Fact or Fake ‘Back to the Future: Part 2′
Today is "Back to the Future Day". October 21st, 2015 is the date Marty shows up in the future in "Back to the Future: Part 2". Each statement is either a Fact about the movie or Fake. Use it to impress your friends.
- Biff's grandson in "Back to the Future: Part 2" was named "Griff".
Fact: Thomas F. Wilson played Biff, Griff, and Old Biff in the movie.
- If you look closely, the brand name on Marty's hoverboard is Mattel.
Fact: You can clearly see the Mattel logo. They tried selling replicas of it in 2012 for $120, but no one bought them since they didn't actually hover.
- Elisabeth Shue played Marty's girlfriend Jennifer in the first movie. But a different actress played her
in the next two.
Fake: It's the other way around. An actress named Claudia Wells played her in the first movie, and Elisabeth Shue was in the two sequels.
- When they go back to 1985 and everything's different, Marty reads a newspaper that says Richard Nixon is still president.
Fact: It was an old paper from 1983 and the main headline is about Doc being sent to an insane asylum. But the story under it says Nixon is seeking a fifth term, and the Vietnam War is still going on.
- When they show up in the alternate version of 1985, Biff is a millionaire casino owner. And in real life, Donald Trump tried to sue Universal Pictures for basing the character on him.
Fake: A lot of people think the character was loosely based on him, and there are a few similarities. But as far as we know, he never tried to sue anyone over it.
Obviously, everybody wants to know if the movie's 2015 matches up to the real deal.
- The things the movie got right include:
- Big screen TVs
- Video conferencing
- News drones
- Hands-free video games
- Video glasses.
- Things we haven't seen yet include:
- Flying cars
- "Jaws 19"
- Shoes with self-tying laces. Although, this one might actually come true today. Nike kind of teased it yesterday.
As for the Cubs winning the World Series, that's to be determined. But the fact that they predicted it nearly 30 years ago and it's a real possibility is a little eerie. Even if it is a very remote possibility. As it stands now, the Mets only need one more win to shut the Cubs out of the running.