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1989 Second film in the Back To The Future trilogy, in which Marty McFly travels to 2015 before returning to 1955.

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Biff and the Delorean [duplicate]

We know Biff steals the DeLorean, how did he know (a) how to program it and (b) that he needed to get upto 88mph to get it to time travel?
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In Back to the Future, did kids really wear their pants inside out in 2015?

In Back to the Future Part 2, when they are in 2015 Doc tells Marty: Pull out your pants pockets. All kids in the future wear their pants inside-out. I was wondering, is this actually true in-...
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Why didn't Doc Brown send Marty to the future before sending him back to 1885?

After the thunder sent Doc Brown back to 1885, and after Marty received the letter, why didn't the 1955 Doc send him back to the future (either 1985 or 2015) to completely repair the Time Machine and ...
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Does Doc Brown sabotage himself in Back to the Future 2?

Back in 1955, Doc Emmet Brown is spotted by his past self as he is working on the cable in the park, at which point, the latter asks the unrecognizable white-haired man to "be a pal and hand my ...
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In BTTF2 is the rest of the USA in a state of anarchy?

The alternate 1985 in Back to the Future Part II shows Hill Valley pretty much in a state of anarchy; drive-by shootings and home invasions seem common place, burned out cars and marauding gangs ...
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How does Biff come back to the original time line? [duplicate]

If Biff takes the time machine and goes back in time to deliver the Almanac to young Biff, how does old Biff return to his original time line if in the future he altered he became rich? Wouldn't he ...
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Why does Doc Brown ask Marty to destroy the almanac but lets him have the hover board?

While the Doc urged Marty to destroy the almanac, he allowed him to keep the hover board. Out-of-universe, I'm guessing this is some kind of convenient workaround to the plot's development. But in-...
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How were there two Martys in 1955 in Back to the Future 2? [duplicate]

In BTTF 2, in the second timeline where Biff went back to 1955 to give the sports almanac to younger Biff, it doesn't make sense that there would be an original Marty running around. This is my ...
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Why didn't Marty's "you're fired" note fade away as soon as 2015 Biff changed the timeline in 1955?

In Back to the Future 2, Marty gets fired for doing something illegal. Several notes reading "you're fired!" were faxed to him. At the end of Back to the Future 3, Marty avoids the car crash and thus ...
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Was the “future” world predicted in Back to the Future 2 intended to be genuinely predictive?

The Back to the Future series of SF films are also arguably somewhat comedic as well. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty travels to the year 2015 and we, the audience, get to enjoy a spectacle of ...
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Were there two DeLoreans in 1885?

Ok, in November 12, 1955 Marty watches the leap to 1885 of Doc Brown (the lightning bolt), then immediately receives the letter from Doc, and travels back to 1885 to save him. Marty arrives on ...
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How did Doc travel to 1885 if he wasn't travelling at 88 mph? [duplicate]

In the Back to the Future universe, we know what is needed for time travel: a flux capacitor, 1.21 gigawatts and a travel speed of 88 miles per hour (I know there are more requirements than that but I ...
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Why did Biff come back to the same timeline in the future? [duplicate]

When old Biff takes the DeLorean and goes back to the future, he comes back exactly to the same time and place he left, but according to Dr. Brown's explanation on the blackboard, he should have gone ...
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Was Doc dead in 2015 in the original timeline?

In Back to the Future Part II, Doc tells a lot about the future of Marty's family. However, he doesn't mention what happened to himself in 2015. Was Doc supposed to be dead in 2015 (if he had never ...
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How could Biff vividly remember the date within 30 years?

In Back to the Future Part II, in 1985A Marty asks Biff about the sports almanac. Not only does Biff remembers the exact date when he got the book - November 12, 1955 - but also tells Marty that he ...
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Why did the old Biff choose to travel into 1955?

In Back to the Future Part II, it was mentioned that Biff turned 18 in 1958. That's when he placed a bet on races and won his first million. So why did the old Biff give the younger himself the ...
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Wasn't the Gray's Sports Almanac supposed to be thicker? [duplicate]

If there was really such a book that contained all sports results (football, baseball, races etc.) within 50 years, wouldn't it be a little bit thicker than just a magazine size? Maybe something like ...
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How could Marty not see Biff stealing the DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part II, when the old Biff steals the DeLorean in 2015, Marty is just a few yards away. He might not have seen it because he was looking at his future house, but he must have ...
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Why did Marty ask Doc if they had made it in BTTF2 after returning to 1985 from 2015?

In Back to the Future Part II, when Marty and Doc return from 2015 to 1985, Marty asks Doc: Did we make it? Are we back? Why did he ask that? Did he have doubts that the time machine was working? ...
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Why was Marty fired in 2015?

In Back to the Future Part II, when Jennifer was in her future house in 2015 she witnessed the old Marty getting fired after being provoked by Needles into sticking his card in the slot. What kind of ...
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Why did Doc appear near Marty's house on the time machine at the end of BTTF 1?

At the end of Back to the Future (part I) Doc appears on the time machine right near the Marty's house and tells Marty to go with him rescue his kids. They also took Jennifer with them. However when ...
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What memories did "Old Marty" have in 2015 of his time travel adventures?

In Back to the Future II, young Jennifer from 1985 sees Marty McFly and his family in 2015, observing that Marty and Jennifer are married & their son is a slacker, watching various future ...
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Wouldn't giving the Grays' Sports Almanac to Biff change the outcome of the games after 1955?

In Back to the Future - Part II, Biff brings a copy of Gray's Sports Almanac back to his earlier self in 1955. Old Biff: [about the copy of "Grey's Sports Almanac" from the future] The ...
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Does this shadow belong to future Marty, trying to get the almanac?

