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Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2009

PG|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
In this final chapter, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) obtains a 70-year-old message from the time-traveling Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), in which he informs Marty that he has retired to a small town in the Old West. Marty then finds out that the Doc was murdered shortly after sending the letter. In order to save his friend, Marty will have to travel back in time, disentangle a lovestruck Doc from a local schoolmarm, and repair the DeLorean -- all while avoiding a posse of gunslingers.

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Tom Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue, Matt Clark, Richard Dysart

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Fantasy, Western, Comedy, Science fiction

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Keywords: Friendship, 1980s, School, 1950s, Hilarious, Love interest, Rescue, Rivalry, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Zemeckis and Gale obviously paid attention to quality control in finishing the trilogy. They could not, however, hope to reach the quality of their first effort. [25 May 1990, p.5]

  • Doc says: "I can't believe this is happening." …That sentence may be the only one uttered in the entire film that contains an ounce of true feeling. Certainly that was the thought on my mind as I watched this depressing rehash of material that seemed original just five years ago, when it was. And "I can't believe this is happening" seemed to be what most of the actors were thinking as they gamely trudged through their paces yet again. [31 May 1990, p.A12]

  • 'Back to the Future Part III is somewhat overlong and a little slow in getting started, but on the whole it provides an entertaining and emotionally satisfying conclusion to a memorable series. [25 May 1990, p.3F]

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