BACK TO THE FUTURE
Produced by Bob Gale & Neil Canton
Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Transcribed by Mike Mahoney
CREDITS FOR PART 1.
We see Doc Brown's lab filled with clocks over the credits. Each clock is set to exactly the same time. They are also all 25 minutes slow. A robot tin opener opens a tin of dog food and empties the contents into a dog food bowl marked "Einstein". The pile is high, it is clear that Einstein has not touched this food for a few days. Suddenly the TV and radio turn on.
Radio Advert: (v.o) October is inventory time. So right now, Statler Toyota is making the best deals of the year on all 1985 model Toyotas. You won't find a better car with a better price with better service anywhere in Hill Valley...
TV Newsreader: ...the Senate is expected to vote on this today. In other news, officials at The Pacific Nuclear Research Facility have denied the rumour that the case of missing plutonium was in fact stolen from their vault two weeks ago. A Libyan terrorist group had claimed responsibility for the alleged theft, however, the officials now infer the credence to a simple clerical error. The FBI...
The front door opens, and MARTY MCFLY, 17, walks in. We don't see his face just yet though.
Marty: Hey, Doc?
He puts the key back under the mat.
Marty: Doc. Hello, anybody home? Einstein, come here, boy.
Marty: What's going on? Wha- Aw, God. Aw, Jesus. That's disgusting. Where the hell is everybody?
Marty puts down his skateboard and it rolls along the floor to hit a box under the table - marked "Plutonium"! Marty is unaware of this. He plus his electric guitar into Doc's amplifier. He strikes a string, and the noise causes the amplifier to break. The force from this pushes Marty backwards, and he crashes into one of Doc's bookcases, causing the books and papers on it to fall off and land on his head. Marty lifts up his sunglasses - now we finally see his whole face, and notice that he resembles Michael J Fox quite a lot! :-)
Marty: Whoa, rock and roll.
Just then a fire alarm goes off. Marty rummages through the pile of papers and finds a telephone - this is what was ringing, and the fire arm doubled as a ringtone. Marty answers the phone.
Doc: (v.o) Marty, is that you?
Marty: Hey, hey, Doc, where are you?
Doc: (v.o) Thank god I found you. Listen, can you meet me at Twin Pines Mall tonight at 1.15? I've made a major breakthrough, I'll need your assistance.
Marty: Wait a minute, wait a minute. 1.15 in the morning?
Doc: (v.o) Yeah.
Marty: What's going on? Where have you been all week?
Doc: (v.o) Working.
Marty: Where's Einstein, is he with you?
Doc: (v.o) Yeah, he's right here.
Marty: You know, Doc, you left your equipment on all week.
Doc: (v.o) My equipment, that reminds me, Marty, you'd better not hook up to the amplifier. There's a slight possibility of overload.
Marty: Yeah, I'll keep that in mind.
Doc: (v.o) Good, I'll see you tonight. Don't forget, now, 1.15am., Twin Pines Mall.
The clocks all strike 8am.
Doc: (v.o) Are those my clocks I hear?
Marty: Yeah, it's 8 o'clock.
Doc: (v.o) They're late. My experiment worked. They're all exactly 25 minutes slow!
Marty: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me that it's 8.25?
Doc: (v.o) Precisely.
Marty: Damn. I'm late for school.
Marty hangs up, gets his stuff and gets on his skateboard.
Music: Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News
He leaves Doc's lab and passes the Burger King next door, grabbing onto a tow-truck's behind and making sure he's not seen. The truck takes him into Courthouse Square, where he goes past Lou's Aerobics Studios and the Courthouse. The clock says 10.04.
Cut to outside Hill Valley High School. JENNIFER is waiting at the door.
Marty: Hello, Jennifer.
Jennifer: Marty, don't go this way. Strickland's looking for you. If you're caught it'll be 4 tardies in a row.
Cut to the corridor. Jennifer peaks her head round.
Jennifer: All right, c'mon, I think we're safe.
Marty: Y'know this time it wasn't my fault. The Doc set all of his clocks 25 minutes slow.
Mr STRICKLAND appears out of nowhere.
Strickland: Doc? Am I to understand you're still hanging around with Dr Emmett Brown, McFly? Tardy slip for you, Miss Parker. And one for you McFly, I believe that makes 4 in a row. Now let me give you a nickel's worth of advice, young man. This so called Dr Brown is dangerous, he's a real nutcase. You hang around with him you're gonna end up in big trouble.
Marty: Oh yes sir.
Strickland pushes Marty a bit.
Strickland: You got a real attitude problem, McFly. You're a slacker. You remind me of your father when he went here, he was a slacker too.
Marty: Can I go now, Mr Strickland?
Strickland: I noticed your band is on the roster for dance auditions after school today. Why even bother McFly? You haven't got a chance, you're too much like your old man. No McFly ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley.
Marty: Yeah, well history is gonna change.
The school auditorium. A band has just finished and Marty's group are waiting to go on. Jennifer is nearby watching. There are 4 judges, the second one wears glasses and is the one who speaks below.
Audition Judge: Next, please.
Marty and his group get onto the stage.
Marty: All right, we're the Pinheads.
They begin to play the first bit of The Power Of Love. The judges look at each other and then the guy with glasses picks up his loudspeaker.
Audition Judge: OK, that's enough. Now stop the microphone. I'm sorry fellas. I'm afraid you're just too darn loud. Next, please. Where's the next group, please?
Courthouse Square. Marty and Jennifer are walking through it. An election van drives past.
Election Van: (v.o) Re-elect Mayor Goldie Wilson. Progress is his middle name.
Cut to Marty & Jennifer.
Marty: I'm too loud. I can't believe it. I'm never gonna get a chance to play in front of anybody.
Jennifer: Marty, one rejection isn't the end of the world.
Marty: Nah, I just don't think I'm cut out for music.
Jennifer: But you're good, Marty, you're really good. And this audition tape of yours is great, you gotta send it in to the record company. It's like Doc's always saying.
Marty: Yeah I know, If you put your mind to it you could accomplish anything.
A couple of girls walk past and Marty looks at them. Jennifer turns his head back towards her.
Jennifer: That's good advice, Marty.
They sit down on a bench.
Marty: All right, OK Jennifer. What if I send in the tape and they don't like it. I mean, what if they say I'm no geed. What if they say, "Get out of here, kid, you got no future." I mean, I just don't think I can take that kind of rejection. Jesus, I'm beginning to sound like my old man.
Jennifer: C'mon, he's not that bad. At least he's letting you borrow the car tomorrow night.
We see a new 4x4 Toyota is being delivered at the car dealership.
Marty: Check out that 4x4. That is hot.
Man in dealership: OK, back her up.
Cut back to Marty & Jennifer.
Marty: Someday, Jennifer, someday. Wouldn't it be great to take that truck up to the lake. Throw a couple of sleeping bags in the back. Make out under the stars.
Jennifer: Stop it.
Jennifer: Does your mom know about tomorrow night?
Marty: No, get out of town, my mom thinks I'm going camping with the guys. (off Jennifer's look) Well, Jennifer, my mother would freak out if she knew I was going up there with you. And I get this standard lecture about how she never did that kind of stuff when she was a kid. Now look, I think she was born a nun.
Jennifer: She's just trying to keep you respectable.
Marty: Well, she's not doing a very good job.
The CLOCK TOWER WOMAN is in the background.
Woman: Save the clock tower!
She comes over to Marty and Jennifer.
Woman: Save the clock tower! Mayor Wilson is sponsoring an initiative to replace that clock. 30 years ago, lightning struck that clock tower and the clock hasn't run since. We at the Hill Valley Preservation Society think it should be preserved exactly the way it is as part of our history and heritage.
Marty gets out a quarter.
Marty: Here you go, lady. There's a quarter.
Woman: Thank you, don't forget to take a flyer.
She gives him one.
Woman: Save the clock tower!
She walks away.
Marty: Where were we?
Jennifer: Right about here.
They're just about to kiss when a car pulls up and honks the horn. It's Jennifer's Dad, MR PARKER.
Mr Parker: (v.o, from car) Jennifer.
Jennifer: It's my dad.
Jennifer: I've gotta go.
She begins to go to the car.
Marty: I'll call you tonight.
Jennifer: I'll be at my grandma's. Here, let me give you the number.
She writes "Love You!!! 555-4823" on the back of the flyer.
Jennifer leaves and Marty looks at the flyer, smiling.
Music: Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News
Marty gets on his skateboard and grabs a police car to tail behind, making sure he's not seen. The police car leaves Courthouse Square. We cut to outside the Lyons Estate signs. Marty is now behind another car. He lets go as it passes the signs and goes down the road to his house. As he enters we see a car being towed up the McFly drive.
Radio dispatcher: ...licence, California: Bravo Tango Delta 629. Tow for impoundment. Any unit, please respond...
Marty: Perfect, just perfect.
Marty enters the house to find his father GEORGE, 47, sitting down at the table. His supervisor, BIFF TANNEN, 48, is standing up talking to George.
Biff: I can't believe you loaned me your car, without telling me it had a blindspot.
George: (whispering) Blind spot?
Biff: I could've been killed!
George: Now, now, Biff, now, I never noticed any blindspot before when I were driving it. (Notices Marty) Hi, son.
Biff: But, what are you blind McFly? It's there. How else do you explain that wreck out there?
George: Now, Biff, um, can I assume that your insurance is gonna pay for the damage?
Biff: My insurance? It's your car, your insurance should pay for it. Hey, I wanna know who's gonna pay for this? (Biff shows George a stain on his coat) I spilled beer all over it when that car smashed into me. Who's gonna pay my cleaning bill?
Biff: And where's my reports?
George: Uh, well, I haven't finished those up yet, but you know I figured since they weren't due till...
Biff: Hello, hello, anybody home?
Biff taps George on the head.
Biff: Think, McFly, think. I gotta have time to get them retyped. Do you realise what would happen if I hand in my reports in your handwriting? I'll get fired. You wouldn't want that to happen would you?
George doesn't say anything.
Biff: Would you?
George: Of course not, Biff, now I wouldn't want that to happen. Now, uh, I'll finish those reports up tonight, and I'll run em them on over first thing tomorrow, All right?
Biff: Hey, not too early I sleep in on Saturday. Oh, McFly, your shoe's untied.
George looks down.
Biff: Don't be so gullible, McFly.
Biff opens the fridge.
Biff: You got the place fixed up nice, McFly. I have your car towed all the way to your house and all you've got for me is light beer.
Biff sees Marty looking at him.
Biff: (To Marty) What are you looking at, butthead? Say hi to your mom for me.
