Back to the Future Part II

  • PG
  • Robert Zemeckis (1989)
  • US
  • 103 min
Back to the Future Part II
Film Review
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3 out of 5

After the success of the first time-travelling caper a sequel was inevitable, although this time around director Robert Zemeckis is guilty of gilding the lily. Stars Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd return from the original, along with Lea Thompson and Thomas F Wilson, but the script is too clever for its own good and the film gets bogged down by trying to cram in too many ideas and settings (past, future, alternative universes). The effects, however, are even better than in the first film, and the actors certainly enjoy themselves in a baffling array of roles.

Plot Summary

Sequel to the time-travelling comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Barely back to 1985 after his original jaunt, Marty McFly is whisked forward to 2015, along with his girlfriend Jennifer, by "Doc" Brown. Marty's mission this time is to prevent a crime involving his teenage son before he disgraces the whole of the McFly family.

Cast and crew

Cast

Marty McFly / Marty McFly Jr / Marlene McFly
Michael J Fox
Dr Emmett Brown
Christopher Lloyd
Lorraine
Lea Thompson
Biff Tannen / Griff Tannen
Thomas F Wilson
Marvin Berry
Harry Waters Jr
Terry
Charles Fleischer
Western Union man
Joe Flaherty
Jennifer
Elisabeth Shue
Strickland
James Tolkan
George McFly
Jeffrey Weissman
3-D
Casey Siemaszko
Match
Billy Zane
Skinhead
J J Cohen
Ronald Reagan
Jay Koch

Crew

Director
Robert Zemeckis

Other Information

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

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