Back to the Future Part III

May 25, 1990 0 By Fans
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Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

Release Year: 1990

Rating: 7.2/10 (112,905 voted)

Robert Zemeckis

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen

Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly receives written word from his friend, Doctor Emmett Brown, as to where can be found the DeLorean time machine. However, an unfortunate discovery prompts Marty to go to his friend's aid. Using the time machine, Marty travels to the old west where his friend has run afoul of a gang of thugs and has fallen in love with a local schoolteacher. Using the technology from the time, Marty and Emmett devise one last chance to send the two of them back to the future.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale


Michael J. Fox

Marty McFly
Seamus McFly

Christopher Lloyd

Dr. Emmett Brown

Mary Steenburgen

Clara Clayton

Thomas F. Wilson

Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen
Biff Tannen

Lea Thompson

Maggie McFly
Lorraine McFly

Elisabeth Shue

Jennifer Parker

Matt Clark

Chester the Bartender

Richard Dysart

Barbwire Salesman

Pat Buttram

Saloon Old Timer

Harry Carey Jr.

Saloon Old Timer

Dub Taylor

Saloon Old Timer

James Tolkan

Marshal James Strickland

Marc McClure

Dave McFly

Wendie Jo Sperber

Linda McFly

Jeffrey Weissman

George McFly

They've saved the best trip for last… But this time they may have gone too far.


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Release Date: 25 May 1990

Filming Locations: 161 N. Magnolia Avenue, Monrovia, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000


Opening Weekend: $19,089,645
(27 May 1990)
(2070 Screens)

Gross: $243,700,000

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


When Doc and Marty are at the drive-in preparing the DeLorean for the trip to 1885, Marty mentions Clint Eastwood and Doc replies, "Clint who?" In this shot, there is a movie poster on the drive-in's wall showcasing
Revenge of the Creature and
Tarantula, containing some of the first film appearances of a young, then-unknown Eastwood.


Revealing mistakes:
As the train carrying Clara is leaving the station, you can see the water on the rail under each wheel, that was used to make the wheels spin.


[first lines]

Marty McFly:
Doc! Doc! Doc!

[not paying attention]

Marty McFly:


Marty McFly:

[finally seeing him]

Marty McFly:
Okay, relax, Doc, it's me! It's me! It's Marty!

No, it can't be! I just sent you back to the future!

Marty McFly:
Oh, I know you did send me back to the future. But I'm back! I'm back from the future.

User Review

The Perfect Finale to a Wonderful Trilogy

Rating: 10/10

As a loyal fan of the Back to the Future phenomenon, I long awaited a
to publish my take on the series. It may be a bit surprising to some that
would choose to write my comments in the section specific to the last
which has been considered to be the worst film of the trilogy.

For many years, in consideration of this one trilogy which served to
and excite me as to possibilities of the motion picture industry, I would
look with a disappointment on BTTF Part Three, believing it to be an
unwelcome, unexciting film which ended the legacy.

However, recently it came upon me to purchase the trilogy on VHS and
re-experience it, as I had once did, though now from a more balanced
perspective. I watched the first two Back to the Future movies avoided
third in the fear of being once again disappointed. Utter disappointment
no longer the feeling I can use to describe my take of the

Back to the Future 3 is a well-written, well-directed, well-balanced
With an incredible musical score, brilliant acting and excellent
composition, the movie reminded me that Back to the Future was never about
action. It was truly about the characters we came to know and love in the
first movie. It was a return to the basics, the friendship between Marty
and Doc and how each was thrown through time to change not only the future
of Hill Valley, but also their own lives and their future

Robert Zemeckis' (the writer) decision to send the two friends back to
in their final adventure, was brilliant. Imagery like the "famous Hill
Valley courthouse under construction" and the "steam engine train wheeling
up to the rear of the futuristic Delorean" was unforgettable. For
the dancing at the Courthouse welcoming festivities contrasted with the
action-laden scene (in BTTF2) between Griff and Marty at the same place
a century and a half later.

All in all, Back to the Future Part Three was a perfect ending to a
trilogy. To anyone who despises this film, I recommend another full
watching. There are so many details which are kudos out to fans of the
previous two movies. The movie successfully slowed the pace of the other
two movies (in preparation for conclusion) without losing the loyalty of
true fans. It captured the essence of what brought these fans to Back to
the Future in the first place.

If you haven't seen it, rent and enjoy 🙂 If you have seen it and wasn't
particularly pleased, I beg another viewing.