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Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Robert Zemeckis (1990)

PG Certificate
Today 12:20pm - 2:25pm Sky Cinema Comedy
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Monday, 10am - 12pm Sky Cinema Sci-fi/Horror
Monday, 7pm - 9pm Sky Cinema Sci-fi/Horror
Thu 1 Jun, 5:20am - 7:25am Sky Cinema Comedy
Fri 2 Jun, 10:40am - 12:40pm Sky Cinema Comedy


Our Score
Director Robert Zemeckis's blockbusting trilogy went slightly off the rails with the second segment, but it got right back on track (literally) with this concluding instalment. Shot back-to-back with Part II, the film is set predominantly in the Old West and offers Michael J Fox the chance to indulge in all the sharpshooting situations that made Saturday matinée western serials such a treat for millions of children (including, one suspects, Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale). As before, the plot revolves around the need to tinker with time and the problem of how to power the trusty DeLorean car so that Fox can get back to the present. And once more Gale and Zemeckis have come up with an ingenious plot and a clutch of in-jokes, including the casting of western favourites Dub Taylor, Harry Carey Jr and Pat Buttram as a trio of old timers in the saloon. The inimitable Fox is again on cracking form as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd's romance with Mary Steenburgen is surprisingly touching. Using the special effects intelligently, Zemeckis stages a spectacular steam-train finale and neatly ties up the trilogy's loose ends. Look out for a cameo appearance from ZZ Top.


Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the days of the Wild West, where he strives to save his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown from death at the hands of a villainous gunslinger. Final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.

Cast & Crew

Marty McFly/Seamus McFly Michael J Fox
Dr Emmett Brown Christopher Lloyd
Clara Clayton Mary Steenburgen
Buford `Mad Dog' Tannen/Biff Tannen Thomas F Wilson
Jennifer Elisabeth Shue
Maggie McFly/Lorraine McFly Lea Thompson
Marshal Strickland James Tolkan
Salesman Richard Dysart
Chester Matt Clark
Douglas J Needles Flea
Director Robert Zemeckis
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: May be edited for language and violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

Comedy Drama

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