Biff leaves. Marty turns to George.
George: I know what you're gonna say, son, and you're right, you're right, But Biff just happens to be my supervisor, and I'm afraid I'm not very good at confrontations.
Marty: The car, Dad, I mean He wrecked it, totalled it. I needed that car tomorrow night, Dad, I mean do you have any idea how important this was, do you have any clue?
George: I know, and all I could say is I'm sorry.
At the dinner table. George and Marty are sitting there. Also at the table is Marty's mom LORRAINE, 47. The years have not been kind to her. Marty's brother DAVE is also present, wearing a Burger King uniform, and completing the family is his sister LINDA, who's a bit plump and not very attractive. The TV is on and The Honeymooners is showing.
George: Believe me, Marty, you're better off not having to worry about all the aggravation and headaches of playing at that dance.
Dave: He's absolutely right, Marty. the last thing you need is headaches.
Lorraine: Kids, we're gonna have to eat this cake by ourselves, Uncle Joey didn't make parole again.
She drops the cake on the table. It says "Welcome Home Joey".
Lorraine: I think it would be nice, if you all dropped him a line.
Marty: Uncle Jailbird Joey?
Dave: He's your brother, Mom.
Linda: Yeah, I think it's a major embarrassment having an uncle in prison.
Lorraine: We all make mistakes in life, children.
Dave looks at his watch.
Dave: God dammit, I'm late.
Lorraine: David, watch your mouth. You come here and kiss your mother before you go, come here.
Dave: C'mon, Mom, make it fast, I'll miss my bus.
He kisses his mom and walks over to George.
Dave: Hey see you tonight, Pop. Woo, time to change that oil.
Linda: Hey Marty, I'm not your answering service, but while you were outside pouting about the car, Jennifer Parker called you twice.
Lorraine: I don't like her, Marty. Any girl who calls a boy is just asking for trouble.
Linda: Oh Mom, there's nothing wrong with calling a boy.
Lorraine: I think it's terrible. Girls chasing boys. When I was your age I never chased a boy, or called a boy, or sat in a parked car with a boy.
Linda: Then how am I supposed to ever meet anybody?
Lorraine: Well, it will just happen. (Smiles) Like the way I met your father.
Linda: That was so stupid, Grandpa hit him with the car.
Lorraine: It was meant to be. Anyway, if Grandpa hadn't hit him, then none of you would have been born.
Linda: Yeah, well, I still don't understand what Dad was doing in the middle of the street.
Lorraine: What was it, George, bird watching?
George hasn't been listening. He turns to his wife.
George: What Lorraine, what?
Lorraine: Anyway, Grandpa hit him with the car and brought him into the house. He seemed so helpless, like a little lost puppy, my heart just went out for him.
Linda: Yeah Mom, we know, you've told us this story a million times. You felt sorry for him so you decided to go with him to The Fish Under The Sea Dance.
Lorraine: No, it was The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance. Our first date. It was the night of that terrible thunderstorm, remember George?
George is still watching TV.
Lorraine: Your father kissed me for the very first time on that dance floor. It was then I realised I was going to spend the rest of my life with him.
Music: Time Bomb Town by Lindsay Buckingham (playing on Marty's radio)
Marty's room. He's asleep. Suddenly the 'phone rings, waking Marty up. He answers it.
Doc: (v.o) Marty, you didn't fall asleep, did you?
Marty looks at his watch.
Marty: Uh Doc, uh no. No, don't be silly.
Doc: (v.o) Listen, this is very important, I forgot my video camera, could you stop by my place and pick it up on your way to the mall?
Marty: Um, yeah, I'm on my way.
Cut to outside Twin Pines Mall. Marty skateboards down into the Mall. Inside the parking lot is a big white van, "Dr E Brown Enterprises". A dog, EINSTEIN, is sitting by it. Marty goes towards him.
Marty: Einstein, hey Einstein, where's the Doc, boy, huh?
The doors of the van open, and smoke comes out. It's followed by a DeLorean sports car, reversing back out of the van and into the parking lot. The license plate reads OUTATIME. DR EMMETT L "DOC" BROWN then gets out of the car. He's an elderly man, aged 65, and has long, white hair. He's wearing a radiation suit and looks very much your typical wild scientist.
Doc: Marty, you made it!
Doc: Welcome to my latest experiment. It's the one I've been waiting for all my life.
Marty: Um, well it's a DeLorean, right?
Doc: Bare with me, Marty, all of your questions will be answered. Roll tape...
Doc: ...and we'll proceed.
Marty: Doc, is that a de...
Doc: Never mind that now, never mind that now.
Marty: All right, I'm ready.
Marty starts filming Doc.
Doc: Good evening, I'm Dr Emmett Brown. I'm standing on the parking lot of Twin Pines Mall. It's Saturday morning, October 26th 1985, 1.18am and this is temporal experiment number one. C'mon, Einie.
During the following Einstein gets into the DeLorean. He has a clock attached to his collar.
Doc: Hey, hey boy, get in there, that a boy, in you go, sit down, put your seatbelt on, that's it!
Marty: Whoa, whoa, whoa, OK.
Doc: Please note that Einstein's clock is in complete synchronisation with my control watch. Got it?
Both clocks - the one in Doc's hands and the one around Einstein's neck - say 1.19.
Marty: Right, check, Doc.
Doc: Good. Have a good trip Einstein, watch your head.
Doc shuts the car door and gets out a remote control for the car. Amongst other things it has a digital speedometer on it.
Marty: You have this thing hooked up to the car?
Doc: Watch this.
Marty: Yeah, OK, got it.
He starts filming. The car starts driving itself - it is being controlled from the remote!
Marty turns to Doc, inadvertently filming him.
Doc: Not me, the car, the car!
Marty films the car.
Doc: If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit! Watch this, watch this.
Doc lets go of the lever. The car heads towards him and Marty. Then as it hits 88 miles per hour, it lets off a blue glow and disappears, leaving behind two fire trails which almost hit the feet of Marty and Doc. The licence plate falls off the car and spins around on the ground.
Doc: Ha, what did I tell you, 88 miles per hour! The temporal displacement occurred at exactly 1.20am and zero seconds!
Marty picks up the OUTATIME plate.
Marty: Hot, Jesus Christ, Doc. Jesus Christ, Doc, you disintegrated Einstein!
Doc: Calm down, Marty, I didn't disintegrate anything. The molecular structure of Einstein and the car are completely intact.
Marty: Where the hell are they?
Doc: The appropriate question is, when the hell are they! Einstein has just become the world's first time traveller! I sent him into the future. 1 minute into the future to be exact. And at exactly 1.21am we should catch up with him and the time machine.
Marty: Wait a minute, wait a minute, Doc, are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?
Doc: The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car why not do it with some style. Besides, the stainless, steel construction made the flux dispersal.....
Doc checks his watch.
Doc: Look out!
The DeLorean reappears. It's steaming. Doc walks over to it and touches it.
Marty: What, what is it hot?
Doc: It's cold, damn cold. (Opens the door) Ha, ha, ha, Einstein, you little devil. Einstein's clock is exactly one minute behind mine, it's still ticking.
Doc's clock says 1.22, Einstein's clock says 1.21. Doc unbuckles Einstein's seatbelt and he runs happily into the van.
Marty: He's all right.
Doc: He's fine, and he's completely unaware that anything happened. As far as he's concerned the trip was instantaneous. That's why Einstein's watch is exactly one minute behind mine. He skipped over that minute to instantly arrive at this moment in time. Come here, I'll show you how it works. First, you turn the time circuits on.
Doc does so. Inside are three panels, each with a different LED display.
Doc: This readout tells you where you're going, this one tells you where you are, this one tells you where you were. You input the destination time on this keypad. Say, you wanna see the signing of the Declaration of Independence...
Doc types in July 4th 1776.
Doc: ...or witness the birth or Christ.
Doc types in December 25th 0000.
Doc: Here's a red-letter date in the history of science, November 5th (surprised) 1955.
Doc types in November 5th 1955 and then realises.
Doc: Yes, of course, November 5th 1955!
Marty: What, I don't get what happened.
Doc: That was the day I invented time travel. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the edge of the sink. And when I came to, I had a revelation, a picture, a picture in my head, a picture of this.
Doc shows Marty the "this".
Doc: This is what makes time travel possible. The flux capacitor.
Marty: The flux capacitor.
Doc: It's taken me almost 30 years and my entire family fortune to realise the vision of that day. My God, has it been that long? Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland as far as the eye could see. Old Man Peabody, owned all of this. He had this crazy idea about breeding pine trees.
Marty: This is uh, this is heavy duty, Doc, this is great. Uh, does it run on regular unleaded gasoline?
Doc: Unfortunately no, it requires something with a little more kick - plutonium!
Marty: Uh, plutonium, wait a minute, are you telling me that this sucker's nuclear?
Doc notices Marty has let the camera drop.
Doc: Hey, hey, keep rolling, keep rolling there. No, no, no, no, this sucker's electrical. But I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity that I need.
Marty: Doc, you don't just walk into a store and ask for plutonium! Did you rip this off?
Doc comes to Marty waving off the idea, and then:
Doc: Of course, from a group of Libyan Nationalists. They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and in turn gave them a shiny bomb case full of used pinball machine parts!
Doc: Let's get you into a radiation suit, we must prepare to reload.
A few minutes later, Doc has put more plutonium into the DeLorean and Marty is in a radiation suit.
Doc: Safe now, everything's let lined. Don't you lose those tapes now, we'll need a record. Yep, yep. I almost forgot my luggage. Who knows if they've got cotton underwear in the future. I'm allergic to all synthetics.
He puts a suitcase in the DeLorean.
Marty:: The future, that's where you're going?
Doc: That's right, 25 years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next 25 World Series.
Marty: Uh, Doc.
Marty: Uh, look me up when you get there.
Doc: Indeed I will, roll em.
Marty starts filming.
Doc: I, Dr Emmett Brown, am about to embark on an historic journey.
Doc stops and laughs stupidly to himself - a "how could I have forgotten?" laugh.
Doc: What am I thinking of, I almost forgot to bring some extra plutonium. How did I ever expect to get back, one pellet, one trip! I must be out of my mind!
Einstein starts barking.
Doc: What is it Einie?
Doc looks to the entrance to the mall. A blue and white van pulls in.
Doc: Oh my God, they found me, I don't know how but they found me. Run for it, Marty!
Marty: Who, who?
Doc: Who do you think, the Libyans!
Marty: Holy shit!
The two hide behind the van.
