• Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Back to the Future Part II

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2009

PG |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

In this zany sequel, time-traveling duo Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) return from saving Marty's future son from disaster, only to discover their own time transformed. In this nightmarish version of Hill Valley, Marty's father has been murdered and Biff Tannen, Marty's nemesis, has profited. After uncovering the secret to Biff's success -- a sports almanac from the future -- Marty and the Doc embark on a quest to repair the space-time continuum.

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson, Harry Waters Jr., Charles Fleischer, Joe Flaherty, Flea

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Adventure , Comedy , Fantasy , Science Fiction

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Keywords: Mother, Friendship, 1980s, Quest, 1950s, Mystery, 2010s, Son, Girlfriend, Hilarious, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    A movie that must spend most of its running time explaining its hopelessly complicated premises, which leaves very little room for anything much to happen. [22 Nov 1989, p.C1]

  • 63
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Fans of the original should relish going back to Back to the Future, as long as they keep in mind that in movies - as in life - you can't go home again. And if you do, things aren't likely to be the same. [22 Nov 1989, p.E1]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I should have brought a big yellow legal pad to the screening, so I could take detailed notes just to keep the time-lines straight. And yet the movie is fun, mostly because it's so screwy. show more

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Awards

Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Visual Effects