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Back to the Future Part II Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Back to the Future Part II

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Biff as he might have been...

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Go behind the scenes on the 1989 Sci-Fi movie starring Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd More Cast


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Crispin Glover wanted "Michael J. Fox-type money" and outpriced himself from participating in the sequel. He ended up suing Steven Speilberg for using footage of him from "Back to the Future Part I" without permission. Glover said: "They put a false nose, chin and cheekbones and a wig on.
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Shooting began in February 1989, and was completed in June 1989. The movie was made under the working title of "Paradox".
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Claudia Wells was the original Jennifer, but it's always been cited that she didn't reprise the role due to "personal reasons".
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The hoverboard sequences were shot with actors on dolleys or sometimes hung by wires. In other shots, they had their shoes screwed into the board to give the illusion of the boards hugging their feet.
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Biff's hotel was actually a model of the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas.
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The duplicated Johnny B Goode scene took two days to film. Michael J Fox said it was a lot harder doing the same moves four years after the first film.
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(Allegedly) Michael J. Fox forgot how to ride a skateboard in the four years since the first film.



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Deleted Scenes

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Alternate Versions

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When the old Biff comes back from altering history he gets "erased from existence". This is actually cut from the film but can be found in the deleted scenes section of the dvd.



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