• Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Back to the Future Part III

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: Science Fiction , Fantasy , Western , Comedy , Adventure

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    '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]

  • 75
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Part III has the more adult emotions of the original, and with the presence of Steenburgen it recalls the quality of her other fine time-travel romance, "Time After Time." [25 May 1990, p.C]

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The series suddenly springs back to life. It's delightful and exciting, with good jokes and fun characters. While it might lack the freshness of the first installment, the formula isn't stale, just familiar. And familiar in a cozy and pleasant way. [25 May 1990, p.E1]

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