In the first Back to the Future film, Biff's cronies lock Marty in the boot of the band's car. They can't unlock the door, because Marty shouts

"The keys are in the trunk!"

Guitarist: "Say that again?"

Marty: "I said, the keys are in here!"

So, how does he get out?

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    I don't get his question. Did you watch the movie? – Kevin Apr 19 '16 at 20:07
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    @Kevin In Armageddon, the asteroid is 1 min away from a collision with earth. At the end of the movie, the earth is still intact. What happened to the asteroid?? – solalito Apr 20 '16 at 6:37
  • I felt that my answer to this one was pretty convincing, given the script quote and the images from the film itself. Is there anything else you'd like me to add before considering an acceptance? – Valorum Jul 2 '16 at 12:24

The film script indicates that Marvin (the lead guitarist) used a screwdriver to jimmy the lock


Marvin has his screwdriver in the lock. He gives it a hard jerk: the trunk pops open, but he puts a big gash in his hand.

MARVIN: Damnit — I sliced my hand!

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    Wow, the original script was... interesting... – Mikasa Apr 19 '16 at 20:25
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    @MikasaPinata - If you get a chance, have a read through the earlier ones. They definitely improved with each drafting. – Valorum Apr 19 '16 at 20:26
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    And now, we present you with: the importance of editing... – Mikasa Apr 20 '16 at 16:19

The guitarist gets Marty out. He does this by using a screwdriver to pick the lock/force it open. This is what damages his hand- cutting himself on the screwdriver tip- preventing him from playing at the school dance, and causing Marty to step in.

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  • I don't know what tool he uses to get out, though. – Mikasa Apr 19 '16 at 17:41
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    Flathead screw driver used to jimmy the lock. I don't think any cutting was involved, other than on his hand. – Mazura Apr 19 '16 at 17:44
  • @Mazura thanks, edited. – Mikasa Apr 19 '16 at 18:01

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