Back to the Future Part III

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.
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Film Cast:

  • Marty McFly / Seamus McFly: Michael J. Fox
  • Doctor Emmett Brown: Christopher Lloyd
  • Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen / Biff Tannen: Thomas F. Wilson
  • Maggie McFly / Lorraine McFly: Lea Thompson
  • Clara Clayton: Mary Steenburgen
  • Jennifer Parker: Elisabeth Shue
  • Bartender: Matt Clark
  • Barbwire Salesman: Richard Dysart
  • Saloon Old Timer: Pat Buttram
  • Saloon Old Timer: Harry Carey, Jr.
  • Saloon Old Timer: Dub Taylor
  • Marshal Strickland: James Tolkan
  • Dave McFly: Marc McClure
  • Linda McFly: Wendie Jo Sperber
  • George McFly: Jeffrey Weissman
  • Buford Tannen’s Gang / Needles’ Gang: Christopher Wynne
  • Buford Tannen’s Gang: Sean Sullivan
  • Buford Tannen’s Gang: Mike Watson
  • Mayor: Hugh Gillin
  • Colt Gun Salesman: Burton Gilliam
  • Engineer: Bill McKinney
  • Deputy: Donovan Scott
  • Needles: Flea
  • Needles’ Gang: J.J. Cohen
  • Needles’ Gang: Ricky Dean Logan
  • Mortician: Marvin J. McIntyre
  • Strickland’s Son: Kaleb Henley
  • Jules: Todd Cameron Brown
  • Verne: Dannel Evans
  • Celebration Man: Leslie A. Prickett
  • Photographer: Dean Cundey
  • Pie Lady: Jo B. Cummings
  • Festival Man #1: Steve McArthur
  • Festival Man #2: John Ickes
  • Festival Dance Caller: James A. Rammel
  • Townsman #1: Michael Klastorin
  • Townsman #2: Michael Mills
  • Townsman #3: Kenny Myers
  • Eyepatch: Brad McPeters
  • Toothless: Phinnaes D.
  • Ticket Agent: Rod Kuehne
  • Conductor: Leno Fletcher
  • Joey: Joey Newington
  • Train Fireman: Larry Ingold
  • Barbwire Salesman’s Companion: Tim Konrad
  • Boy with Gun: Glenn Fox
  • Copernicus: Foster
  • Einstein: Freddie

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: Alan Silvestri
  • Story: Robert Zemeckis
  • Associate Producer: Steve Starkey
  • Editor: Arthur Schmidt
  • Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg
  • Executive Producer: Kathleen Kennedy
  • Production Design: Rick Carter
  • Costume Design: Joanna Johnston
  • Casting: Mike Fenton
  • Executive Producer: Frank Marshall
  • Casting: Valorie Massalas
  • Casting: Judy Taylor
  • Story: Bob Gale
  • Producer: Neil Canton
  • Director of Photography: Dean Cundey
  • Editor: Harry Keramidas
  • First Assistant Director: David McGiffert
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Charles L. Campbell
  • Art Direction: William James Teegarden
  • Stunt Double: Charles Croughwell
  • Unit Production Manager: Joan Bradshaw
  • Dialect Coach: Tim Monich
  • Unit Publicist: Michael Klastorin
  • Art Direction: Margie Stone McShirley
  • Special Sound Effects: Alan Howarth
  • Stunt Coordinator: Walter Scott
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Ken Ralston
  • Production Illustrator: Martin A. Kline
  • Thanks: Byron Berline
  • Orchestrator: James B. Campbell
  • Production Sound Mixer: William B. Kaplan
  • Boom Operator: Earl Sampson
  • ADR Mixer: Charleen Richards
  • Associate Editor: Peter Lonsdale
  • Production Controller: Bonne Radford
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Jim Morris
  • Assistant Camera: Vance Piper
  • Additional Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tom Gerard
  • First Assistant Camera: Clyde E. Bryan
  • Second Unit Director: Max Kleven
  • Makeup Effects: Brian Wade
  • Post Production Supervisor: Martin Cohen
  • Makeup Artist: Bron Roylance
  • Pyrotechnician: Michael Meier
  • Key Hair Stylist: Dorothy Byrne
  • Set Decoration: Michael Taylor
  • Greensman: Richard Brown
  • Assistant Camera: David Hanks
  • Visual Effects Camera: Peter Daulton
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Batan Silva
  • Technical Advisor: Bret Culpepper
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Barcie Waite
  • Sound Editor: Paul Timothy Carden
  • Location Manager: Michael J. Burmeister
  • Camera Operator: Ray Gilberti
  • Property Master: John Zemansky
  • Foley Artist: Kevin Bartnof
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Scott Farrar
  • Music Editor: Kenneth Karman
  • Foley Mixer: Greg Orloff
  • ADR Editor: Jessica Gallavan
  • Animation Supervisor: Wes Takahashi
  • Foley Recordist: Carolyn Tapp
  • Set Designer: Beverli Eagan
  • Key Makeup Artist: Michael Mills
  • Construction Coordinator: Walt Hadfield
  • Set Dressing Artist: Randy Bostic
  • Visual Effects Editor: Timothy Eaton
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Mark Walthour
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Judith Weaver
  • ADR Supervisor: Larry Singer
  • Propmaker: Tim R. Lafferty
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Kim Bromley
  • Second Assistant Director: Cara Giallanza
  • Color Timer: Stephen R. Sheridan
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Jacqueline A. Shea
  • Production Assistant: Alia Agha
  • Electrician: Bill Barr
  • Visual Effects Art Director: John Bell
  • Still Photographer: Sean M. Casey
  • Transportation Coordinator: LeighAnna Frostad
  • Key Grip: Ron Cardarelli
  • Best Boy Grip: Sid Lucero
  • Visual Effects Producer: Patricia Blau
  • Production Accountant: Pam Kaye
  • ADR Editor: Alan L. Nineberg
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Carla Corwin
  • Hairstylist: Dorothy D. Fox
  • Carpenter: Marc Fambro
  • Dolly Grip: Dave Wachtman
  • Assistant Art Director: Erin M. Cummins
  • Construction Foreman: Jerry Sargent
  • Leadman: Tom McCown
  • Painter: Cary Conway
  • Grip: Steve Chase
  • Costume Supervisor: Chuck Velasco
  • Choreographer: Brad Jeffries
  • Craft Service: Willie Radcliff
  • Driver: Tom Marchetti
  • Camera Loader: Jolanda R. Wipfli
  • Sound Recordist: Albert Romero
  • Stand In: Robert Bennett
  • Stunts: Will Cascio
  • Transportation Captain: Steve Collins
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Keith O’Brien
  • Editorial Coordinator: Dawn Oltman
  • First Assistant Editor: Janet Fiona Mason
  • Lighting Technician: Tom Cantrell
  • Rigging Gaffer: Jack Todd
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Peter C. Barbour
  • Visual Effects: Kendall Nishimine
  • Studio Teachers: Jack Tice
  • Music Programmer: David Bifano
  • Second Assistant Camera: Larry D. Davis
  • General Manager: Scott Ross
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Kathleen Beeler
  • Assistant Accountant: Colleen Arnaud
  • Costumer: Kelly Lindquist
  • Assistant Property Master: Jeff Ackerman
  • VFX Artist: Loring Doyle
  • VFX Director of Photography: Pat Turner
  • Casting Assistant: Joni Kearney
  • Assistant Editor: Nancy Jencks
  • Negative Cutter: Ron Fode
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Anthony Wong

