Can You Finish These Quotes From "Back to the Future?"

By: J.P. Naomi

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Okay, McFly, so you think you're a time traveler? "Back to the Future" turned an '80s teen and his physics mentor and friend Doc Brown into the world's first time travelers. This unlikely duo, over the course of three movies, follows one of the most successful sci-fi trilogies of all time to the past, then to the future and back to the past before eventually settling back into the present day, '80s Hill Valley. 

While most quizzes will test your knowledge of a movie and its actors, this quiz will test your knowledge of the movie's quotes. Considered one of the most quotable movies of all time, you shouldn't have a problem with this quiz, should you?

As one of the funniest scenes in the movie, Sam Baines shares his frustration with his wife about a strange kid, unbeknownst to them as their future grandson Marty, "He's an idiot. Comes from ___________. His parents are probably idiots, too. Lorraine, you ever have a kid who acts that way, I'll disown you." Can you fill in the blank?

It's time to go back to the future ... err, umm, the past. From Marty and Doc to Biff and George, can you fill in the blanks of these iconic movie quotes? 

"____? Where we're going we don't need ____."

Back to the Future was released on July 3, 1985! It was directed by Robert Zemeckis.


"Great _______!"

This was a repeated catchphrase of Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown. He was portrayed by actor Christopher Lloyd.


"Okay, that's enough. Thank you, fellas. Hold it. Hold it, fellas. I'm afraid you're just ___________. Next, please. Bring up the next group, please."

Back to the Future was produced by Bob Gale and Neil Canton. It had a running time of 116 minutes.


"I have your car towed all the way to your house and all you got for me is ________?"

Biff Tannen speaks this line. He is portrayed by actor Thomas F. WIlson.


"There, there, now. Just relax. You've been asleep for almost ________ hours now."

Lorraine says this to Marty after he wakes up confused in her bed. Lorraine is portrayed by actress Lea Thompson.


"I had a horrible nightmare. I dreamed that I went ________. It was terrible."

Marty McFly is portrayed by actor Michael J. Fox. Fox was born on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Canada.


"Well, you're safe and sound now, back in good old ________."

Lorraine reassures Marty that everything is OK and that he's back in 1955. She doesn't realize that he needs to get back to 1985!


"He's a very _________ young man."

Back to the Future was written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. Gale was also one of the producers.


"He's an idiot. Comes from ___________. His parents are probably idiots, too. Lorraine, you ever have a kid who acts that way, I'll disown you."

Stella and Sam Baines are Lorraine's parents. They are talking about Marty McFly, who will end up being Lorraine's future son!


"I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your ________ are gonna love it."

Marty McFly says this after playing a heavy metal guitar solo at the dance!


"Chuck! Chuck, it's ______. Your cousin, ______ Berry!"

Marvin Berry says this on the phone trying to get him to listen to Johnny B. Goode that Marty is playing in the background.


"Lou, give me a ________...chocolate."

George McFly speaks this line. He is portrayed by actor Crispin Glover.


"I can't believe you'd loan me your car without telling me it had a ________. I could've been killed!"

Back to the Future was made with a $19 million budget. It brought in more than $380 million at the box office.


"Where are my ________?"

Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 at the young age of 29. He did not publicly announce his condition until 1998.


"Over there, on my _________."

Lea Thompson was born on May 31, 1961 in Rochester, Minnesota. She is not only an actress but also a dancer, director and producer.


"So you're my Uncle Joey. Better get used to these _______, kid."

Marty McFly speaks this line to his Uncle Joey, who he sees playing in his playpen in 1955.


"Whoa. Wait a minute, Doc. Are you trying to tell me that my _______ has got the hots for me?"

Marty McFly asks this question to Doc. Doc replies, "Precisely."


"If you put your mind to it, you can ____________."

Marty McFly repeats this line which we know comes from his dad, George McFly.


Milton Baines: "What do you mean, you've seen this? It's brand new."%0DMarty McFly: "Yeah, well, I saw it on a _______."

Milton Baines was portrayed by actor Jason Hervey. Hervey was born on April 6, 1972 in Los Angeles.


"There's that word again. '________.' Why are things so _______in the future?"

Doc speaks this line to Marty. Marty thought the fact that his mother had the hots for him was pretty heavy stuff!


"Why don't you make like a ______ and get outta here?"

One of the most famous lines of Back to the Future, this line is spoken by Biff Tannen. The correct way should have been "make like a tree and leave"...


"Well, that is your name, isn't it? ______? It's written all over your underwear."

Marty wants to know why Lorraine keeps calling him Calvin! "Calvin, Wh ... Why do you keep calling me Calvin?"


"Ronald Reagan? The actor?! Then who's vice president? _______?"

Doc is having a hard time understanding Marty's story claiming that he's from the future. And he definitely doesn't believe him when he says that Ronald Reagan is President of the United States in 1985!


"Hey, you! Get your _______ off her!"

Crispin Glover was born on April 20, 1964 in New York, New York! He is the son of Bruce Glover, the actor who played Mr. Wint in Diamonds are Forever.


"If my ___________ are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per're gonna see some serious sh*t."

Michael J. Fox was filming Family Ties when producers approached him about the Marty McFly role. Though he wanted it, Family Ties producers would not allow him to star in the film because of scheduling. In the end, we know how it worked out!


"Yes. Yes. I'm George. George McFly. I'm your density. I mean, your __________."

Back to the Future was distributed by Universal Pictures. It was edited by Arthur Schmidt and Harry Keramidas.


"Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don't have enough _________ to get up to 88."

Christopher Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut. He has been married and divorced four times each!


"I’m sure that in 1985, ___________ is available at every corner drugstore, but in 1955 it’s a little hard to come by."

Marty McFly: Are you telling me that this sucker is NUCLEAR?%0DDr. Emmett Brown: No, no, no, no, no, this sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.


"Last night, ________ came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain."

Michael J. Fox starred in all three of the Back to the Future films. He also portrayed Mike Flaherty on Spin City from 1996 - 2000.


"Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine … out of a ___________?"

The DeLorean DMC-12, known commonly as The DeLorean, was a sports car with a 2-door gull wing. It was produced from 1981-1983 by the DeLorean Motor Company.


"What the hell is a _______?"

The gigawatt (GW) is equal to one billion watts or 1 gigawatt = 1000 megawatts. This unit is often used for large power plants or power grids.


"I’ve never seen purple ___________ before."

Lea Thompson is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy. However, she is also remembered for her role in the 1990s sitcom Caroline in the City.


"As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely ____________ miles per hour the instant the lightning strikes the tower… everything will be fine.

Doc speaks this advice to Marty, telling him not to worry. Christopher Lloyd was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1986 for his role in Back to the Future.


"Old Mr. Peabody owned all of this! He had this crazy idea of _________."

In the same year as Back to the Future, Christopher Lloyd also starred in the film Clue. His role was Professor Plum.


Your ______ hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your ______ is whatever you make it. So make it a good one.

Back to the Future was the highest-grossing film of 1985. It won several awards that year including the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film, and the Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing.


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