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Date: 05/27/10 09:03 AM

92 Responses to Back To The Future`s 25-Year-Old Mind Screw [Pics]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 8:45 am
    Link: Back To The Future`s 25-Year-Old Mind Screw - Over 25 years later, the world is finally figuring out this obvious and vital (but hidden) detail of Back To The Future.
  2. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:08 am
    That`s awesome. I bet there are many more that haven`t been caught.
  3. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:10 am
    I saw this the first time I watched it. I didn`t think it was all that subtle.
  4. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:10 am
    I noticed this when I seen it in the theater 25 years ago. Pointed it out to people when I bought it on VHS.
  5. Profile photo of mrbenn
    mrbenn Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:16 am
    Erm... you didn`t see that first time round? Come on! How stupid are you guys!?
  6. Profile photo of CandyClown
    CandyClown Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:16 am
    It`s kinda meh but who really pays attention to eastereggs? I personally like enjoying the movie rather than tiny details~
  7. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:17 am
    Meh.
  8. Profile photo of asquared
    asquared Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:19 am
    Seriously? people didnt notice this? It`s not a vital plot point or anything but really. seriously.
  9. Profile photo of Lorah
    Lorah Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:20 am
    ha!
  10. Profile photo of hormonella
    hormonella Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:21 am
    I never FRIKN nothise thatO_O
  11. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:22 am
    Pity all those who saw it in the theatre 25 years ago didn`t pay as much attention in English Grammar.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:22 am
    I`m pretty sure they highlighted this during the movie. I know I got it immediately and I don`t usually have good memory for small details like that in movies.
  13. Profile photo of DrChocolate
    DrChocolate Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Who hasn`t seen this before? How is this news to anybody? I remember seeing this in like `87 and going "Oh, I see what you did there Zemeckis. Clever."

    What other movie secrets are you gonna show us next? That Bruce Willis is dead and rosebud is a sled?
  14. Profile photo of Rman1201
    Rman1201 Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:25 am
    I noticed it, had a LOL when I saw it
  15. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:37 am
    How did people not notice that? Damn people, be more observant.

    The description of this should be: "Over 25 years later, kids are pointing out things that were obvious to the rest of us (and therefore needed no mentioning) all along, thinking they are special for doing so."
    Guess thats kinda long for a desc. though...
  16. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am
    lol nice
  17. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:43 am
    Oh My God, IT`S TRUE!!



    Seriously, it`s not exactly a huge detail - clever though it is - it`s the sort of thing someone points out to when you`re watching it and you go "Oh yeah. Cool". If you didn`t already notice it.
  18. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:43 am
    This is so funny. Everyone who is 30-39 is saying "Yeah, we noticed that the first time"
  19. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:10 am
    @Rman1201
    How could you have LOL`ed. LOL was`t invented when BTTF was released...wait, are you from the....
    (to be continued)
  20. Profile photo of degravenous
    degravenous Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:12 am
    I`m 22 and I noticed it right away...
  21. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:17 am
    +
    "I noticed this when I seen it in the theater 25 years ago. Pointed it out to people when I bought it on VHS."

    Did you point it out when you bought it?
  22. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:23 am
    Vital? Hidden? Just figuring it out???
    Another IAB caption FAIL!
  23. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:25 am
    LOL Loxen
  24. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Yea, noticed that the first time I watched the movie.
  25. Profile photo of gcghost
    gcghost Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:34 am
    Thanks Loxen! Saved me some typing! LOL!
  26. Profile photo of canusuck
    canusuck Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:38 am
    wow, never noticed it, it is actually very clever...and i just watched the trilogy over the weekend
  27. Profile photo of Polish_Lacey
    Polish_Lacey Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:40 am
    I saw this the first time I watched it, just like how in the third one the ravine is called "Clayton Ravine" after the woman that fell in, but changes to "Eastwood Ravine" after the woman is saved and the train crashes in (People assuming Marty went with it).
  28. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:45 am
    Favorite movie ever.
  29. Profile photo of admisaok
    admisaok Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Doc`s full name = Emmett Lathrop Brown
    "time portal" backwards = emit latrop
  30. Profile photo of Alpha1971
    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Hunh. what`s weird is that I just watched that movie the other day.
  31. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Really, nobody ever noticed this before? It`s so obvious.
  32. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 am
    See time travel is dangerous....
  33. Profile photo of braindamaged
    braindamaged Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 11:44 am
    I love this movie so much, but this is getting a low rating from me. I noticed this when I saw this as a little kid. Stupid.
  34. Profile photo of ignotus
    ignotus Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Skabashas...