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: Oh, I know you did send me back to the future. But I’m back! I’m back from the future.

    Doc Brown is back in 1885 in the Old West, soon to be joined by Marty who has found that Doc is in mortal danger from Burford “Mad-Dog” Tannen.

    Rounding out what turned out to be a hugely popular trilogy, Back to the Future Part III restored the core essence heart of Part 1, whilst simultaneously tying up all the threads with a fully formed story. More sedate in its telling (not hard following on from the manic pacing of part 2) part 3 fuses science fiction malarkey with, well, Western malarkey. All played out with the usual array of clever jokes and series reprises – only in a Wild Wild West setting. An interesting point to note is how the roles of Doc & Marty have been reversed from the first film, here Marty is the maniacal plot axis, whizzing around getting into scrapes as Doc ambles around in love, courtesy of the delightfully classic looking Mary Steenburgen as Clara Clayton. Thomas F. Wilson returns for villain duties as Tannen, a Western bully villain pulled straight out of many a classic Oater from way back in the day, and Lea Thompson & Elisabeth Shue ensure the “past” is not forgotten.

    When Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale started making Back To The Future in 1985, could they have envisaged that they would make three films and end up with a steam engine time machine in the Wild West? Possibly not, but as part 3 hurtles (literally) towards the suspense laden finale, two things are for certain. One is that they wisely closed the series down with a surefire coda winner. Two is that between them they crafted one of the most entertaining family trilogies to have ever graced the screen. No doubt about the fact that part one is the uniformly class act of the three, but parts two & three themselves reward groups of all ages. Great Scot indeed. 8.5/10

  • JPV852: As with Part II, I’ve come to appreciate this one more, a great blend of sci-fi and western and features once more some fine performances from both Fox and Lloyd, who each do great work portraying different characters (or at least for Lloyd a different time version of Doc Brown). Beyond that, well done set and costume designs and a good enough story to conclude the trilogy. **3.75/5**
  • CinemaSerf: “Marty” (Michael J Fox) is stuck in 1955 when he learns of the untimely demise of his mentor “Doc. Brown” (Christopher Lloyd) back in 1885. Luckily, the DeLorean is on hand and back he goes – to the wild west – to try and prevent this calamity. Once there, he has no idea how to get back; a task not made any easier by local bully “Mad Dod” (Tom Wilson) who has it in for this meek city boy from day one. Spielberg is at his best with stories like this, and borrowing heavily from the Western film genre – and quite a bit from Clint Eastwood too, we have a quickly paced an amiable adventure film as Fox and Lloyd have to stay alive whilst figuring out how to charge the flux capacitor and get themselves home. Wilson is super as the “baddie” and Mary Steenbergen gives the “Doc” a little bit of love interest as the story ticks along nicely. These three films fit nicely with each other, and happily they all decided to hang up their stetsons after this one. It’s still great fun 30 years later, with fun pithy dialogue; loads of great action photography and strong entertaining performances all through. Good fun.
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