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11 Things You Probably Never Knew About the Making of Back to the Future

Tomorrow’s the day Marty McFly arrives from 1985, and we’re all gearing up to celebrate the anniversary of the best time travel movie ever made. But how much do you know about this time-travel classic? Here are 11 strange facts about the making of Back to the Future.

The facts in this video previously appeared in a post here at io9, and were gleaned from the amazing book We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines, which is chock full of fascinating details. Read an excerpt from the book, about a hoverboard stunt that nearly cost a stuntwoman her life, here.

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angriergeek
Angrier Geek

It’s best for all that Stoltz was replaced, but his concerns about the character are somewhat valid. His family as lived a great life that he has no memory of.

And it’s hysterical that his performance is blame for bringing out the darker aspects rather than, you know, the script that contained them.

“So I make out with my horny teenaged mom, who is then almost raped and I appropriate the culture of african americans, who were most likely not allowed to use the bathrooms in the school where they were performing and it’s a comedy?”

“Yeah, so lighten up or you’re fired.”