Doc: I'll draw their fire!
Doc fires his pistol at them. It runs out of bullets.
Marty: Doc, wait!
Doc throws his gun down. They shoot him and he falls down on his back, dead.
Marty: No! Bastards!
The Libyans spot Marty and aim for him. Marty turns away, thinking it's the end. However the Libyan's gun is jammed, giving Marty enough time to get into the DeLorean - with the camera - and close the door. He drives off.
Libyan: Go! Go!
The Libyans start to chase Marty. The two vehicles travel around the mall parking lot, getting faster and faster.
Marty: C'mon, more, dammit.
Without realising it, Marty turns on the time circuits.
Marty: Jeez. Holy shit.
He speeds up even more.
Marty: Let's see if you bastards can do 90!
Marty gets up towards 90mph. Just before we hit 88 the camera pans over to the date on the destination panel - it's still November 5th 1955. Doc hasn't changed it yet. The DeLorean then breaks through the time barrier.
Continuous for Marty & audience. Instead of a parking lot, Marty finds himself in a field.
He sees a scarecrow.
He crashes into a barn. In the farmhouse, the lights go on, and a family of four, the PEABODIES, leave their house. There's the Father, Mother, Daughter and son Sherman.
Mrs Peabody: Pa, what is it? What is it, Pa?
Farmer Peabody: Looks like a aeroplane, without wings.
Sherman: That ain't no aeroplane, look!
He shows his family a comic. It's got an alien on it that looks like Marty's radiation suit, and a spaceship that looks a bit like a DeLorean!
Farmer and Mrs Peabody: Ahh!
Farmer Peabody: Children!
The family leave. Marty falls out of the car and pulls back his "mask" on his radiation suit.
Marty: Listen, whoa. Hello, uh, excuse me. Sorry about your barn.
Sherman and his father are back. With guns.
Sherman: It's already mutated intro human form, shoot it!
Farmer Peabody: Take that you mutated son of a bitch!
Marty gets back into the car and rives off. Farmer Peabody shoots at him. Marty then accidentally runs over one of the two pines at the entrance of the ranch - Twin Pines Ranch.
Farmer Peabody: My pine! Why you...you space bastard, you killed a pine!
Marty is driving down a country road.
Marty: All right, All right, OK McFly, get a grip on yourself. It's all a dream. Just a very intense dream.
A car drives past.
Marty: Whoa, hey, listen, you gotta help me.
Woman in car: Don't stop, Wilbert, drive!
Marty sees something and pulls to a halt. It's Lyon Estates, where he lives in 1985! Only it's just starting to be built. There's a billboard, "Lyon Estates, live In The House Of Tomorrow Today!"
Marty: Can't be. This is nuts.
Marty tries to start the DeLorean, but it won't start.
Marty: Aw, c'mon.
He hears a bleeping sound. The Plutonium is empty. Marty gets out and takes off the radiation suit. He pushes the DeLorean behind the billboard and walks into town. In the background is a sign, Hill Valley 2 Miles.
Music: Mr Sandman by Four Acres
Courthouse Square. Marty enters it and sees an election van.
Election Van: Remember, fellas, the future is in your hands. If you believe in progress, re-elect Mayor Red Thomas, progress is his middle name. Mayor Red Thomas's progress platform means more jobs, better education, bigger civic improvements, and lower taxes. On Election Day, cast your vote for a proven leader, re-elect Mayor Red Thomas.
Marty walks through the square. There's a grassy park where in 1985 there will be a parking lot. Marty passes a sign: "Welcome to Hill Valley. A nice place to live. Please drive carefully." Marty then looks at the clock. It's still working! (It doesn't work in 1985). The clock chimes 9.30am.
Marty: This has gotta be a dream.
Marty enters Lou's Cafe. It's on the site of Lou's Aerobics Suite in 1985. In the cafe are LOU CARRUTHERS, the owner, 17 year old GEORGE MCFLY doing homework (although Marty doesn't yet know it's George) and a young GOLDIE WILSON cleaning up. Lou turns to Marty and comments on his jacket.
Lou: Hey kid, what you do, jump ship?
Lou: What's with the life preserver?
Marty: I just wanna use the phone.
Lou: Yeah, it's in the back.
Marty is in the back at the 'phone. He's looking through the B section.
Marty: Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, great, you're alive.
He's found "Brown, Emmett L, scientist. 1640 Riverside Drive". He dials the number, but no answer. Marty's watch beeps, and Lou looks at him strangely. Marty quickly tries to cover it up. Then he hangs up the 'phone and tears the page out of the 'phone book with Doc's name on it. (Note: Marty tears out the right hand page, but it was the left hand one that had Doc's name on! Oops!). Marty goes up to Lou.
Marty: Do you know where 1640 Riverside...
Lou: Are you gonna order something, kid?
Marty: Yeah, gimme a Tab.
Lou: Tab? I can't give you a tab unless you order something.
Marty: Right, gimme a Pepsi free.
Lou: You wanna a Pepsi, pal, you're gonna pay for it.
Marty: Well just gimme something without any sugar in it, OK?
Lou: Without any sugar.
Lou gives him a cup of tea. BIFF TANNEN, 17, and his gang, 3D, SKINHEAD and MATCH, enter the Cafe.
Biff: Hey McFly!
Marty and George (sitting next to him) both turn around.
Biff: What do you think you're doing?
Marty: (realises who it is) Biff?
Biff: Hey I'm talking to you, McFly, you Irish bug.
George: Oh hey, Biff, hey, guys, how are you doing?
Biff: Yeah, you got my homework finished, McFly?
George: Uh, well, actually, I figured since it wasn't due till Monday...
Biff: Hello, hello, anybody home?
Biff taps George on the head.
Biff: Think, McFly, think. I gotta have time to recopy it. Do you realise what would happen if I hand in my homework in your handwriting? I'd get kicked out of school. You wouldn't want that to happen would you, would you?
George: Now, of course not, Biff, now, I wouldn't want that to happen.
Biff: Uh, no, no, no, no.
Biff and his gang notice Marty.
Biff: What are you looking at, butt-head?
Skinhead: Hey Biff, check out this guy's life preserver, dork thinks he's gonna drown.
They turn back to George.
Biff: Yeah, well, how about my homework, McFly?
George: Uh, well, OK Biff, uh, I'll finish that on up tonight and I'll bring it over first thing tomorrow morning.
Biff: Hey not too early I sleep in Sundays. Hey McFly, your shoe's untied.
George looks down.
Biff: Don't be so gullible, McFly.
Biff: I don't wanna see you in here again.
George: Yeah, All right, bye-bye.
Biff and his gang leave. George gets on with Biff's homework, then notices Marty looking at him.
Marty: You're George McFly!
George: Yeah, who are you?
Before Marty can answer, GOLDIE WILSON comes over with his mop.
Goldie: Say, why do you let those boys push you around like that?
George: Well, they're bigger than me.
Goldie: Stand tall, boy, have some respect for yourself. Don't you know that if you let people walk all over you know, they'll be walking all over you for the rest of your life? Listen to me, do you think I'm gonna spend the rest of my life in this slop house?
Lou: Watch it, Goldie.
Goldie: No sir, I'm gonna make something out of myself, I'm going to night school and one day I'm gonna be somebody.
Marty: That's right, he's gonna be mayor.
Goldie: Yeah, I'm.....
Goldie realises what Marty just said.
Goldie: .....mayor. Now that's a good idea. I could run for mayor.
Lou: A coloured mayor, that'll be the day.
Goldie: You wait and see, Mr Carruthers, I will be mayor and I'll be the most powerful mayor in the history of Hill Valley, and I'm gonna clean up this town.
Lou: Good, you could start by sweeping the floor.
Goldie: Mayor Goldie Wilson, I like the sound of that.
Marty turns to George, but he's gone. He sees George leaving the Cafe on his bike. Marty runs after him.
Marty: Hey Dad, George, hey, you on the bike!
Marty follows George to a housing estate. He sees George's bike by a tree, and looks up the tree. George is up there, looking into a house with binoculars. He's watching a girl get changed.
Marty: He's a peeping tom!
George falls out of the tree and into the road, just as a car approaches.
Marty pushes George out of the way, but gets hit himself. He lies unconscious on the road. The car driver, SAM BAINES, a middle-aged man in his late forties/early fifties, gets out of the car to see who he hit. He notices George by the side of the road.
Sam: Hey wait, wait a minute, who are you?
George runs off. Sam turns his attention to Marty.
Sam: Stella! Another one of these damn kids jumped in front of my car! Come on out here, help me take him in the house!
Cut to Marty. He's lying in a bed. Slowly he wakes up and sees a woman sitting next to him. Unknown to Marty, it's his mother, LORRAINE, aged 17!!!
Marty: Mom, is that you?
Lorraine: There, there, now, just relax. You've been asleep for almost 9 hours now.
Marty: I had a horrible nightmare, dreamed I went back in time, it was terrible.
Lorraine: Well, you're safe and sound, now, back in good old 1955.
Marty, now wide awake, sits up suddenly! Lorraine turns on the lights.
Marty: 1955? You're my ma- you're my ma.
Lorraine: My name's Lorraine, Lorraine Baines.
Marty: Yeah, but you're uh, you're so, you're so thin.
Lorraine: Just relax now Calvin, you've got a big bruise on your head.
Marty lifts up the sheet - his jeans are gone!
Marty: Ah, where're my pants?
Lorraine: Over there, on my hope chest. I've never seen purple underwear before, Calvin.
Marty: Calvin, why do you keep calling me Calvin?
Lorraine: Well that's your name, isn't it? Calvin Klein? It's written all over your underwear.
She tries to pull the sheet up to show him, but he stops her.
Lorraine: Oh, I guess they call you Cal, huh?
Marty: Actually, people call me Marty.
Lorraine: Oh, pleased to meet you, Calvin Marty Klein. Do you mind if I sit here?
Marty: (uneasy) No, fine, no, good, fine, good.
Lorraine: That's a big bruise you have there.
Stella: (o.s) Lorraine, are you up there?
Lorraine: My God, it's my mother. Put your pants back on.
She throws Marty's pants to him. He tries to put them on, but trips. Cut to the dining room. Marty, now fully dressed, walks with Lorraine down the stairs. STELLA BAINES is setting the table.
Stella: So tell me, Marty, how long have you been in port?
Marty: Excuse me?
Stella: Yeah, I guessed you're a sailor, aren't you, that's why you wear that life preserver.
Marty: Uh, coast guard.
Stella: Sam, here's the young man you hit with your car out there. He's all right, thank God.
Sam: What were you doing in the middle of the street, a kid your age?
Stella: (To Marty) Don't pay any attention to him, he's in one of his moods. (To Sam) Sam, quit fiddling with that thing, come in here to dinner.
Everyone is at the table.
Stella: (To Marty) Now let's see, you already know Lorraine, this is Milton, this is Sally, that's Toby, and over there in the playpen is little baby Joey.
Marty looks at Joey.
Marty: (Quietly, to Joey) So you're my Uncle Joey. Better get used to these bars, kid.
Stella: ("babytalk") Yes, Joey just loves being in his playpen. (normally) He cries whenever we take him out so we just leave him in there all the time. Well Marty, I hope you like meatloaf.
Marty: Well, uh, listen, uh, I really-
Lorraine pulls up a chair next to her place at the table.
Lorraine: Sit here, Marty.
Sam is fiddling with a TV set. Stella calls to him.
Stella: Sam, quit fiddling with that thing and come in here and eat your dinner.
Sam pulls the TV to the table, where everyone can see it.
Sam: Ho ho ho, look at it roll. Now we could watch Jackie Gleason while we eat.
Lorraine: (to Marty) Our first television set, Dad just picked it up today. Do you have a television?
Marty: Well yeah, you know we have two of them.
Milton: (impressed) Wow, you must be rich.
Stella: Oh honey, he's teasing you, nobody has two television sets.
Marty: Hey, hey, I've seen this one, I've seen this one. This is a classic, this is where Ralph dresses up as the man from space.
The others look on at him, confused.
Milton: What do you mean you've seen this, it's brand new!
Marty: Yeah well, I saw it on a rerun.
The family are even more confused!
Milton: What's a rerun?
Marty: You'll find out.
Stella looks at Marty and wonders about something.
Stella: You know Marty, you look so familiar, do I know your mother?
Marty: Yeah, I think maybe you do.
Stella: Oh, then I wanna give her a call, I don't want her to worry about you.
Marty: (quickly) You can't, uh, (covering) that is, uh, nobody's home.
Marty: Uh listen, do you know where Riverside Drive is?
Sam: It's uh, the other end of town, a block past Maple.
Marty: (to himself) A block passed Maple, that's John F Kennedy Drive.
Sam: (confused) Who the hell is John F Kennedy?
Lorraine: Mother, with Marty's parents out of town, don't you think he oughta spend the night? After all, Dad almost killed him with the car.
Stella: That's true, Marty, I think you should spend the night. I think you're our responsibility.
Marty: Well gee, I don't know.
Lorraine: And he could sleep in my room.
Marty: I gotta go, uh, I gotta go. Thanks very much, it was wonderful, you were all great. See you all later, (to himself) much later.
Marty leaves. Stella turns to her husband.
Stella: He's a very strange young man.
Sam: He's an idiot, comes from upbringing, parents were probably idiots too. Lorraine, if you ever have a kid like that, I'll disown you.
Lorraine looks at where Marty was, and smiles to herself.
Cut to 1640 Riverside Drive. It's a huge mansion! At the end of the driveway is the garage, where Doc lives in 1985. Marty knocks on the door. DOC opens it. He's got something on his head - one of his inventions. There's also a plaster on his forehead as a result of the bruise he had after falling off his toilet.
Doc: Don't say a word.
Doc ushers Marty inside and connects the invention to him.
Doc: I don't wanna know your name. I don't wanna know anything about you.
Marty: Listen, Doc.
Marty: Doc, Doc, it's me, Marty.
Doc: Don't tell me anything.
Marty: Doc, you gotta help...
Doc: Quiet, quiet. I'm gonna read your thoughts. Let's see now, you've come from a great distance?
Marty: Yeah, exactly.
Doc: Don't tell me! Uh, you want me to buy a subscription to the Saturday Evening Post?
Doc: Not a word, not a word, not a word now. Quiet, uh, donations, you want me to make a donation to the coast guard youth auxiliary?
Marty: Doc, I'm from the future. I came here in a time machine that you invented. Now, I need your help to get back to the year 1985.
Doc is astounded!
Doc: My God, do you know what this means? It means that this damn thing doesn't work at all!
Doc takes his mind reading invention off and puts it away.
Marty: Doc, you gotta help me. You're the only one who knows how your time machine works.
Doc: (muttering) Time machine, I haven't invented any time machine.
Marty: OK, All right, I'll prove it to you.
Marty gets out his wallet and shows it to Doc.
Marty: Look at my driver's license, expires 1987. Look at my birthday, for crying out loud. I haven't even been born yet! And, look at this picture, my brother, my sister, and me.
Marty shows Doc a picture of him, Dave and Linda. Linda is wearing a class of '84 sweatshirt. The top of Dave's head is also missing.
Marty: Look at the sweatshirt, Doc, class of 1984!
Doc: Pretty mediocre photographic fakery, they cut off your brother's hair.
Marty: I'm telling the truth, Doc, you gotta believe me.
Doc: So tell me, Future Boy, who's President of the United States in 1985?
Marty: Ronald Reagan.
Doc: Ronald Reagan, the actor? Then who's Vice President? Jerry Lewis?
During the following Doc leaves his house and goes to his garage with some things. Marty follows him.
Doc: I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady.
Marty: Whoa, wait, Doc.
Doc: And Jack Benny is Secretary of the Treasury.
Marty: Look, you gotta listen to me.
Doc: I've had enough practical jokes for one evening. Good night, Future Boy!!
Doc closes the garage door. Marty talks desperately through it to him.
Marty: No wait, Doc, the bruise, the bruise on your head, I know how that happened, you told me the whole story. You were standing on your toilet and you were hanging a clock, and you fell, and you hit your head on the sink, and that's when you came up with the idea for the flux capacitor, which is what makes time travel possible.
Doc opens the door and stares at Marty with amazement. He was telling the truth! Cut to outside the Lyon Estate signs. Doc and Marty are looking at the DeLorean.
Marty: Something wrong with the starter, so I hid it.
Doc: After I fell off my toilet, I drew this.
Doc shows Marty a drawing of the flux capacitor.
Marty: Flux capacitor.
Marty shows Doc the real thing. Doc is amazed.
Doc: It works, ha, ha, ha, ha, it works! I finally invent something that works!
Marty: Bet your ass it works.
Doc: Well, now we gotta sneak this back into my laboratory. We've gotta get you home!
Back at the lab, it's early morning of November 6th. A clock says it is 12.20am. Marty is plugging the video camera into Doc's TV.
Marty: OK Doc, this is it.
The video starts playing. 1985 DOC starts speaking on the video.
1985 Doc: (on video) Never mind that, never mind that now...
Doc: Why that's me! Look at me, I'm an old man!
1985 Doc: (on video) Good evening, I'm Dr Emmett Brown, I'm standing here on the parking lot of Twin Pines Mall. It's Saturday morning, October 26th 1985.....
Doc: Thank God I still got my hair. What on Earth is that thing I'm wearing?
Marty: Well, that's a radiation suit.
He starts fast-forwarding the video.
Doc: Radiation suit, of course, 'cause of all of the fall out from the atomic wars. This is truly amazing, a portable television studio. No wonder your President has to be an actor, he's gotta look good on television.
Marty: Whoa, this is it, this is the part coming up, Doc.
1985 Doc: (on video) No, no, no, this sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity...
Doc: What did I just say?
Marty rewinds the tape.
1985 Doc: (on video) No, no, no, this sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity that I need.
Doc: 1.21 gigawatts? 1.21 gigawatts! Great Scott!
Marty: What the hell is a gigawatt?
Doc runs over to his portraits.
Doc: How could I have been so careless? 1.21 gigawatts! Tom (re: Thomas Edison), how am I gonna generate that kind of power? It can't be done, it can't!
Marty: Doc, look, all we need is a little plutonium!
Doc: (sarcastically) I'm sure that in 1985, plutonium is available at every corner drug store, but in 1955, it's a little hard to come by. Marty, I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you're stuck here.
Marty: Whoa, whoa Doc, stuck here, I can't be stuck here, I got a life in 1985! I got a girl!
Doc: Is she pretty?
Marty: Doc, she's beautiful. She's crazy about me.
Marty gets the flyer out of his pocket.
Marty: Look at this, look what she wrote me, Doc. That says it all. Doc, you're my only hope.
Doc: Marty, I'm sorry, but the only power source capable of generating 1.21 gigawatts of electricity is a bolt of lightning.
Marty realises something!
Marty: What did you say?
Doc: A bolt of lightning, unfortunately, you never know when or where it's ever gonna strike.
Marty shows Doc the flyer.
Marty: We do now.
Cut to Doc examining the flyer. He's walking around, thinking as he talks.
Doc: This is it. This is the answer. It says here that a bolt of lightning is gonna strike the clocktower precisely at 10.04pm next Saturday night. If we could somehow harness this bolt of lightning, channel it into the flux capacitor, it just might work. Next Saturday night, we're sending you back to the future.
Marty: OK, All right, Saturday is good, Saturday's good, I could spend a week in 1955. I could hang out, you could show me around.
Doc: Marty, that's completely out of the question, you must not leave this house. You must not see anybody or talk to anybody. Anything you do could have serious replications on future events. Do you understand?
Marty: Yeah, sure, OK.
Doc: Marty, have you interacted with anybody else today, besides me?
Marty: (mumbling a bit) Um, yeah, well I might have sort of ran into my parents.
Doc: Great Scott! (realises something) Let me see that photograph again of your brother. Just as I thought, this proves my theory, look at your brother.
Now Marty notices that Dave's head is vanishing.
Marty: His head's gone, it's like it's been erased.
Doc: Erased from existence.
Hill Valley High School. Doc and Marty walk up to the entrance and go inside. Marty is amazed.
Marty: Whoa, they really cleaned this place up, looks brand new.
Doc: Now remember, according to my theory you interfered with your parents' first meeting. They don't meet, they don't fall in love, they won't get married and they won't have kids. That's why your older brother's disappeared from that photograph. Your sister will follow and unless you repair the damages, you will be next.
Marty: This sounds pretty heavy.
Doc: Weight has nothing to do with it.
Inside the school, Doc and Marty see students walking to lessons. George is one of them. Some boys are behind him.
Doc: Which one's your pop?
Marty: That's him.
Marty points at George, and we cut to see him. The bullies have pinned a "Kick me" sign on his back, and are doing just that.
George: OK, OK you guys, oh ha, ha, ha, very funny. Hey, you guys are being real mature.
Cut back to Doc.
Doc: Maybe you were adopted.
Cut back to George.
