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Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II is a movie that opened November 22, 1989. It is part two of a trilogy, following Back to the Future and followed by Back to the Future Part III.

The movie won a Saturn Award for Ken Ralston (the special effects supervisor), a BAFTA Film Award for Ken Ralston, an AOL Movies DVD Premiere Award, a Golden Screen, and a Young Artist Award. A new computer-controlled camera system, called VistaGlide, was invented specifically for this movie -- it enables one actor to play two or even three characters in the same scene while the boundary between the sections of the split screen and the camera itself can be moving.

Story The story continues with Marty McFly and Doc Brown as they now go into the year 2015 to stop Marty\'s kids from destroying their lives. But in the process, their 1985 is changed and they must go back to 1955 as they did previously to change it back.


Michael J. Fox .... Marty McFly/Marty McFly Jr./Marlene McFly
Christopher Lloyd .... Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson .... Lorraine Baines McFly
Thomas F. Wilson .... Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen
Elisabeth Shue .... Jennifer Jane Parker / Mrs. Jennifer McFly
Billy Zane .... Match

Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale

Neil Canton .... producer
Bob Gale .... producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer
Frank Marshall (I) .... executive producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer
Steve Starkey .... associate producer

Rumors and Urban Legends

During an interview, director Robert Zemeckis jokingly said that the hoverboards (flying skateboards) used in the movie were real. A surprising number of people thought he was telling the truth and demanded them at toy stores. After the release of Part III, Robert had the opportunity to explain in another interview that all of the flying scenes were accomplished using special effects.

During one scene, Marty watches a holographic sports news broadcast that states the outcome of the 2015 World Series, in which the Chicago Cubs have defeated a team from Miami. A significant number of people believe this scene correctly predicted the outcome of the 1997 and 2003 World Series, in which the Florida Marlins (based in Miami) were victors, and that this is especially remarkable because Miami did not have a baseball team the year this movie was made. This is obviously a case of selective memory; the movie deals with the year 2015 and not any other year, the Miami team lost the fictional World Series, and in the event that the Chicago Cubs did win a World Series, it would not come against the Marlins, as both teams are in the National League.