As our fine friends at Cinefix note at the start of the video, 2015 is coming to a close, and so is the significance for any Back To The Future–related content. The horse was nearly bled dry in October thanks to Back To The Future day, although it had a lot of fun up until the end. But there’s really no shortage of Back To The Future tidbits out there, especially when we’re talking behind-the-scenes action and production Easter eggs. If you haven’t watch the Back In Time documentary, it’s well worth adding to your queue on Netflix.
That’s where one of the more noteworthy facts in this clip come from. The fact that Used Cars flopped at the box office is no surprise and stings a bit — it’s a fun movie and one of Kurt Russell’s more entertaining roles. But its failure likely helped Back To The Future in a way, forcing Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis to step away from their own films for a moment and let them stew while earning some confidence back with Romancing The Stone. One of those movies that was left to simmer was Back To The Future and the slight aging didn’t hurt the film at all — even if nobody wanted to make it at first.
I also like the fact that there’s a Blade Runner reference in this film too, with one of the police spinners appearing as a future car parked in Hill Valley. It’s something I never noticed before, but probably won’t stop seeing now. Any facts that were missed?