    Admisaok:
    actually, Time portal backwards would be "Latrop emit"
  35. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    LOL thats awesome! took me a second though, as i havnt seen the movie in years.
  36. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    That is realy cool. What a great movie.
  37. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    "I saw this the first time I watched it, just like how in the third one the ravine is called "Clayton Ravine" after the woman that fell in, but changes to "Eastwood Ravine" after the woman is saved and the train crashes in (People assuming Marty went with it)."

    That wasn`t really an easter egg...I`m pretty sure they point that out in the movie.
  38. Profile photo of Morrigann
    Morrigann Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    woah. blew me away
  39. Profile photo of michaelcsr
    michaelcsr Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    I thought everyone knew that. Everyone in the theater I was in, in 1985 caught it.
  40. Profile photo of Mahaloth
    Mahaloth Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    Uh, I thought this was obvious. I remember noticing it in the 1980`s, when it was new.

    ???
  41. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    I guess it took them more then 20 years to find that out
  42. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    I honestly can`t remember if I noticed it, but in this format it`s undoubtedly 10 times trippier. Thanks fancy.
  43. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    By the way, did you notice how after Biff gives the sports calendar to himself in the past, the future changed? MINDF*CK!
  44. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    it was the 1980s commmonnnn.
    they didn`t proofread things.
  45. Profile photo of sbutler1
    sbutler1 Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    fancy is slow
  46. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Haha, I never really noticed it.
  47. Profile photo of Mickets
    Mickets Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    cool.
  48. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    ....This is just know being noticed? Really? I noticed it the first time i watched this movie; back when i was 5
  49. Profile photo of bowlinguy
    bowlinguy Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    i dont get it
  50. Profile photo of Johanvb
    Johanvb Male 40-49
    513 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    @deltaumarcus
    But yet you weren`t smart enough to invent internet and inform us about it. A missed opportunity dear sir, one that will haunt you the rest of your life.
  51. Profile photo of stagefreak
    stagefreak Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    wow... how could you have <u>not</u> have noticed that before?
  52. Profile photo of Oscola
    Oscola Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Really? This is really worth a post? The people who actually liked this film enough have probably seen it loads of times in the past 25 years and knew this already, the other people don`t deserve to know.
  53. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    @stagefreak,
    heh, underline fail.
  54. Profile photo of JNAtheDUDE
    JNAtheDUDE Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Okay. Is this supposed to be entertaining?

    I mean yeah, the movie was awesome, but still...
  55. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    i dont get it

    In the first frame it`s the start of the movie, it`s Twin Pines Mall. Then Marty goes back in time and runs over a pine. At the end of the movie it`s Lone Pine Mall because he changed history. He took out one of the twin pines.

    Not to be a smart@$$ but it`s pretty obvious.
  56. Profile photo of JabbaTheAWES
    JabbaTheAWES Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    <u>lol<u>
  57. Profile photo of eclsage
    eclsage Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    I like this movie and I never knew, quit being a hater Oscola
    also thanks for the post im gonna watch for it nextime this movies on.
  58. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    Backt o the future was an awesome future movie!
  59. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    for those who didn`t notice this when they first watched the movie... you do know time travel is impossible, right?
  60. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    "Back O The Future" sounds like the title of a porn! lolz fatninja!
  61. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    "How did people not notice that? Damn people, be more observant.

    The description of this should be: "Over 25 years later, kids are pointing out things that were obvious to the rest of us (and therefore needed no mentioning) all along, thinking they are special for doing so." "

    This
  62. Profile photo of Dead-Kittens
    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    After looking at the first pic I thought it was another 9/11 joke.
  63. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    Each and every scene in the BTTF Trilogy has something like this in it - the `differences over time in the background` were one of the major planning stages of the movies. It wasn`t just skateboards vs hoverboards, they literally planned EVERYTHING in the movie. For example, there are places where you see the same people as ordinary background extras, but made up as older and with kids now, and the kids are then seen in the Future movie 2.
  64. Profile photo of cousinrayray
    cousinrayray Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    my brother pointed that out to me in 1990 or so, when I was 6 and he was 8
  65. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    By the way, did you notice how after Biff gives the sports calendar to himself in the past, the future changed? MINDF*CK

    Future Biff gave past Biff a sports almanac with the results and scores of every major sporting event in history allowing past Biff to bet on the games knowing the scores thus gettin super rich and powerful. Hardlys rocket science.....points scored for rocket science cliche? 10
  66. Profile photo of whipplefunk
    whipplefunk Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    wow. this was obvious.... The one I didn`t catch was the kid at the end of BTTF3....seriously, watch it.
  67. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    Umm... I noticed this when I was a little kid. How did anyone not notice this?

  68. Profile photo of Nucleartoast
    Nucleartoast Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    how did no one notice that?
  69. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    I never noticed it, and it`s in my top 10 favorite movies =/
  70. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    huh... ive never actually seen those movies... but thats interesting
  71. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    hey thats the puente hills mall. its like 5 mins away from where i live.
  72. Profile photo of ChiefRocka
    ChiefRocka Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    shut the f uck up Bram
  73. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    Somebody pointed this out to me a while back. Never noticed it before and they might be my favorite movies ever.
  74. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    Aw man, now I have to go see that again! That`s pretty cool. :)
  75. Profile photo of TheSnowSheep
    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    LIES!

    Now I have to go watch it again.

    Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
  76. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 12:18 am
    wow...clever...=)
  77. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 1:19 am
    that is why bttf is among my favorite movie series. such attention to detail. everything correlates perfectly other than the fact that the "flux capacitor" is an instrument used in hospitals.
  78. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2010 at 2:46 am
    PS: How many of you ever noticed THIS?

    When the camera sweeps past the clocks in the opening credits of the first movie, one of them is a model of the Hill Valley clock tower complete with a Christopher Lloyd action figure dangling from the minute hand.
  79. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2010 at 3:01 am
    PPS When Marty arrives in the past, the sign at the gate says "Peabody Farm" and the farmer`s wife yells out "What is it Sherman?"

    Sherman and Peabody, of course, were the time-travelling duo from the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show.
  80. Profile photo of goatgirl666
    goatgirl666 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 3:01 am
    when Marty went back and met his parents and got them together, do you not think when they got married and had him, when he reached the right age, they would recognise him? you don`t really forget the person who introduced you to the person you spend the rest of your life with....
  81. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2010 at 3:02 am
    PPPS When Marty is riding his skateboard and grabs the back of a jeep to hitch a ride, the driver is Harrison Ford - recreating the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where an Arab pursuer grabs the back of Indy`s jeep.
  82. Profile photo of argon8
    argon8 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 3:46 am
    I noticed this first time I watched the movie. I didn`t think much of it at the time, but in retrospect, that was a bit of brilliance.
  83. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 4:53 am
    How did you not notice that? this is just one of many other brilliant details
  84. Profile photo of kirstoner
    kirstoner Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 8:56 am
    uhmmmm.....wow. watch movies, much?
    jesus, this could not be more obvious. you freaks.
  85. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 9:53 am
    ...I noticed this the first time I watched the movie.
  86. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
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    May 28, 2010 at 11:54 am
    i wasnt watching bttf when i was watching it. ahem.
  87. Profile photo of midnitetrain
    midnitetrain Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    really just now...=/ i watched this once and noticed that



  88. Profile photo of ILikeApples
    ILikeApples Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    damn it even took me a while even though you pointed out the tree
  89. Profile photo of xamilo
    xamilo Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2010 at 8:35 am
    This is definitely not obvious but a hell of a detail from the producers. Nice work mates, even if its too late hehehe
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    never noticed that b-4, even tho I`ve seen it more times than I can remember.
  91. Profile photo of readmyname
    readmyname Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    I`m gonna have to have the IT guys at work unblock the "pornographic" (their filter`s term) IAB so I can see more of this fascinating content!
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    genius

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