George: OK, real mature guys. OK, Biff, will you pick up my books?
He doesn't do so because MR STRICKLAND arrives. He's still bald, even in 1955!
Cut to Marty.
Marty: That's Strickland. Jesus, didn't that guy ever have hair?
Cut back to George and Strickland.
Strickland: Shape up, man. You're a slacker. You wanna be a slacker for the rest of your life?
Cut back to Marty and Doc.
Doc: What did your mother ever see in that kid?
Marty: I don't know, Doc, I guess she felt sorry for him cause her dad hit him with the car... hit me with the car.
Doc: That's a Florence Nightingale effect. It happens in hospitals when nurses fall in love with their patients. Go to it, kid.
Marty walks over to George - Strickland has now gone.
Marty: Hey George, buddy, hey, I've been looking all over for you. You remember me, the guy who saved your life the other day?
Marty: Good, there's somebody I'd like you to meet.
Marty spots Lorraine and her friends and leads George over to them.
Marty: I'd like you to meet my good friend George McFly.
George: (shyly) Hi, it's really a pleasure to meet you.
Lorraine: (ignoring George, to Marty) How's your head?
Marty: Well uh, good, fine.
Lorraine: Oh, I've been so worried about you ever since you ran off the other night. Are you OK?
The bell rings and George goes to class.
Lorraine: I'm sorry I have to go. (to her friends as they leave) Isn't he a dream boat?
Marty walks back to Doc. They are now alone in the hallway.
Marty: Doc, she didn't even look at him.
Doc: This is more serious than I thought. Apparently your mother is amorously infatuated with you instead of your father.
Marty: Whoa, wait a minute, Doc, are you telling me that my mother has got the hots for me?
Marty: Whoa, this is heavy.
Doc: There's that word again, heavy. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?
Doc: The only way we're gonna get those two to successfully meet is if they're alone together. So you've got to get your father and mother to interact at some sort of social.....
Marty: What, well you mean like a date?
Marty: What kind of date? I don't know, what do kids do in the fifties?
Doc: Well, they're your parents, you must know them. What are their common interests. What do they like to do together?
Doc walks over to some lockers. A poster for the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance is next to them.
Doc: Look, there's a rhythmic ceremonial ritual coming up.
Marty: Of course, the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance! They're supposed to go to this, that's where they kiss for the first time.
Doc: All right kid, you stick to your father like glue and make sure that he takes her to the dance.
Cut to the cafeteria. George is sitting alone, writing in a pad, when Marty comes and sits next to him.
Marty: George, buddy. remember that girl I introduced you to, Lorraine? (notices the writing) What are you writing?
George: Uh, stories, science fiction stories, about visitors coming down to Earth from another planet.
Marty: Get out of town, I didn't know you did anything creative! Ah, let me read some.
George: Oh, no, no, no. I never, uh, I never let anybody read my stories.
Marty: Why not?
George: Well, what if they didn't like them, what if they told me I was no good? I guess that would be pretty hard for somebody to understand.
This reminds Marty of his auditions a few days ago (or 30 years in the future?)
Marty: Uh no, not hard at all. So anyway, George, now Lorraine, she really likes you. She told me to tell you that she wants you to ask her to the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance.
Marty: Oh yeah, all you gotta do is go over there and ask her.
George: (mortified) What, right here right now in the cafeteria? What if she said no? I don't know if I could take that kind of rejection. Besides, I think she'd rather go with somebody else.
Marty looks over to Lorraine. Biff and his gang are by her table pestering her.
Biff: C'mon, c'mon.
Lorraine: Leave me alone.
Biff: You want it, you know you want it, and you know you want me to give it to you.
Lorraine: Shut your filthy mouth, I'm not that kind of girl!
Biff: Well maybe you are and you just don't know it yet.
Lorraine: Get your meat hooks off of me.
Biff doesn't. Marty goes towards Biff and pushes him.
Marty: You heard her, she said get your meat hooks off (realises how much taller Biff is than him) uh please.
Biff: So what's it to you, butthead? You know you've been looking for a...
Marty and Biff are about to start fighting when Biff notices Strickland standing there, watching.
Biff: ...since you're new here, I'm gonna cut you a break. Today. So why don't you make like a tree, and get out of here.
He lets go of Marty. Marty looks towards George, but he's gone. Cut to a street. George is going home. Marty follows him.
George: Why do you keep following me around?
Marty: Look, George, I'm telling you George, if you do not ask Lorraine to that dance, I'm gonna regret it for the rest of my life.
George: But I can't go to the dance. I'll miss my favourite television program, Science Fiction Theater.
Marty: Yeah but George, Lorraine wants to go with you. Give her a break.
George: Look, I'm just not ready to ask Lorraine out to the dance, and not you, nor anybody else on this planet is gonna make me change my mind!
George goes into his house. Marty gets an idea.
Marty: Science Fiction Theater...
It's early in the morning. Marty has snuck into George's bedroom. He's wearing his radiation suit. Marty gets a personal tape player out of his bag and puts the headphones over George's ears. George stays asleep. Marty gets out a cassette marked "Edward Van Halen" and puts it in the player. He presses play and a piece of loud music plays. Only George can hear it, however it wakes him up, He sees Marty and gasps.
George: Who are you?
Marty plays a bit more of the music again.
Marty: Silence Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I'm an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan.
Marty does the Vulcan sign from Star Trek. Cut to that afternoon. George is at the Texaco station. Marty comes over and talks to him.
George: Marty! Marty! Marty!
Marty: Hey, George, buddy, you weren't at school, what have you been doing all day?
George: I overslept, look I need your help. I have to ask Lorraine out but I don't know how to do it.
Marty: All right, OK, listen, keep your pants on, she's over in the café. God, how do you do this? What made you change your mind, George?
George: Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and he told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out, that he'd melt my brain.
Marty: Yeah, well, uh, let's keep this brain melting stuff to ourselves, OK?
George: Oh, yeah, yeah.
Marty: All right, OK.
Marty tries to unscrew the lid of his Pepsi bottle. He can't. George takes it, puts it in a bottle opener and opens it. The two then walk to Lou's Cafe.
Marty: All right, there she is, George. Just go in there and invite her.
George: OK, but I don't know what to say.
Marty: Just say anything, George, say whatever's natural, the first thing that comes to your mind.
George: Nothing's coming to my mind.
Marty: (muttering) Jesus, George, it's a wonder I was ever born.
George: What, what?
Marty: Nothing, nothing, nothing. Look, tell her destiny has brought you together, tell her that she's the most beautiful girl you have ever seen. Girls like that stuff.
Marty notices George has a little pad and he's writing in it.
Marty: What, what are you doing George?
George: I'm writing this down, this is good stuff.
Marty: Yeah, OK.
Marty: Let's go.
Marty: Will you take care of that?
Music: Roll With Me Henry by Etta James
George walks into the Cafe. He hesitates, but Marty enters behind him and gives him a little push to get him going. Teenagers are everywhere, and the above song is playing on the jukebox. George goes over to the counter.
George: Lou, gimme a milk, chocolate.
Lou gives him one. George takes a large sup and walks over to Lorraine, who is in the corner seat with her friends.
George: Lorraine, my density has popped me to you.
George: Oh, what I meant to say was...
Lorraine: Hey, don't I know you from somewhere?
George: Yes, yes, I'm George, George McFly, and I'm your density. I mean, your destiny.
Lorraine smiles - is something about to happen between them? Lorraine giggles for a second, but then the music stops - Biff and his gang have just walked in. Biff spots George.
Biff: Hey, McFly! I thought I told you never to come in here. Well it's gonna cost you. How much money have you got on you?
George: Well, Biff...
Biff starts walking towards George and Lorraine, but Marty, who is sitting on one of the stools, next to the counter, trips Biff up. Biff gets up and turns to Marty.
Biff: All right, punk, now-
Marty: Whoa, whoa, Biff, what's that?
Marty points with his finger. Biff turns around, and Marty punches Biff. He then pushes past Biff's gang as he runs out of the Cafe as the music starts up again.
Lorraine: That's Calvin Klein, oh my God, he's a dream.
Outside the Cafe, Marty spots two boys on home made scooters. They can be described as skateboards with crates on them acting as handlebars.
Marty: Whoa, whoa, kid, kid, stop, stop, stop, stop.
Marty lifts one of the boys off his skateboard
Boy on Skateboard: Hey!
Marty: Look, I'll get it back to you, all right?
Boy on Skateboard: You broke it!
Marty has broken the "handlebars" off, leaving him with a "skateboard". Biff and his gang run out of the Cafe. Marty starts to use his skateboard. People watching are amazed.
Boy on Skateboard: Wow, look at him go!
Cut to Biff.
Biff: Let's get him!
Biff and his gang head to their car. Biff and 3-D sit in the front, Match and Skinhead in the back. Marty meanwhile has grabbed the back of a passing truck. Cut to the Cafe. Lorraine, George and the others are watching the whole thing.
Girl in Cafe: What's that thing he's on?
Boy in Cafe: It's a board with wheels!
Lorraine: He's an absolute dream.
Cut back to Biff.
3-D: Come on, come on, come on, come on!
The car drives off, flattening part of the hedge as it catches up with Marty. It is now almost touching Marty. Marty looks ahead. A car door is opening! Letting go of the truck, he swerves to avoid it.
Marty jumps over a hedge with the skateboard.
Marty bumps into a man and woman exiting the Courthouse, they all fall over. Marty gets up as Biff's car follows him. Marty grabs the front of the car and is being pushed by it. Match and Skinhead are throwing stuff at him.
Biff: I'm gonna ram him.
They're heading towards a manure truck, but only Marty sees this. He gets off the skateboard. The car drives over it, but Marty runs through the car and lands safely back on the skateboard. Biff and his gang are looking at him, they turn around and see the truck.
Biff, Match, 3-D, & Skinhead: Shit!
They're right - it's a manure truck! Biff swerves but still hits it, and both car and passengers are covered with manure. Several people from the Cafe run over, including Goldie Wilson.
Marty takes the skateboard back to the kid.
Marty: Thanks a lot, kid.
Cut to Biff.
Biff: I'm gonna get that son of a bitch!
Cut to Lorraine and her friends. During the following, George quietly leaves.
Lorraine's Friend 1: Where does he come from?
Lorraine's Friend 2: Yeah, where does he live?
Lorraine: I don't know, but I'm gonna find out.
Cu to Doc's lab. Doc is watching the video from 1985.
1985 Doc: (on video) My God, they found me. I don't know how but they found me. Run for it, Marty!
He rewinds the tape.