In Back to the Future II, right when Marty sings "Johnny B. Goode" I spot a shadow in the distance on the right; there's a shadow on the shell. I thought it was the other Marty trying to get the ...
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Why weren't Marty2 and Biff at the stairs in BTTF?

In Back to the Future, when Marty takes Lorraine to the dance there is no-one at the stairs when he drives in... But in BTTF2 it's revealed that another Marty and Biff were at the stairs the same ...
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When does the lighting hit the clock tower so Marty 1 goes back to 1985 while Marty 2 burns the almanac and learns Doc is in 1885?

In Back to the Future II, Marty and Doc go back to 1955 to get the sports almanac from Biff to save the future while trying to avoid their younger selves. When they succeed they burn it while the ...
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Why didn't Old Biff keep the time machine?

In Back To The Future Part 2, Old Biff steals the DeLorean, gives the sports almanac to his younger self - and then helpfully returns the DeLorean to the same spot as he took it from, just a few ...
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Why didn't Doc prevent Marty's accident in 1985

In the begining of Back to the Future Part II, when Doc arrives in 1985 to get Marty and Jennifer back to 2015, he apparently knows about the car accident that ruined Marty's life in the future. This ...
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What happened to Marty-A and Doc-A?

So, in Back to the Future Part II, Biff steals the time machine in 2015 and gives his 1955 self future knowledge, causing the timeline to change and create 1985-A, in which Marty has been shipped off ...
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In Back to the Future Part II, how does Doc avoid creating a paradox?

In Back to the Future: Part II, Doc Brown discovers that the McFly family is destroyed in the future, and it can all be traced back to Marty, Jr. agreeing to some proposition by Griff and his gang. So,...
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What happened to the other characters in the 1985 "Biff-timeline"?

In Back to the Future 2, Jennifer is left on a swing at her house and reality changes around her. But what happens to all the other main characters, especially the McFly family? I know Lorraine is in ...
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Why did Doc Brown take so long to write to Marty?

At the end of Back to the Future II, Marty receives a letter from the Doc from September 1885, just a few days before his death. He explains in that letter that he had been living in 1885 for the past ...
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Why is Old Biff evil?

At the end of Back to the Future, we see But then in Back to the Future 2, old Biff is his evil old self. Shouldn't his status at the end of BttF1 have prevented that from happening? Why is old ...
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Why is the 2015 Earth's population so high in BttF 2?

According to the front page, 2015's USA Today has three billion daily readers. Given that most readers of USA Today would live in America, that implies that there are billions of people in the U.S. ...
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Does Gray's Sports Almanac 1950-2000 actually exist?

So, the main plot device in Back to the Future II (aside from the DeLorean) is Gray's Sports Almanac 1950-2000. As we're now in 2015, the statistics must be available, so my question is does the book ...
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Why didn't the two Biffs go into shock?

So, in Back to the Future II, we see that when 1985 Jennifer sees 2015 Jennifer, they go into shock as predicted by Doc Brown. Yet, when old Biff sees young Biff, they don't go into shock. Why this ...
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How did the DeLorean travel to 1885? [duplicate]

At the end of Back to the Future II, a lightning bolt hits the DeLorean which sends it back to 1885. At the time though, the DeLorean wasn't moving; it was relatively stationary hovering in the storm....
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Where is Hill Valley?

Many BTTF fans know that Marty, Doc and Jennifer arrive in Hill Valley on October 21st 2015, and were eagerly awaiting that date. As outlined in this question, they arrive at 4:29PM. However, the ...
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How come the Delorean can't fly or use recycle fuel in 1885? [closed]

The DeLorean has recycle fuel and it's flying in 1985 when Doc is sent to 1885. So why doesn't the DeLorean have recycle fuel and couldn't fly in 1885?
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When does Marty Travel to in the future?

I have seen all sorts of posts on the Internet about when he travels to, but most of them are doctored to make people repost them. I originally saw one picture that showed the deLorean dash showing a ...
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Where did 2015 Biff hide the Delorean in 1955 when giving himself the Almanac in BTTF 2?

With the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future trilogy this year, and several networks showing it, I watched all three for the umpteenth time (and enjoyed every second of them), but wondered ...
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Do we know if any other foods can be hydrated?

In Back to the Future II, we see Grandma Lorraine rehydrate a pizza - very well too I might add. The tool used for this is a hydrator. Looking at the linked article for a hydrator on Futurepedia, ...
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Which 2015 technologies were correctly predicted by Back to the Future II?

This year is not only the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future franchise as a whole, but is also the year in which Back to the Future II is set. Which technologies that exist in 2015 (at least ...
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Where did Doc get his money collection from?

In Back to the Future II, Doc pulls out a money suitcase (see image below) in 1955 for Marty to use a time-appropriate currency. Simple question: where did Doc get all that money from in the first ...
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In Back to the Future Part II, why is old Biff in a lot of pain?

In Back to the Future Part II, there is a scene where old Biff exits the DeLorean. Here he seems to be in a lot of discomfort. He breaks his cane too. He just made himself a rich man, shouldn't he ...
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How did Old Biff operate the time machine?

In Back to the Future Part II, Old Biff stole the time machine in 2015 and went back in time to give the Grays Sports Almanac to Young Biff. This journey was successful. The time machine wasn't a ...
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Why was Marty present in his jump to 2015 in Back to the Future 2?

I was doing some thinking about the paradoxes that arise during Back to the Future 2 when Marty, Doc and Jennifer travel to 2015 to see their future selves and help Marty's kid. It was shown that ...
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