effects 1989 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Lantieri Best Visual Effects 1989 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael Lantieri Achievement in Special Effects 1990 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Bell Best Visual Effects 1989 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts John Bell Achievement in Special Effects 1990 Winner


Michael J. Fox
as Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd
as Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson
as Lorraine
Thomas F. Wilson
as Biff Tannen/Griff
Harry Waters, Jr.
as Marvin Berry
Elisabeth Shue
as Jennifer
Charles Fleischer
as Terry
as Needles
James Tolkan
as Strickland
Jeffrey Weissman
as George McFly
Crispin Glover
as George McFly in footage from BACK TO THE FUTURE, 1955
Casey Siemaszko
as 3-D
Billy Zane
as Match
J.J. Cohen
as Skinhead
Rick Logan
as Data [2015]
Tracy D'Aldia
as Jacuzzi Girl
Charles Gherardi
as Ayatollah Khomeini
Junior Fann
as Mom
Michael J. Fox
as Marlene McFly
Nikki Birdsong
as Loretta
Marty Levy
as Cab Driver
Neil Ross
as Museum Narrator
Lisa Freeman
as Babs
Jason Scott Lee
as Whitey
Cameron Moore
as Baseball Kid
George "Buck" Flower
as Bum
Theo Schwartz
as Hoverboard Girl
Jennifer Brown
as Baseball Kid
Elijah Wood
as Video Game Boy, Mickey
Darlene Vogel
as Spike
Kevin Holloway
as Marty Photo Double
Shaun Hunter
as Harold
Judy Ovitz
as Anitque Store Saleswoman [2015]
Wesley Mann
as CPR Kid
Tamara Carrera
as Jacuzzi Girl
Joe Flaherty
as Western Union Man
James Ishida
as Fujitsu
Lindsey Barry
as Hoverboard Girl
Irina Cashen
as Baseball Kid
John Erwin
as Radio Sportscaster
Jay Koch
as Ronald Reagan
Angela Greenblatt
as Baseball Kid
Al White
as Dad


Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
Screen Story
Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale
Screen Story
Bob Gale
Dean Cundey
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Keramidas
Arthur Schmidt
Rick Carter
Production Designer
Bob Gale
Neil Canton
Steve Starkey
Associate Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Frank Marshall
Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Linda de Scenna
Set Designer
Martha Johnston
Set Designer
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects
Ken Ralston
Special Effects
Wes Takahashi
Raymond Stella
Camera Operator
John-Clay Scott
Gary Morgan
Tony Brubaker
Brad Jeffries
Judy Taylor
Mike Fenton
Valorie Massalas
Al Laverde
Dolly Grip
Peter Lonsdale
Associate Editor
Lata Ryan
Production Coordinator