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Back to the Future Part III Details


The final installment in the [[Feature~V282872~Back to the Future~backtothefuture[filmseries]]] trilogy picks up where the second film left off, but it casts off the dizzying time travel of the first two films for mostly routine comedy set in the Old West. Marty McFly ([[Performer~P24577~Michael J. Fox~michaeljfox]]) receives a 70-year-old letter from his inventor friend, Doc Brown ([[Performer~P42805~Christopher Lloyd~christopherlloyd]]), who tells Marty that he has retreated a century in time to live out a relatively quiet life in the Old West. Doc Brown reveals that he hid his DeLorean car/time machine in an abandoned mine outside town, and when Marty does some research and discovers that the Doc died shortly after writing the letter, he decides to find the car, travel back in time, and warn the Doc about his demise. Meanwhile, the Doc, who has fallen in love with a local woman ([[Performer~P67856~Mary Steenburgen~marysteenburgen]]), realizes he can't hide in the past from the problems he has caused to the time flow in the previous two adventures. He reluctantly decides to return to the present with Marty, but first, they have to find a way to get the DeLorean up to time-travel velocity with a broken fuel line and no gasoline. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:May 25, 1990


Michael J. Fox
as Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd
as Dr. Emmett Brown
Mary Steenburgen
as Clara Clayton
Thomas F. Wilson
as Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen
Lea Thompson
as Maggie McFly
Lea Thompson
as Lorraine McFly
Elisabeth Shue
as Jennifer
Matt Clark
as Bartender
Richard Dysart
as Barbed Wire Salesman
James Tolkan
as Marshal Strickland
Pat Buttram
as Saloon Old-Timer
Harry Carey, Jr.
as Saloon Old-Timer
Dub Taylor
as Saloon Old-Timer
Christopher Wynne
as Buford Tannen's Gang
Sean Gregory Sullivan
as Buford Tannen's Gang
ZZ Top
Marvin J. McIntyre
as Mortician
Brad McPeters
as Eyepatch
Larry Ingold
as Train Fireman
Bill McKinney
as Engineer
Michael Mills
as 2nd Townsman
Kevin Holloway
as Marty Photo Double
Tim Konrad
as Barbed Wire Salesman's Companion
Michael Higgins
as Marty Dance Double
as Needles
Kaleb Henley
as Strickland's Son
Rod Kuehne
as Ticket Agent
J.J. Cohen
as Needle's Gang
Daniel Evans
as Verne
Glenn Fox
as Boy with Gun
Kenny Myers
as 3rd Townsman
Steve McArthur
as 1st Festival Man
Michael J. Fox
as Seamus McFly
Donovan Scott
as Deputy
Jeffrey Weissman
as George McFly
Michael Klastorin
as 1st Townsman
Wendie Jo Sperber
as Linda McFly
Michael Watson
as Buford Tannen's Gang
Dean Cundey
as Photographer
Joey Newington
as Joey
Rick Logan
as Needles' Gang
Hugh Gillin
as Mayor
Leno Fletcher
as Conductor
Todd Cameron Brown
as Jules
Marc McClure
as Dave McFly
Burton Gilliam
as Colt Gun Salesman


Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
Screen Story
Bob Gale
Bob Gale
Screen Story
Dean Cundey
Huey Lewis
Johnny Colla
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Arthur Schmidt
Harry Keramidas
Rick Carter
Production Designer
Jim Teegarden
Art Director
Bob Gale
Neil Canton
Steve Starkey
Associate Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Frank Marshall
Executive Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Paul Sonski
Set Designer
Nancy Mickelberry
Set Designer
Lisa Newman
Set Designer
Martha Johnston
Set Designer
Beverli Eagan
Set Designer
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects
Scott Farrar
Special Effects
Ken Ralston
Special Effects
Arvo Ojala
Wes Takahashi
Danny Costa
Brad Jeffries
Lata Ryan
Production Coordinator
Peter Lonsdale
Associate Editor
Kenny Myers
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist