Back To The Future 3 Movie – My Review

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Hello, time travel fans 🙂 I have just watched Back to the Future 3  movie and I thought you would like to read my review about it.

Every time when I see a film from this trilogy – I have a wonderful time. This movie always gives me a good laugh and as many times as I have seen it, I never get bored of it.


A few words about the film


The third part of the Back to the Future trilogy was released on 25 May 1990. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Neil Canton and Bob Gale.

The screenplay was written by Bob Gale and the writers were Bob Gale and Zemeckis.

The music was composed by Alan Silvestri and it won the Saturn Award for Best Music.

The movie won also the 1990 Best Supporting Actor for Thomas F Wilson and in 2003 AOL Movies DVD Premiere Award for Best Special Edition of the year

Very successful, the film made 244.5 million dollars worldwide with a budget of 40 million.

But let’s see this time what Marty’s adventure was 🙂


We go back to 1955. Marty McFly finds out that Doc Emmett Brown is trapped in 1885 from a letter that the scientist sent him with a Western Union courier.

Trying to save him, Marty and Doc from 1955 (again I confuse you:-) use the letter to locate the DeLorean and try to repair it. They see a tomb with Doc’s name on it and they find out that Dr. Brown was killed six days after the letter by Biff Tannen’s great-grandfather Buford ‘Mad Dog Tannen’.

Marty decides to go back to 1885 to save him.

Back in 1885…. The Wild West


Marty travels to 1885, on 2nd September when an American cavalry was chasing Indians.

His DeLorean runs out of fuel and Marty hides it in a cave and walk to Hill Valley to find Doc.

On his way, he meets his Irish Great-Great Grandparents, first generation in the USA, Seamus, and Maggie McFly. Marty tells them that his name is Clint Eastwood and Seamus agrees to help him to find his friend, Doc, who is working as a blacksmith.

Marty also has a confrontation with Buford and his gang and when he is ready to be hanged by them, Doc saves him.

Dr. Brown agrees to leave 1885 but there is a small problem 🙂 The gasoline is not available yet and the DeLorean couldn’t reach 88 miles per hour to power the time travel circuits.

Dr. Brown comes up with a plan to use a train locomotive to push the DeLorean until it reaches the required speed.

While exploring the rail spur they wanted to use (actually a broken bridge) Doc saves a lady, Clara Clayton, from death and they fall in love. Later on, at a town festival where Doc is dancing with Clara, Buford tries to kill him, but Marty saves him. Buford provokes Marty to a fight with the guns in two days, first light in the morning.

Doc advises him to not get mad about being called a chicken, yellow or anything like this because this will cause him an accident in the future.

Looking to the photograph of Doc’s tomb, his name disappeared but the date was still there. This means somebody will still die at that time. Dr. Brown tells his friend that he may be the one that Buford kills.

They plan to leave as soon as possible when the next train is coming which is exactly in the morning when Buford was waiting for Marty at the local bar to fight. The night before Doc and Marty place the DeLorean on the rail spur preparing everything for their departure.

Doc went to Clara to say goodbye and he decides tot tell her the truth, the real reason why he is leaving. He tells her that he is from the future but she thinks that it is just a stupid excuse to not see her anymore, that he is making fun of her, taking advantage of the fact that she was an admirer of Jules Verne’s fantasy books. She gets really angry.

Sad, Doc went for a drink in the bar and spends all night there talking about the future, but not drinking. In the morning, Marty is looking for him when he finds him and convinces him to leave together to 1985.

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One single shot of whiskey took Doc and he passes out. Buford calls Marty to the duel outside but he refuses. Finally, after drinking a wake-up juice, made from the bartender, Doc revives and tries to take Marty to escape from 1885.

Buford’s gang captures Dr. Brown trying to make Marty to fighting. As in the other 2 films, Buford (Biff) is knocked into a wagon full of manure and he destroys the tombstone. After this, he is arrested for a robbery.

Mission Completed. Back to 1985


The mission is complete and the two friends are ready to go back home, but they need to ’borrow’ the locomotive to push the DeLorean.

Now, what happened with Clara?

Angry, she decides to leave the town. On the train, she overhears a man talking about the night doc had, and saying how heartbroken he was because of a woman named Clara. She stops the train and runs to find him but when she goes to his place she finds only his time machine model.

Clara understands that he was not lying and tries to find him. Marty and Doc were pushing the DeLorean when she finds them, and she jumps in the locomotive. They were trying to reach 88 miles per hour to leave but when he saw her Doc tells her to come to him towards the front of the train towards the DeLorean.

As she climbs, Clara falls and hangs by her dress and Doc goes to help her. With the help of the hover board, they are both saved when the locomotive falls from the unfinished bridge but Marty goes back to 1985 without his friend because they don’t have time to reach the DeLorean.

Arriving on 27 October 1985, the car is destroyed by a train coming on the same bridge, now finished, one hundred years later.

He goes to Jennifer’s house and finds her sleeping just as he left her in the last adventure, on her front porch.

Marty learns his lesson, from 1885, not let himself be provoked by the word Chicken. When Douglas J. Needles tells him to go for a race, he remembers the accident he had, from 2015, which we saw it in the second film, Back to the Future 2  and he avoids the race.

When Jennifer looks at the paper she had in her pocket with the word Fired, the word erases and she understands that the adventure they had in 2015 was not a dream after all.

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Marty takes Jennifer to the time machine, what was left of it anyway, and a locomotive with a flux capacitor appears, with Doc, Clara and their two children Jules and Verne on board.

Dr. Brown gives Marty a photo with the two of them by the clockworks in 1885 at the night of the festival and when Jennifer asks about the fax and if Marty will lose his job, he says that the future is not yet written, that we make out own future.

After this short visit, Doc disappears with his lovely family somewhere in time 🙂

Did you know that…


The idea of the western theme for the Back to the Future 3 came to Zemeckis during the filming of the first movie, Back to the Future 1, when he asked Michael J. Fox where he would like to time travel most, and he said he would like to go to the Old West to see the cowboys

The filmmakers built the 1885 Hill Valley from the beginning and the western scenes were filmed in Monument Valley.

And some things that for sure you don’t know

The design in Marty’s shirt (the embroidery) has two symbols for atomic energy on the chest.

  • When filming the scene where Marty is hanged by Buford he was accidentally hanged to the point to pass out and everybody thought was just an excellent acting.
  • The DeLorean time machine used in the movie is hanged upside down on Planet Hollywood.
  • Doc Brown tells Marty that his origin is from the Von Brauns but when they came to the USA, because of the 2nd World War they change the name to Brown. Wernher von Braun was a German scientist which assisted the Americans in 1950 in their journey to space and who designed the rocket V2 of the Second World War.
  • M.R. Gale was the newspaper editor in 1885 in Hill Valley, and Buford Tannen shot his predecessor. His name is a reference to the name of the writer Bob Gale
  • Bob gale said ‘In trying to figure out Part 3, we decide that we’ve done everything we could with Marty’s family; let’s concentrate on Doc and let’s do the most insane thing anyone could imagine – Doc Brown in love. In fact, Back to The Future3 it was Christopher Lloyd’s first onscreen kiss.’

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 Michael J. Fox – as always, the only Marty Mc Fly

Christopher Lloyd – as the unique Dr. Emmett Brown (Doc)

Mary Steenburgen – as Clara Clayton

Thomas F.Wilson – as Bufford Tannen, Biff

Lea Thomson – as Maggie McFly and Lorraine McFly

James Tolkan – as Marshal James Strickland

Elisabeth Shue – Jennifer Parker

Jeffrey Weissman – as George McFly

Flea – as Douglas J. Needles

I hope you enjoyed my review and I am sure you will have a Back to the Future marathon night soon 🙂

Thank you for reading and any comments or questions you have are always welcome.

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Cristina Boros
I have always been interested in time travel. From a very young age I was forever watching movies that would take me back in time.

I would love to hear from all of you who are also interested in this subject. Movies? Science? Book? Literature?

Whatever your interest is, I would love to meet you.


  1. Armand707

    Hi Christina

    This is a good review of Back to the Future Part 3. I have seen this movie a good number of times, and it’s quite a classic to say the least. I just thought I’d point on here that the picture that’s on here is from Part 2 where Marty goes to 2015. That too was a good movie.

    I also want to add a Did you know that… trivia point: There was a scene where Marshal Strickland was brutally shot by Mad Dog Tannen. It didn’t make the final cut of the movie due to the scene being quite graphic as it would make this movie more of a borderline PG13/R rating. Just my $.02.

