Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II

Robert Zemeckis (1989)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Robert Zemeckis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Edited for violence and languageAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy