Scene 5: A Time Machine?

Scene 5: A Time Machine?
Back to the Future
Deleted Scenes
DVD Features
Scene 1: Main Titles
Scene 2: Late For School
Scene 3: The Slacker
Scene 4: The Family McFly
Scene 6: Escape to the Past
Scene 7: 1955
Scene 8: Dad the Dork
Scene 9: Calvin & Lorraine
Scene 10: Future Boy & Doc
Scene 11: Marty's Problem
Scene 12: The Matchmaker
Scene 13: Skateboard Hero
Scene 14: The Big Date
Scene 15: The Real George
Scene 16: Johnny B. Goode
Scene 17: Back to the Future
Scene 18: Doc's Decision
Scene 19: Future Shock
Scene 20: Roads? (Credits)



Marty Arrives at Twin Pines Mall at 1:16AM, he arrives just a few seconds later than he should have.

Marty: Hey Einstein, where's the Doc boy? Huh?


The California license plate on the DeLorean reads OUTATIME. Originally the license plate read NO TIME. Replicas of the OUTATIME license plates are available at Universal Studios.

A refridgerator was considered for the original time machine. The fridge was powered by Coca Cola. They decided it should be a vehicle that could move. The idea for the fridge was scrapped because Bob Zemeckis thought children might imitate the movie and get stuck in fridges.


This scene with Doc meeting Marty at the mall, on the VHS Doc says "You Made it" louder than on the DVD.

Marty: Doc?

Doc: Marty! You made it!

Marty: Yeah!

Doc: Welcome to my latest experiment. This is the big one, the one I've been waiting for all my

Marty: Um, well it's a DeLorean, right?

Doc: Bear with me, Marty, all of your questions will be answered. Roll tape and we'll proceed.

Marty: Ok. Doc is that a Devo suit?

Doc: Never mind that now, never mind that now.

Marty: All right, I'm ready.


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.

Doc: Hey, Einie, get in there, atta boy, sit down, put your seatbelt on, that's it!

Marty: Whoa! Whoa, ok.

Doc: Please note that Einstein's clock is in complete synchronization with my
control watch. Got it?

Marty: Right, check Doc.

Doc: Good. Have a good trip Einstein, watch your head.

Marty: You have this thing hooked up to the car?

Doc: Watch this.

Marty: Yeah, OK, got it.

Doc: Not me, the car, the car! 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: Ha! What did I tell you?! 88 miles per hour!!! The temporal displacement
occurred at exactly 1:20AM and 0 seconds!

Marty: Hot! Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ Doc! You disintegrated Einstein!

Doc: Calm down, Marty, I didn't disintegrate anything. The molecular structure
of both 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

Doc: Look out!


Einstein arrived back from the World's first time travel experiment at 1:21AM and the DeLorean needs 1.21 Jigowatts of electricity to travel through time.

Marty: What, what is it hot?

Doc: It's cold, damn cold. Einstein, you little
devil! Einstein's clock is exactly one minute behind mine, it's still ticking!

Marty: [Astonished and relieved] He's alright.

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. 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, or witness the birth or Christ.


Doc: Here's a red-letter date in the history of science, November 5th 19-5-5. Yes of course. November 5th 1955!

Marty: What, I don't get it, 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. 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 realize 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


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 is nuclear?

Doc: Hey, hey, keep rolling, keep rolling there. No, no, no! This suckers electrical. But I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity that I need.

Marty: Uh, plutonium, wait a minute, are you telling me that this sucker's

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
that off?

Doc: [Doc shaking his hands] 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, let's get you into a radiation suit, we must prepare to...

Marty: Jesus.


The Plutonium Chamber was originally made from a hub cap from a Dodge Polaris.

Doc: It's Safe now, everything's alligned. Don't you lose those tapes now, we'll need them for the record. OH! I almost forgot my luggage, who knows if they've got cotton underwear in the future. I'm allergic to all synthetics.

Marty: The future,? So where you 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: Doc?

Doc: Huh?

Marty: Uh...look me up when you get there.

Doc: Indeed I will, roll 'em.




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