1985 Doc: (on video) My God, they found me. I don't know how but they found me. Run for it, Marty!
Doc: Oh, hi, Marty. I didn't hear you come in. Fascinating device, this video unit.
This reminds Marty of that night.
Marty: Listen, Doc, you know there's something I haven't told you about the night we made that tape.
Doc: Please, Marty, don't tell me, no man should know too much about their own destiny.
Marty: You don't understand.
Doc: I do understand. If I know too much about my own future I could endanger my own existence, just as you endangered yours.
Marty: (reluctantly) You're, you're right.
Doc: Let me show you my plan for sending you home.
Doc and Marty walk over to a beautiful model of Courthouse Square. It's not painted, but Doc has obviously worked hard at it.
Doc: Please excuse the crudity of this model, I didn't have time to build it to scale or to paint it.
Marty: It's good.
During the following Doc demonstrates on the model.
Doc: Oh, thank you, thank you. OK now, we run some industrial strength electrical cable from the top of the clocktower down to spreading it over the street between two lamp posts. Meanwhile, we outfitted the vehicle with this big pole and hook which runs directly into the flux-capacitor. At the calculated moment, you start off from down the street driving toward the cable accelerating to 88 miles per hour. According to the flyer, at 10.04pm lightning will strike the clocktower sending 1.21 gigawatts into the flux-capacitor, sending you back to 1985. All right now, watch this.
Doc gives Marty a model car.
Doc: You wind up the car and release it, I'll simulate the lightning.
Marty winds up the car. Doc uses a generator for the lightning. Both are ready and waiting.
Doc: Ready, set, release!
Marty lets go of the car. It drives down the "street". Just before it hits the wires over the street, Doc simulates the lightning. The current goes through the cables and hits the car. The car catches fire, drives past the "Courthouse" and falls off onto the floor. It hits a trash can and causes it to burn.
Doc puts out the fire with an extinguisher.
Marty: You install me with a lot of confidence, Doc.
Doc: Don't worry, I'll take care of the lightning, you take care of your pop. By the way, what happened today, did he ask her out?
Marty: Uh, I think so.
Doc: What did she say?
There's a knock at the door. Doc sees who it is - it's Lorraine! He turns to Marty.
Doc: It's your mom, she's tracked you down! Quick, let's cover the time machine!
They do so, then Doc lets Lorraine in.
Lorraine: Hi Cal... Marty.
Marty: Mom...(covering) Lorraine! Uh, how did you know I was here?
Lorraine: (a bit sheepishly) I followed you.
Marty: Oh, uh, this is my Doc, (covering) uncle, Doc Brown.
Lorraine: Marty, this may seem a little forward, but I was wondering if you would ask me to the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance on Saturday.
Marty: Uh, you mean nobody's asked you?
Lorraine: No, not yet.
Marty: What about George?
Lorraine: George McFly? Oh, he's kinda cute and all, but, well, I think a man should be strong, so he could stand up for himself, and protect the woman he loves. Don't you?
Cut to George's back yard, next day. George and Marty are talking. George is putting out his laundry.
George: I still don't understand, how am I supposed to go to the dance with her, if she's already going to the dance with you?
Marty: 'Cause, George, she wants to go to the dance with you, she just doesn't know it yet. That's why we got to show her that you, George McFly, are a fighter. You're somebody who's gonna stand up for yourself, someone who's gonna protect her.
George: Yeah, but I never picked a fight in my entire life.
Marty: Your not gonna be picking a fight, Dad, (covering) Dad, Dad, Daddy-o. You're coming to a rescue, right? OK, let's go over the plan again. 8.55, where are you gonna be?
George: I'm gonna be at the dance.
Marty: Right, and where am I gonna be?
George: You're gonna be in the car with her.
Marty: Right, OK, so right around 9 o'clock she's gonna get very angry with me.
George: Why is she gonna get angry with you?
Marty: Well, because George, nice girls get angry when guys take advantage of them.
George: (horrified) Ho, you mean you're gonna touch her on her-
Marty: No, no, George, look, it's just an act, right? OK, so 9 o'clock you're strolling through the parking lot, you see us struggling in the car, you walk up, you open the door and you say...
Marty: ...your line, George!
George: Oh, uh, hey you, get your damn hands off her. Do you really think I ought to swear?
Marty: Yes, definitely, God-dammit George, swear. OK, so now, you come up, you punch me in the stomach, I'm out for the count, right? And you and Lorraine live happily ever after.
George: Oh, you make it sound so easy. I just, I wish I wasn't so scared.
Marty: George, there's nothing to be scared of. All it takes is a little self confidence. You know, if you put your mind to it, you could accomplish anything.
Courthouse Square. It's early evening. Doc is connecting the cables for the experiment. He has the radio on.
Radio Announcer: (v.o) This Saturday night, mostly clear, with some scattered clouds. Lows in the upper forties.
Doc: Are you sure about this storm?
Marty: Since when could the weatherman predict the weather, let alone the future.
Doc: You know Marty, I'm gonna be very sad to see you go. You've really made a difference in my life, you've given me something to shoot for. Just knowing, that I'm gonna be around to see 1985, that I'm gonna succeed in this. That I'm gonna have a chance to travel through time. It's going to be really hard waiting 30 years before I could talk to you about everything that's happened in the past few days. I'm really gonna miss you, Marty.
The sentence "That I'm gonna have a chance to travel through time," makes Marty remember - Doc won't be able to do this because he will be shot.
Marty: I'm really gonna miss you. Doc, about the future...
Doc: No! Marty, we've already agreed that having information about the future could be extremely dangerous. Even if your intentions are good, they could backfire drastically. Whatever you've got to tell me I'll find out through the natural course of time.
At Lou's Cafe, Marty writes a note.
Marty: (reading) Dear Dr Brown, on the night that I go back in time, you will be shot by terrorists. Please take whatever precautions are necessary to prevent this terrible disaster. Your friend, Marty.
Marty signs it and puts it in an envelope. He writes on the front "Do not open until 1985". Cut to Doc on his ladder, fixing the cables. A cop comes up to the DeLorean (covered up).
Cop: Evening, Dr Brown, what's with the wire?
Doc: Oh, just a little weather experiment.
Cop: What you got under here?
Doc: Oh no, don't touch that. That's some new specialised weather sensing equipment.
Cop: You got a permit for that?
Doc: Of course I do.
He comes down. During the following Marty slips the note into Doc's pocket.
Doc: Just a second, let's see if I could find it.
Doc gets out his wallet. We cut to Hill Valley High School. We see students and couples walking to the dance. Marty pulls up in Doc's Packard with Lorraine. He stops the car.
Marty: Do you mind if we park for a while?
Lorraine: That's a great idea. I'd love to park.
This isn't what Marty expected to hear!
Lorraine: Well, Marty, I'm almost 18 years old, it's not like I've never parked before.
Lorraine: Marty, you seem so nervous, is something wrong?
Marty: No, no.
Lorraine takes a sip of alcohol from a bottle she's bought.
Marty: Lorraine, Lorraine, what are you doing?
Lorraine giggles a bit.
Lorraine: I swiped it from the old lady's liquor cabinet.
Marty: Yeah well, you shouldn't drink.
Lorraine: Why not?
Marty: Because, you might regret it later in life.
Lorraine: Marty, don't be such a square. Everybody who's anybody drinks.
Marty takes a sip, but spits it back out when he see Lorraine lighting up a cigarette!
Marty: Jesus, you smoke too?
Lorraine takes off her jacket to reveal her dress.
Lorraine: Marty, you're beginning to sound just like my mother!
Music: Night Train by Marvin Berry & The Starlighters
Cut to the gym. MARVIN BERRY and the STARLIGHTERS are playing the music at the dance. They finish their piece.
Marvin: We're gonna take a little break but we'll be back in a while so, don't nobody go nowhere.
Cut to George. He looks at his watch. It's almost 9 o'clock! He looks at another clock. A few minutes past 9! He hurries off to the car park. Cut back to Marty and Lorraine in the car.
Music: Pledging My Love by Johnny Ace
(the above song is playing faintly on the radio)
Lorraine: Marty, why are you so nervous?
Marty: Lorraine, have you ever, uh, been in a situation where you know you had to act a certain way but when you got there, you didn't know if you could go through with it?
Lorraine: Oh, you mean how you're supposed to act on a first date?
Marty: Ah well, sort of.
Lorraine: I think I know exactly what you mean.
Marty: You do?
Lorraine: You know what I do in those situations?
Lorraine: I don't worry.
Lorraine kisses Marty. Then she stops and turns to him.
Lorraine: This is all wrong. I don't know what it is but when I kiss you, it's like kissing (pause) my brother. I guess that doesn't make any sense, does it?
Marty: (with relief) No, it makes perfect sense.
Footsteps are heard.
Lorraine: Someone's coming.
The car door opens. Marty, thinking it's George, turns around and sees it's Biff with his gang! Biff pulls Marty out of the car.
Biff: You cost 300 bucks damage to my car, you son of a bitch. And I'm gonna take it out of your ass. (to his gang) Hold him.
Lorraine: Let him go, Biff, you're drunk.
Biff: Well lookie what we have here!
Lorraine covers up her dress a bit by backing into the car. Biff follows her.
Biff: No, no, no, you're staying right here with me.
Lorraine: Stop it!
Lorraine: Stop it!
Marty: Leave her alone, you bastard!
Biff: You guys, take him in back and I'll be right there.
The gang continues to watch Biff.
Biff: Well c'mon, this ain't no peep show!
Biff closes the door and his gang takes Marty off. They spot a car.
Skinhead: Let's put him in there.
Skinhead: That's for messing up my hair.
They put Marty in the trunk and lock the door. One of the Starlighters, REGINALD, opens the car door and faces the gang.
Reginald: The hell you doing to my car?
3-D: Hey beat it, spook, this don't concern you.
The other Starlighters, including Marvin, get out of the car.
Marvin: Who are you calling spook, pecker-wood?
Skinhead: Hey, hey listen guys. Look, I don't wanna mess with no reefer addicts, OK?
Three of the Starlighters chase Biff's gang off. Marvin and Reginald turn to the car. Marty taps the trunk of the car from inside.
Marty: C'mon, open up, let me out of here!
Marvin: Reginald, where're your keys?
Marty: The keys are in the trunk.
Marvin: (disbelief) Say that again?
Marty: I said the keys are in here!
The other 3 Starlighters are seen coming back to the car. Cut to Doc's car. George walks over to it and opens the door.
George: Hey you, get your damn hands off her! (realises who's in there) Oh!
Biff: I think you got the wrong car, McFly.
Lorraine: George, help me, please!
Biff: Just turn around, McFly, and walk away.
George stays where he is.
Biff: Are you deaf, McFly? Close the door and beat it.
George: No, Biff, you leave her alone.
Biff: All right, McFly, you're asking for it, and now you're gonna get it.
Biff gets out of the car. George tries to punch him, but Biff grabs his arm and twists it, causing George to let out cries of pain.
Lorraine: Biff, stop it. Biff, you're breaking his arm. Biff, stop!
Cut to the Starlighters at their car.
Marvin: Give me a hand, Reginald.
They manage to get the door open. But Marvin hurts himself.
Marvin: Ow, dammit, man, I sliced my hand!
Marty: (re: keys) Whose are these?
Marty gives them to him.
Marty: Thanks, thanks a lot.
Cut back to George, Lorraine and Biff at the car.
Lorraine: Stop it, stop it Biff! You're gonna break his arm! Stop it!.
Lorraine jumps on Biff.
Lorraine: Biff, leave him alone! Let him go! Let him go!
Biff pushes her off and laughs. George clenches his other hand into a fist as Biff continues to laugh. Then, when Biff is unaware, George hits him in the face. Biff falls down to the floor. George looks at his fist with a "I can't believe it! I did it!" expression and then turns to Lorraine.
George: Are you OK?
He helps Lorraine up and they walk hand in hand to the gym. A crowd, including Marty, has developed.
Girl in Crowd: Who is that guy?
Boy in Crowd: That's George McFly.
Girl in Crowd: (disbelief) That's George McFly?
Marty looks at the photo. Linda is still disappearing, everything isn't fixed yet!
Marty: Excuse me.
Cut to Doc at the Courthouse. He's fixing up his equipment when he hears thunder in the distance.
Doc: The storm!
Cut back to Marty. He's with the Starlighters. Marvin's hand is bandaged and they're making sure he's OK.
Marty: Hey guys, you gotta get back in there and finish the dance!
Reginald: Hey man, look at Marvin's hand. He can't play with his hands like that, and we can't play without him.
Marty: Yeah well look, Marvin, Marvin, you gotta play. See that's where they kiss for the first time on the dance floor. And if there's no music, they can't dance, and if they can't dance, they can't kiss, and if they can't kiss, they can't fall in love and I'm history.
Marvin: Hey man, the dance is over. Unless you know someone else who could play the guitar.
Cut to inside the gym. Marty is on stage playing Marvin's guitar. Marvin looks at him, is impressed with his guitar playing, and then heads for the microphone.
Marvin: This is for all you lovers out there.
Music: Earth Angel by Marvin Berry & The Starlighters
Marvin: (singing) Earth Angel, Earth Angel, will you be mine?
My darling, dear, love you all the time.
The song continues as Marty looks at the photo. Linda is now gone. Cut to George and Lorraine dancing.
Lorraine: George, aren't you gonna kiss me?
George: I, I don't know.
A bully, DIXON, approaches. He's one of the guys who was kicking George earlier.
Dixon: Scram, McFly. I'm cutting in.
He pushes George aside and starts to dance with Lorraine. George walks away. Cut to Marty. His playing isn't too good.
Reginald: Hey boy, are you all right?
Marty: I can't play.
Cut to Lorraine.
Lorraine: George! George!
Cut to Marty. He's starting to be erased! Looking at the photo, Marty sees himself starting to vanish. Marty then looks at his hand and sees it is starting to vanish.
Marty: (weakly) George.
George pushes Dixon aside.
George: Excuse me.
George pushes Dixon away from Lorraine and they look at each other. Then George and Lorraine kiss. Suddenly Marty stands upright again. He's saved! He looks at the photo. First himself, then Linda, and finally Dave reappear. The future is saved! Meanwhile Marvin finishes the song.
Marvin: (singing) The vision of your happiness, whoa, whoa, whoa!
Earth Angel, Earth Angel, will you be mine?
My darling dear, love you for all time.
I'm just a fool, a fool in love, with you.
The dancers cheer.
Marvin: Yeah man, that was good. Let's do another one!
Marty: Uh, well, I gotta go.
Marvin: C'mon man, let's do something that really cooks.
Marty: Something that really cooks.
Marty thinks - then comes up with the perfect piece!
Marty: (to dancers) All right, All right this is an oldie, but uh, it's an oldie where I come from. (to Starlighters) All right guys, it's a blues riff in B, watch me for the changes, and uh, try and keep up, OK?
Music: Johnny B Goode by Marty McFly with the Starlighters
Marty starts to play the famous intro from this song. The dancers and the band seem to like it, so Marty starts to sing.
Marty: (singing) We're down in Louisiana, down in New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood an old cabin made of earth and wood
There lived a country boy name of Johnny B Goode.
He never ever learned to read or write so well,
He could play a guitar just like he's ringing' a bell.
Go, go, go Johnny go, go; go Johnny go, go, go;
go Johnny go, go; Go Johnny go, go, go; Johnny B Goode..
Cut to George and Lorraine dancing. A couple dance past them.
Boy Dancer: Hey George, heard you laid out Biff, nice going!
Girl Dancer: George, you ever think of running for class president?
Marvin heads to the edge of the stage, where there is a telephone. He dials a number.
Marvin: Chuck, Chuck, its' Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Berry! You know that new sound you're looking for? Well, listen to this!
Marvin holds the phone to the music so Chuck can hear it (Note: this is a little joke - Chuck Berry originally composed the song.). Marty then plays a solo. He goes a bit overboard, and by the time he's finished playing some rock music, the dance is silent, looking at him. Strickland is covering his ears.
Marty: I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it.
Marty exits, but sees Lorraine before he gets to the door.
Lorraine: Marty, that was very interesting music.
Marty: Uh, yeah.
Lorraine: I hope you don't mind but George asked if he could take me home.
In the background is George. He comes up to them.
Marty: Great! Good, good, Lorraine. I had a feeling about you two.
Lorraine: I have a feeling too.
Marty: Listen, I gotta go but I wanted to tell you that it's been...educational.
Lorraine: Marty, will we ever see you again?
Marty: I guarantee it.
George: Well, Marty, I want to thank you for all your good advise, I'll never forget it.
Marty: Right, George. Well, good luck you guys.
Marty heads for the door, and then turns back to the couple.
Marty: Oh, one other thing, if you guys ever have kids and one of them when he's eight years old, accidentally sets fire to the living room rug, go easy on him.
George: (a bit uncertain - what an odd thing to say!) OK.
Marty leaves. Lorraine turns to George.
Lorraine: Marty, such a nice name.
At the clocktower, Doc checks his watches (He's wearing 2 for some reason).
Doc: Damn, where is that kid? Damn. Damn, damn.
Marty pulls up, in his 1985 clothes.
Doc: You're late, do you have no concept of time?
Marty: Hey c'mon, I had to change, you think I'm going back in that, that zoot suit? The old man really came through, it worked!
Marty: He laid out Biff in one punch! I never knew he had it in him! He never stood up to Biff in his life!
Doc looks at the photograph. Marty, Linda and Dave are all restored.
Marty: No, why, what's the matter?
Doc slips the photo back in Marty's pocket, shaking his head.
Doc: All right, let's set your destination time. This is the exact time you left. I'm gonna send you back at exactly the same time. It'll be like you never left. Now, I painted a white line on the street way over there, that's where you start from. I've calculated the distance and wind resistance retroactive from the moment the lightning strikes, at exactly (checks watch) 7 minutes and 22 seconds. When this alarm goes off you hit the gas.
Doc: Well, I guess that's everything.
Doc: Thank you.
Marty hugs Doc.
Doc: In about 30 years.
Marty: I hope so.
Doc: Don't worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88 miles per hour, the instance the lightning strikes the tower, everything will be fine.
Doc then finds the note in his pocket.
Doc: What's the meaning of this?
Marty: You'll find out in 30 years.
Doc: It's about the future, isn't it?
Marty: Wait a minute!
Doc: It's information about the future, isn't it!
Doc tears the note up.
Doc: I warned you about this kid. The consequences could be disastrous!
Marty: Now that's a risk you'll have to take! Your life depends on it!
Doc: No, I refuse to accept the responsibility!
Marty: In that case, I'll tell you straight out.
The lightning strikes a tree branch, causing it to fall over and disconnect the cable. Doc looks at it, putting the letter in his coat pocket as he does so (you have to look very carefully to see him do it).
Doc: Great Scott! You get the cable, I'll throw the rope down to you.
Marty: Right, I got it.
Doc picks up the rope and Marty picks up the cable. Doc runs up the Courthouse stairs to get to the clock. The clock turns to 9.58. Doc opens the door next to the clock and steps out. He sees the gargoyle next to it.
Doc: Ahh, hoo ooh, ah!
Doc throws the rope down and Marty attaches it to the cable.
Doc: C'mon, c'mon let's go.
Marty: All right, take it up, go.
Doc pulls it up. Marty shouts to him.
But Doc can't hear due to the lightning.
Marty: I have to tell you about the future!
Marty: I have to tell you about the future!
Marty: On the night I go back in time, you get...
The clock strikes 10 - for what will be for the last time!
Doc: Go, go! (gestures with hands)
Marty: No, Doc!
Doc: Look at the time, you've got less than 4 minutes! Please hurry!
Marty gets into the car and drives off. Doc sees the DeLorean leave.
The clock turns to 10.01. Doc then climbs over the ledge, and looks down. As more lightning happens, Doc slips. Meanwhile Marty reaches the white line on the street outside the Bluebird Motel, parks the car and connects the hook into the flux capacitor.
Marty: Dammit, Doc, why did you have to tear up that letter? If only I had more time... wait a minute, I got all the time I want! I got a time machine! I'll just go back early and warn him. 10 minutes ought to do it.
Marty changes the destination time from 1.35am to 1.24am.
Marty: Time circuits on, flux capacitor (pausing, trying to think of a word) fluxing, engine running, All right!
The engine stops.
Marty: No, no, no, no, no, c'mon, c'mon!
At the clocktower, Doc almost connects the cable, when he slips. He breaks a bit off the ledge as well. The cable slips down and catches on his trousers.
Doc: Whoa! Oh!
The clock turns to 10.02. Doc manages to get the cable back in his hands, then tries to connect them. But he can't. The fallen branch is stopping him from doing so!
Cut back to Marty.
Marty: C'mon, c'mon, here we go, this time. Please, please, c'mon!
