History Film / BacktoTheFuture

23rd Aug '16 1:32:11 AM gjjones
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* ClownCar: Biff's goons make the mistake of insulting one of The Starlighters outside his Cadillac, causing four others to exit the car.

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* ClownCar: Biff's goons make the mistake of insulting Lorenzo, one of The Starlighters Starlighters, outside his Cadillac, causing four others Marvin and three of his fellow band members to exit the car.



* MuggingTheMonster: Biff and his pals threaten Marvin with a racial slur; then Marvin's five pals appear. OhCrap...

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* MuggingTheMonster: Biff and his pals threaten Marvin Lorenzo with a racial slur; then Marvin's five pals Marvin and Lorenzo's three friends appear. OhCrap...



** Biff's thugs when the rest of the band members get out of the car [[spoiler:in the trunk of which they just dumped Marty]] on the night of the dance.

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** Biff's thugs when the rest of the band members Lorenzo's bandmates get out of the car [[spoiler:in the trunk of which they just dumped Marty]] on the night of the dance.



* ScaryBlackMan: "Who you callin' "spook", peckerwood?!" Biff's gang seems more afraid of the copious amount of pot smoke billowing out of the Starlighters' car than anything else: "I don't wanna mess with no reefer addicts!"

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* ScaryBlackMan: "Who you callin' "spook", peckerwood?!" Biff's gang seems more afraid of the copious amount of pot smoke billowing out of the Starlighters' Starlighters's car than anything else: "I don't wanna mess with no reefer addicts!"
31st Jul '16 6:55:21 PM ToxtethOGrady
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* OneHitKill: "One-Hit Knockout" variant. In his defense of Lorraine, George lands just one punch on Biff. As it turns out, that one punch was all he needed.
26th Jul '16 5:38:56 PM HeroGal2347
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*** Which in and of itself is ''another'' case of foreshadowing. Viewers might not notice at first because of the tense emotion of the scene (Marty racing to try, apparently futilely, to save Doc's life), or might chalk it up to a FunnyForegroundEvent, but it foreshadows that ''everything'' Marty did in 1955, even running down an innocent pine tree, has had an effect 30 years later.

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*** Which in and of itself is ''another'' case of foreshadowing. Viewers might not notice at first because of the tense emotion of the scene (Marty racing to try, apparently futilely, to save Doc's life), or might chalk it up to a FunnyForegroundEvent, Funny Foreground Event, but it foreshadows that ''everything'' Marty did in 1955, even running down an innocent pine tree, has had an effect 30 years later.



** When Marty tells Doc near the end that he never saw his dad serve up Biff in his life, Doc's concern is piqued. Astute viewers can cue in that the 1985 that Marty will return to may not be quite the same in noticeable ways...

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** When Marty tells Doc near the end that he never saw his dad serve stand up to Biff in his life, Doc's concern is piqued. Astute viewers can cue in that the 1985 that Marty will return to may not be quite the same in noticeable ways...ways...
* ForgottenFallenFriend: {{Inverted|Trope}}; Doc is killed in one of the first scenes of the movie. Once he finds out he's in the past, Marty becomes obsessed with preventing it.
26th Jul '16 5:21:32 PM ErikModi
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** Also, it's briefly implied that Marty and George [=McFly=] aren't the first victims of a Sam Baines hit-and-run accident, given that the moment George rides away on his bike, Sam shouts, "'''''Stella!''''' [[OhNoNotAgain Another one of these damn kids jumped in front of my car!]] Come on out here and help me bring him in the house!"

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** Also, it's briefly implied that Marty and George [=McFly=] aren't the first victims of a Sam Baines hit-and-run accident, given that the moment George rides away on his bike, Sam shouts, "'''''Stella!''''' [[OhNoNotAgain Another one of these damn kids jumped in front of my car!]] Come on out here and help me bring him in the house!"house!" Maybe Lorraine was well-known for never closing her curtains?
26th Jul '16 5:15:53 PM ErikModi
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--->'''Biff Tannen:''' ''(playing George's head like a bongo)'' Hello? '''''Helloooooo?!''''' Anybody home?! Think, [=McFly=]! Think! I've gotta have time to get 'em retyped. Do you realize what would happen if I hand in ''my'' reports in ''your'' handwriting? I'll get fired. You wouldn't want that to happen, would ya? ''[pulls on George's tie]'' Would ya?\\

