Back To The Future Part III

Synopsis: Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly receives written word from his friend, Doctor Emmett Brown, as to where can be found the DeLorean time machine. However, an unfortunate discovery prompts Marty to go to his friend's aid. Using the time machine, Marty travels to the old west where his friend has run afoul of a gang of thugs and has fallen in love with a local schoolteacher. Using the technology from the time, Marty and Emmett devise one last chance to send the two of them back to the future.
Director(s): Robert Zemeckis
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  5 wins & 11 nominations.
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118 min





Relax, Doc. It's me! It's Marty.

It can't be.

I just sent you back to the future.

You did send me back to the future,

but I'm back.

I'm back from the future.

Great Scott!

Hey, kids, what time is it?

Howdy Doody time!

"It's Howdy Doody time"

Great Scott!

Howdy Doody time?

Sunday, November 13, 1955, 7:01 a.m.

Last night's time travel experiment

was apparently a complete success.

Lightning struck the clock tower

at 10:
04 p.m...

...sending the necessary 1.21 gigawatts...

...into the time vehicle,

which vanished in a flash of light...

...leaving a pair of fire trails behind.

I assumed Marty and the time vehicle...

...were transported forward through time

to the year 1985.

After that, I can't recall what happened.

In fact, I don't even remember

how I got home.

Perhaps the gigawatt discharge

and the temporal displacement field...

...generated by the vehicle caused

a disruption of my own brain waves...

...resulting in a condition of momentary amnesia.

I now recall that moments

after the time vehicle disappeared...

...into the future...

...I saw a vision of Marty

saying he had come back from the future.

Hey, Doc.

Undoubtedly, this was some residual image.

Doc, calm down. It's me. It's Marty.

It can't be you. I sent you back to the future!

That's right, but I came back again

from the future. Don't you remember?

You fainted. I brought you home.

This can't be happening! You can't be here!

It doesn't make sense!

I refuse to believe you are here!

I am here, and it does make sense.

I came back to 1955 again with you.

The you from 1985

is waiting to get a book from Biff!

Once I got the book,

the you from 1985 were in the DeLorean...

...and it got struck by lightning,

and you got sent back to 1885!

It's a very interesting story, future boy...

...but there's one thing that doesn't make sense.

If the me of the future is now in the past,

how could you possibly know about it?

You sent me a letter.

"Dear Marty, if my calculations are correct...

" will receive this letter immediately after

the DeLorean's struck by lightning.

"First, let me assure you I am alive and well.

"I've been living happily

these past eight months in the year 1885.

"The lightning bolt that hit the DeLorean...

"...caused an overload

which scrambled the time circuits...

"...activated the flux capacitor

and sent me back to 1885.

"The overload shorted out the time circuits...

"...and destroyed the flying circuits.

Unfortunately, the car will never fly again."

It actually flew?

Yeah. We had a hover conversion done

in the early 21st century.


"I set myself up as a blacksmith

as a front...

"...while I attempted to repair the damage

to the time circuits.

"Unfortunately, this proved impossible...

"...because suitable replacement parts

will not be invented until 1947.

"However, I've gotten quite adept

at shoeing horses and fixing wagons."

I actually end up as a blacksmith

in the Old West.

Pretty heavy.

"I have buried the DeLorean

in the abandoned Delgado Mine...

"...adjacent to the old Boot Hill Cemetery

as shown on the enclosed map.

"Hopefully, it should remain undisturbed

and preserved until you uncover it in 1955.

"Inside, you will find repair instructions.

"My 1955 counterpart..." That's me.

"Should have no problem repairing it

so that you can drive it back to the future.

"Once you have returned to 1985,

destroy the time machine."

-Destroy it?

-It's a long story, Doc.

"I repeat, do not attempt

to come back here to get me.

"I am perfectly happy living in the fresh air...

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Bob Gale

Michael Robert Gale (born May 25, 1951) is an American screenwriter, producer and film director. He famously co-wrote the science fiction film Back to the Future with writing partner Robert Zemeckis, and the screenplays for the film's two sequels. Gale also co-produced all three films, and served as associate producer on the subsequent animated TV series. more…

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