Getting back was only the beginning

“You're not gonna believe this, we gotta go back to 1955.”

Marty McFly

Back to the Future Part II

Release Date: November 22, 1989

Getting back was only the beginning as the most spectacular time-travel adventure ever continued in Back to the Future Part II—the sequel that proved that lightning can strike twice. Picking up precisely where they left off, Marty and Doc (Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd) launch themselves to the year 2015 to fine-tune the future, but inadvertently and disastrously disrupt the space-time continuum. After a stop-over in an alternate 1985, Doc and Marty find their only chance to fix the present is to time hop back to 1955 all over again—before it’s too late.

Despite the fact that Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale had not originally conceived of or written Back to the Future as the start of a trilogy, the popularity of the film, plus a truly inspired idea to continue Marty and Doc’s adventures through numerous eras and alternate timelines, switchbacks and reversals, brought “the two Bobs” back for not one, but two sequels. The second part of the trilogy ends with a shocking cliffhanger and the promise of the growing story “To Be Concluded” in Back to the Future Part III, before teasing with footage from the third film. In a unique production schedule, Part II and III were shot back-to-back, with only eight days downtime between completing the shoot for the second and third films. While Part II left audience on the edge of their seats, they’d only have to wait five months to discover the fate of characters who were now fully entrenched in and embraced by the popular imagination.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • MICHAEL J. FOX,
  • CHRISTOPHER LLOYD,
  • LEA THOMPSON,
  • THOMAS F. WILSON,
  • ELISABETH SHUE,
  • JAMES TOLKAN,
  • JEFFREY WEISSMAN
DIRECTOR
  • ROBERT ZEMECKIS
SCREENWRITER
  • BOB GALE
PRODUCERS
  • NEIL CANTON,
  • BOB GALE
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • DEAN CUNDEY
PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • RICK CARTER
COSTUMES
  • JOANNA JOHNSTON
EDITORS
  • HARRY KERAMIDAS,
  • ARTHUR SCHMIDT
COMPOSER
  • ALAN SILVESTRI