    Overall, I would like to thank you for this review and also say, good job!


    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      yes I know about this scene and you can see it on dvd :-))thanks for reading and I am glad that you enjoyed it

  2. Robert Prescott

    What a great review Cristina! I absolutely love the entire Back to the Future trilogy of movies. Unlike many other movies that are more than one, B2TF does not lose any level of excitement and comedy.

    Lots of times a part 2 will not be as good as a part 1 and so on. But all three of these movies are great. Thanks for posting that trailer of part 3. I may just go and watch that again.

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      yes you are right :)not many sequels or trilogies are good all the episodes:) love it too and i have watched it many many times:)) i am glad that you enjoyed my article:0 see you around 🙂 other reviews are coming:)

  3. Heather Grace

    I absolutely love the Back to the Future movies. We went to see them in the theater again last October =-) Loved seeing it on the big screen! I like that you added some facts to your review. I had no idea that Michael actually passed out in that hanging scene! Good grief that’s scary!

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      thanks for reading and i am glad that you like my review. I love this trilogy too are wonderful films you can enjoy them no matter your age 🙂

      on the big screen are really cool the special effects;) you are roght:)

  4. Alexey

    Hey it’s Alexey!
    The review gave me a really good taste of what this serie is about. I am nota big fun of this category of films but after reading some facts about this film and the idea, I think I will give it a try. I really enjoyed reading this review and I think you should make similar reviews to other categories for fighting and war films. There are lots of great ones there as well.
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      you are welcome and thanks for the idea:)) thanks for reading and for your nice words:))

  5. Efi

    Hi Cristina,
    It was so fun to read, nicely done.
    I saw this movie in my childhood for about 15 times, and you made me watch it again (already downloading it 🙂
    But the part that I enjoyed the most is “Dis you know that…” I never know all this stuff and thanks for sharing.
    Keep up with the great writing.

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      i am very happy that you like it :))) soon more reviews more wonderful films:)) thanks for reading:))

  6. Mijareze

    It sounds like “Back to the Future lll” movie is going to be a movie you are going to want to see. The problem I have with movies is the 2nd or 3rd is not going to be as good as the first movie.
    Not so with “Back to the Future” Tilogy! The original movies had a good combination of comedy, drama, and mystery.
    It looks like they were able to replicate their trilogy and then some! I guess I’ll be going to the show with my grandsons…
    Thank you,
    Edward Mijarez

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      this movie has something special . even the 2nd and the 3rd movie …..are the same quality are very good and you enjoy it the same:)))i hope you will have a good time

  7. Dmitriy

    Oh yeah, the nostalgia just kicked me in the… head so hard 🙂 Let me just purchase it quickly, get something to eat and sit in front of my TV for several hours of greatness!!! Thank you for this review, Cristina, I’m going to have an amazing weekend – I’ll watch all three of them!

    Btw, would you like it if the trilogy were re-made? I know re-makes are often bad, but there are exceptions… maybe.

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      i think i don.t like a remake. nothing is like the original. nobody like marty mc fly:))) i wait also to finish the summer job and to have a trilogy night with a bear and a pizza:))

      1. Dmitriy

        Aw, you’re probably right. About the re-make, I mean. And you’re totally right about getting a beer and a pizza 🙂

  8. Jose Jaramillo

    I enjoyed this movie very much! It’s got that timeless feeling about it! Great review on a great movie!

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      i love this movie too 🙂 i am glad that you liked my review and if you look you will find more reviews . I hope you enjoy it 🙂 if you have any question, you want to know anything about any film,just ask 🙂 thanks for reading:)

  9. Tyler Redlev

    I haven’t even watched the 3 yet and I’m ashamed of myself.. But wild west and time travel is a pretty interesting theme!! It reminds me, maybe not the same concept but, Westworld. Have you watched it? It’s AMAZING and it’s the most precise thing that can come in mind when iit comes to Sci-Fi and wild west :))

    1. Cristina Boros (Post author)

      To be honest i haven’t watch Westworld. I have to admit it. I will and I will tell you my opinion. Sounds interesting. About Back to the future 3, is good , you will sure enjoy it. Michael J Fox can’t go wrong and also Christopher Lloyd . Great both of them. The movie concept is very interesting.

      So have a nice time travel night:)) You can’t miss such classics. Tell me your opinion after.

      Nice to meet you .



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