History Film / BackToTheFuture

7th May '18 4:41:14 AM Arivne
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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: When the Libyan terrorists attack Doc Brown at the mall, the one sticking out of the top of the vehicle repeatedly speaks in a foreign language (presumably Arabic, Libya's official language). None of his comments are translated for the audience.
7th May '18 2:39:21 AM Arivne
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* RealityEnsues: WordOfGod describes the premise this way. If a modern teenager somehow wound up in the past, they'd hate it because everything would be completely different from what they were familiar with, and would want nothing more than to get back to their own time.
** As Marty realizes too late, pretending to assault ''your own mother'' is much easier said than done.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues
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WordOfGod describes the premise this way. If a modern teenager somehow wound up in the past, they'd hate it because everything would be completely different from what they were familiar with, and would want nothing more than to get back to their own time.
** As Marty realizes too late, pretending to assault ''your own mother'' is much easier said than done. done.
* RealityHasNoSubtitles: When the Libyan terrorists attack Doc Brown at the mall, the one sticking out of the top of the vehicle repeatedly speaks in a foreign language (presumably Arabic, Libya's official language). None of his comments are translated for the audience.



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7th May '18 2:14:34 AM Arivne
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Doc types in November 5, 1955 into the time machine, the day he came up with the Flux Capacitor. Marty ends up going back to that day, which also happens to be the exact same day his parents met. It's also lucky for Marty that the dance where his parents first kissed and fell in love happened before lightning hit the clock tower, the only time Marty and Doc knew of when and where lightning would strike, as opposed to after.


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* CoincidentalBroadcast: At the beginning of the movie, Doc Brown's TV is automatically turned on just before Marty arrives. It shows a news broadcast about the theft of some plutonium by some Libyan terrorists. After Marty arrives the audience is shown a box containing plutonium underneath a bed, and it later turns out that the terrorists stole the plutonium in the hope that Doc Brown would use it to create an atomic bomb for them.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: Doc types in November 5, 1955 into the time machine, the day he came up with the Flux Capacitor. Marty ends up going back to that day, which also happens to be the exact same day his parents met. It's also lucky for Marty that the dance where his parents first kissed and fell in love happened before lightning hit the clock tower, the only time Marty and Doc knew of when and where lightning would strike, as opposed to after.
4th May '18 5:40:28 AM SAMAS
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Marty [=McFly=], a teenager from 1985, accidentally sends himself to 1955 in the time machine [[TheProfessor Doc Brown]] built out of a [=DeLorean=], and requires [[PlotCoupon 1.21 gigawatts of power]] to return home. After initial confusion, the 1955 Doc Brown agrees to help Marty get back home [[LightningCanDoAnything by striking his car with 1.21 gigawatts of lightning]], giving Marty a week to [[GrandfatherParadox make his parents fall back in love at a dance]] and put bully Biff Tannen in his place. [[LateArrivalSpoiler He does it]], and in the process [[TemporalParadox invents rock 'n' roll and skateboarding]].

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Marty [=McFly=], a teenager from 1985, accidentally sends himself to 1955 in the time machine his friend [[TheProfessor Doc Brown]] built out of a [=DeLorean=], and requires [[PlotCoupon 1.21 gigawatts of power]] to return home. After initial confusion, the 1955 Doc Brown agrees to help Marty get back home [[LightningCanDoAnything by striking his car with 1.21 gigawatts of lightning]], giving Marty a week to [[GrandfatherParadox make his parents fall back in love at a dance]] and put bully Biff Tannen in his place. [[LateArrivalSpoiler He does it]], and in the process [[TemporalParadox invents rock 'n' roll and skateboarding]].
3rd May '18 6:27:38 AM PresidentExpert
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** 19955 Doc commenting on how Marty's 1985 photo is obviously a forgery, since the top of his brother's head has been cut off.

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** 19955 1955 Doc commenting on how Marty's 1985 photo is obviously a forgery, since the top of his brother's head has been cut off.
19th Apr '18 9:31:28 PM nombretomado
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* MythologyGag: As Marty tries to tell George to ask Lorraine to the dance, George objects by saying it would mean missing his favorite TV show ''Science Fiction Theatre''. ''Science Fiction Theatre'' was an actual sci-fi show from the 50s, a spiritual predecessor to ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' (in the extended version of the "Darth Vader" scene, Marty also name-drops those shows).

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* MythologyGag: As Marty tries to tell George to ask Lorraine to the dance, George objects by saying it would mean missing his favorite TV show ''Science Fiction Theatre''. ''Science Fiction Theatre'' was an actual sci-fi show from the 50s, a spiritual predecessor to ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' (in the extended version of the "Darth Vader" scene, Marty also name-drops those shows).
17th Apr '18 3:35:34 PM HarfynnTeuport
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* ExpoSpeakGag: Doc treats getting George and Lorraine together in a way akin to someone narrating a nature documentary and describes the school dance as a "rhythmic ceremonial ritual".
6th Apr '18 10:19:01 AM BobTanaka
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** As Marty realizes too late, pretending to assault ''your own mother'' is much easier said than done.
31st Mar '18 12:32:18 PM Nadim
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* BlatantLies: Lorraine says to Marty that she never went chasing after boys. When we see her younger self, it turns out that she is instantly enamored with George and, due to Marty taking his dad's place due to an accident, all but attempts to force herself on him. She even admits "It's not like I've never [[UnusualEuphemism parked]] before." She also tries to con her parents into letting Marty spend the night, and dreamily suggests that "he could sleep in my room" while squeezing his thigh. Wholesome 50s girl she ain't.
31st Mar '18 12:29:43 PM Nadim
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* HypocriticalHumor: When Marty goes over the plan with his father-to-be George to court Lorraine at the Enchantment Under The Sea dance while George is doing laundry, Marty mentions that he will "take advantage" of Lorraine to make her angry at him and George, holding a bra, asks him "Do you mean you're going to touch on her...?" Marty exclaims ''no'' and then ''grabs the bra and throws it on the ground''.
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