Back To The Future Part III

"Very Good"

Back To The Future Part III Review


Ah, this is the one you see on cable TV all the time. I'm not sure why, but I suppose it's because Back to the Future Part III holds up on its own as well as the original and much better than Part II, which kind of abruptly ends in the middle of the story. This is the old west part of the tale, which begins when Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is inadvertently sucked back to 1885, and through a convolution of events, Marty (Michael J. Fox) heads back there as well to save Doc's life. Eventually there's another problem preventing the duo from returning to 1985: There's no gasoline for the Delorean in 1885 and they can't get the car up to the required 88 miles per hour. Whoops. Overall this is a good time, but the steampunk adventure doesn't thrill us quite as much as the original, which features a very similar arc. By now, old Biff (here as "Buford") has worn thin and comes off as primarily an excuse to add more conflict, and Mary Steenburgen's abrupt love interest is a no-show.


Back To The Future Part III

Facts and Figures

Run time: 118 mins

In Theaters: Friday 25th May 1990

Box Office Worldwide: $243.7M

Budget: $40M

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 30 Rotten: 11

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: , Bob Gale

Starring: Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly / Seamus McFly, as Dr. Emmett Brown, as Clara Clayton, Thomas F. Wilson as Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen/Biff Tannen, as Maggie McFly / Lorraine McFly, as Jennifer Parker, as Marshal James Strickland, as Chester the Bartender, Christopher Wynne as Buford Tannen's Gang / Needles' Gang, as Buford Tannen's Gang (as Sean Gregory Sullivan), Mike Watson as Buford Tannen's Gang, Foster as Copernicus, Freddie as Einstein, as Dave McFly, as Linda McFly, Jeffrey Weissman as George McFly, Michael Peter Balzary as Douglas J. Needles, J.J. Cohen as Needles' Gang, as Needles' Gang, Dean Cundey as Photographer, as Barbwire Salesman, Pat Buttram as Saloon Old Timer, Harry Carey, Jr. as Saloon Old Timer, Dub Taylor as Saloon Old Timer

Also starring: ,

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