Marty bumps the horn with his head. The car starts working! He drives off towards the Courthouse. Cut to Doc. He pulls the cable hard - and it unconnected from the cable attached to the lamppost. Cut to Marty, with a close up of the time display panel. The clock turns to 10.03. Marty hits 75mph. Doc looks up and sees the DeLorean headlights gradually appearing. He attaches the rope to the clockface, taking care not to disturb the hands. Marty wipes some sweat off his face. Doc finishes connecting everything and then slides down the rope.
Cut to Marty in the DeLorean. The DeLorean hits 88mph and lets off blue flashes - it's about ready to travel through time.
Cut to Doc. Doc gets the cable out of the branch. The clock turns to 10.04. Lightning strikes it, and the lightning causes electricity to go down the cables, which Doc reconnects just in time, getting himself a slight electric shock as he does so.
The lightning enters the flux capacitor. Marty gets sent back to 1985. Doc dances with delight because the experiment was successful.
And then he turns to the Courthouse.
We see the courthouse. The clock is still at 10.04. A helicopter flies overhead - we're back in 1985. On the park bench is RED, a homeless bum.
Music: Heaven Is One Step Away by Eric Clapton
The above song is playing on Red's radio. Suddenly we hear three sonic booms as Marty re-enters 1985. Red looks up and sees the DeLorean.
Red: Crazy drunk drivers.
Marty opens the doors and gets out.
Marty: Wow, ah Red, you look great. Everything looks great.
Marty looks at the Bank of America clock.
Marty: 1:24, I still got time.
Marty gets back in the car and tries to start it. It doesn't start.
Marty: Oh my God. No, no not again, c'mon, c'mon. Hey.
The Libyans' van drives past.
It then turns and passes the Texaco station before leaving the Square. Marty chases after them.
He runs into the mall (now called Lone Pine Mall because Marty knocked down one of the pines in 1955!) at 1.33. He's too late. Doc has been shot and falls forward. Marty watches his past self.
Past Marty: No! Bastards!
The Libyans spot Past Marty and aim for him. Past Marty turns away, thinking it's the end. However the Libyan's gun is jammed, giving Past Marty enough time to get into the DeLorean - with the camera - and close the door. He drives off.
Marty watches his past self drive off in the DeLorean. He watches the DeLorean leave 1985 and the Libyans crash into a photo booth. Once it is safe, he rolls down the embankment towards Doc, who's lying there.
Marty: Doc, Doc! Oh, no!
Marty: You're alive?
Doc undoes his radiation suit - he's got a bullet proof vest on.
Marty: Bullet proof vest, how did you know? I never got a chance to tell you.
Doc gets out the note Marty wrote in 1955. It's been fixed back together.
Marty: About all that talk about screwing up future events, the space time continuum?
Doc: Well, I figured, what the hell.
Doc is driving Marty home. He pulls up at Marty's house and Marty gets out, carrying his skateboard.
Marty: About how far ahead are you going?
Doc: About 30 years, it's a nice round number.
Marty: Look me up when you get there, guess I'll be about 47.
Doc: I will.
Marty: Take care.
Doc: You too.
Marty: All right, good-bye Einie. Oh, watch that re-entry, it's a little bumpy.
Doc: You bet.
Doc reverses and travels down the street. The three sonic booms are heard - Doc's gone into the future. Marty then climbs over his gate and gets back into his house.
Music: Back In Time by Huey Lewis & The News
Marty is in bed, in the same pose he was in when Doc phoned earlier that morning. The radio alarm goes off, playing the above song, and Marty yawns.
Marty: What a nightmare.
Marty walks to the kitchen and passes the living room. He walks past it, then stops and looks again. All the furniture is different! It's new and much better looking. Marty walks into the kitchen, where his siblings are having breakfast. DAVE is now in a suit, and LINDA looks much more attractive than she did at the start of the film.
Linda: Oh, if Paul calls me tell him I'm working at the boutique late tonight.
Dave: Linda, first of all, I'm not your answering service. Second of all, somebody named Greg or Craig called you just a little while ago.
Linda: Now which one was it, Greg or Craig?
Dave: I don't know, I can't keep up with all of your boyfriends.
Marty: (surprised) What the hell is this?
Linda: (half-sarcastically) Breakfast.
Dave: What, did you sleep in your clothes again last night?
Marty: (defensively) Yeah, yeah, what are you wearing, Dave?
Dave: Marty, I always wear a suit to the office. You All right?
GEORGE and LORRAINE enter. They've been playing squash. Both are much better looking than before - George has grey hair in a stylish hairstyle and Lorraine is much thinner.
Lorraine: I think we need a rematch.
George: Oh, oh a rematch, why, were you cheating?
Lorraine: Good morning.
Marty: Mom, Dad!
Marty faints, than a few seconds later gets up.
Lorraine: Marty, are you All right?
Dave: Did you hurt your head?
Marty: You guys look great. Mom, you look so thin!
Lorraine: Why thank you, Marty.
George playfully pinches her on her bottom.
Lorraine: (playfully) George. (To Marty) Good morning, sleepyhead. (She kisses him, then cheerfully to Dave and Linda) Good morning, Dave, Linda
Dave: Good morning, Mom.
Linda: Good morning, Mom. Oh, Marty, I almost forgot, Jennifer Parker called.
Lorraine: Oh, I sure like her, Marty, she is such a sweet girl. Isn't tonight the night of the big date?
Marty: (still a bit dazed) What, what, ma?
Lorraine: Well, aren't you going up to the lake tonight, you've been planning it for two weeks.
Marty: Well, ma, we talked about this, we're not gonna go to the lake, the car's wrecked.
Dave: Wrecked? When did this happen and-
George: Quiet down, I'm sure the car is fine.
Dave: Why am I always the last one to know about these things?
George opens the door. BIFF is there. He's wearing a tracksuit and is waxing the McFly's car. A truck saying Biff's Auto Dealing is in the background.
George: See, there's Biff out there waxing it right now. (To Biff) Now, Biff, I wanna make sure that we get two coats of wax this time, not just one.
Biff: Just finishing up the second coat now.
George: Now Biff, don't con me.
Biff: I'm, I'm sorry, Mr McFly, I mean, I was just starting on the second coat.
George closes the door.
George: That Biff, what a character. Always trying to get away with something. Been on top of Biff ever since high school. Although, if it wasn't for him-
Lorraine sits down, and George sits on her lap.
Lorraine: We never would have fallen in love.
George: That's right.
Biff enters with a box.
Biff: Mr McFly, Mr McFly, this just arrived! (to Marty) Oh hi Marty! (to George) I think it's your new book!
The box is opened. It is a book - A Match Made In Space by George McFly. On the cover are two teens, who look a bit like young George and Lorraine, and a spaceman who looks like Marty with his radiation suit on.
Lorraine: Oh honey, your first novel.
George: Like I always told you, if you put your mind to it you could accomplish anything.
Biff: Oh, oh Marty, here's your keys.
Biff gives Marty some keys.
Biff: You're all waxed up, ready for tonight.
Marty opens the garage. Inside is the Toyota truck he admired at the start of the film. Marty walks up to it and looks inside. He slaps the door of the truck. JENNIFER walks up to the garage.
Jennifer: How about a ride, Mister?
Marty: Jennifer, oh are you a sight for sore eyes. Let me look at you.
Jennifer: Marty, you're acting like you haven't seen me in a week.
Marty: I haven't.
Jennifer: You OK, is everything all right?
Marty looks at the window. George & Lorraine are there, smiling as they watch Marty. They turn and walk off when they realise he can see them.
Marty: Aw yeah, everything is great.
Marty & Jennifer are about to kiss when three sonic booms are heard. They look up to see the DeLorean on the drive way. It's knocked over a few trash cans. DOC gets out, wearing futuristic clothing.
Doc: Marty, you gotta come back with me!
Doc: Back to the future.
Doc goes through the trash can, picking out some rubbish.
Marty: Wait a minute, what are you doing, Doc?
Doc: I need fuel. Go ahead, quick, get in the car.
Marty: No, no, no, Doc, I just got here, OK, Jennifer's here, we're gonna take the new truck for a spin.
Doc: Well, bring her along. This concerns her too.
Marty: Wait a minute, Doc. What are you talking about? What happens to us in the future? What do we become assholes or something?
Doc: No, no, no, no, no, Marty, both you and Jennifer turn out fine. It's your kids, Marty, something has got to be done about your kids.
Cut to the DeLorean reversing down the street. We see it has a futuristic licence plate. Cut to inside, where Marty & Jennifer are together on the passenger seat.
Marty: Hey, Doc, we better back up, we don't have enough roads to get up to 88.
Doc: Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.
Doc pulls down his "glasses". Cut to the street, we see the DeLorean's wheels lift up. The car can fly! It blasts off down the street, turns around, and heads towards the camera before disappearing into the future.....
TO BE CONTINUED.....
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Marty McFly Michael J Fox
Doc Emmett Brown Christopher Lloyd
Biff Tannen Thomas F Wilson
George McFly Crispin Glover
Lorraine Baines McFly Lea Thompson
Jennifer Parker Claudia Wells
Rest Of Cast (Order Of Appearance)
Newscaster Deborah Harmon
Mr Strickland James Tolkan
Audition Judge Huey Lewis
Clocktower Woman Elsa Raven
Dave McFly Marc McClure
Linda McFly Wendie Jo Sperber
Libyan Terrorist Richard L Duran
Libyan Van Driver Jeff O'Haco
Mrs Peabody Ivy Bethune
Farmer Peabody Will Hare
Sherman Peabody Jason Marin
Woman in car ???
Lou Carruthers Norman Alden
Skinhead Jeffrey Jay Cohen
3-D Casey Siemaszko
Match Billy Zane
Goldie Wilson Donald Fullilove
Sam Baines George DiCenzo
Stella Baines Francis Lee McCain
Milton Baines Jason Hervey
Sally Baines.Maia Brewton
Toby Baines. ??? (no credit given)
Scooter Kid 1 (aka Kid with Skateboard) Johnny Green.
Scooter Kid 2 Jamie Abbott
Girl in Cafe Sachi Parker
Boy in Cafe Robert Krantz
Radio Announcer (v.o) Chuck Campbell
Cop Reed Morgan
Marvin Berry Harry Waters Jr
Starlighter 1 Tommy Thomas
Starlighter 2 Granville "Danny" Young
Starlighter 3 David Harold Brown
Starlighter 4 Lloyd L Tolbert
Girl at dance Karen Petrasek
Boy at dance Gary Riley
Dixon Courtney Gains
Red Buck Flower
Last Revised: May 24th 2003
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