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--->'''Biff Tannen:''' Hey, did you finish up my reports?\\
'''George [=McFly=]:''' Well, I figured, since they weren't due 'till Monday. . .\\
'''Biff
Tannen:''' ''(playing George's head like a bongo)'' Hello? '''''Helloooooo?!''''' Anybody home?! Think, [=McFly=]! Think! I've gotta have time to get 'em retyped. Do you realize what would happen if I hand in ''my'' reports in ''your'' handwriting? I'll get fired. You wouldn't want that to happen, would ya? ''[pulls on George's tie]'' Would ya?\\



--->'''Biff Tannen:''' ''(again with the head-battering)'' Hello? '''''Helloooooo?!''''' Anybody home?! Think, [=McFly=]! Think! I gotta have time to recopy it. Do you realize what would happen if I hand in ''my'' homework in ''your'' handwriting? I'll get kicked out of school. You wouldn't want that to happen, would ya? ''[George hesitates. Biff grabs George by his shirt]'' Would ya?\\

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--->'''Biff Tannen:''' Hey, did you finish up my homework?\\
'''George [=McFly=]:''' Well, I figured, since it wasn't due 'till Monday. . .\\
'''Biff
Tannen:''' ''(again with the head-battering)'' Hello? '''''Helloooooo?!''''' Anybody home?! Think, [=McFly=]! Think! I gotta have time to recopy it. Do you realize what would happen if I hand in ''my'' homework in ''your'' handwriting? I'll get kicked out of school. You wouldn't want that to happen, would ya? ''[George hesitates. Biff grabs George by his shirt]'' Would ya?\\
26th Jul '16 4:59:47 PM ErikModi
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*** Which in and of itself is ''another'' case of foreshadowing. Viewers might not notice at first because of the tense emotion of the scene (Marty racing to try, apparently futilely, to save Doc's life), or might chalk it up to a FunnyForegroundEvent, but it foreshadows that ''everything'' Marty did in 1955, even running down an innocent pine tree, has had an effect 30 years later.
26th Jul '16 4:49:44 PM ErikModi
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* ChekhovsGag: The joke about the TV show they're seeing at the Baines' house in 1955. It's seen earlier at [=McFly=]'s house in 1985, and as Marty watches the same episode in 1955, he notes that he's seen it and it's a classic, to which one of his uncles replies that it's brand new and it's impossible that he could have seen it. Marty says he saw it on a rerun, prompting more confusion from them.

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* ChekhovsGag: The joke about the TV show they're seeing at the Baines' house in 1955. It's seen earlier at [=McFly=]'s house in 1985, and as Marty watches the same episode in 1955, he notes that he's seen it and it's a classic, to which one of his uncles replies that it's brand new and it's impossible that he could have seen it. Marty says he saw it on a rerun, prompting more confusion from them. It may also be part of where Marty got his "Darth Vader" idea later in the film.



** At the start of the film, Marty is conveniently given a flyer by a woman who (along with other volunteers) is attempting to raise money to save the historic clock tower. The scene is played for laughs, but the flyer contains crucial information on how to return to the future, including the exact date and time that the clock tower was struck by lightning.

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** At the start of the film, Marty is conveniently given a flyer by a woman who (along with other volunteers) is attempting to raise money to save the historic clock tower. The scene is played for laughs, but the flyer contains crucial information on how to return to the future, including the exact date and time that the clock tower was struck by lightning. And the only reason Marty probably kept it (and kept it on him, so he had it in 1955 when he needed it) is because Jennifer wrote her grandmother's phone number on it so Marty could call her there.
26th Jul '16 4:46:11 PM ErikModi
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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 [[UnusualEuphamism 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 50's girl she ain't.

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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 [[UnusualEuphamism [[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 50's girl she ain't.
26th Jul '16 4:45:49 PM ErikModi
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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 been parking before".

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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 been parking before".[[UnusualEuphamism 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 50's girl she ain't.
26th Jul '16 4:42:44 PM ErikModi
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* BigDamnHeroes: George when he attempts to follow through his and Marty's plan to "rescue" Lorraine from Marty, not knowing that Biff is trying to rape her.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Played with. Marty and George's plan is to make it look like this when George when he attempts comes to follow through his and Marty's plan to "rescue" Lorraine from Marty, not knowing that Lorraine's "rescue." But Biff got there first, had his gang take Marty away, and is actually trying to rape her.Lorraine when George shows up.



-->'''George:''' ...No, Biff. You leave her alone.

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-->'''George:''' ...-->'''George:''' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ...No, Biff. You leave her alone.]]
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