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Back To The Future - Odometer
You would hope that in a movie about time travel, the producers would keep everything in chronological order. But no!
In the two sequences where Marty is speeding in the car, that is, when he is trying to get away from the terrorists in the beginning, and when he is trying to accelerate fast enough to get back to the future, there are several shots of the odometer of the car. If you watch the number of miles, the jump all around, according to when the sequence was shot and not according to any timeline of the movie. Serious mistake!
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Contributed By: Colleen on 04-07-2000 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Roxana writes:
No, it is the odometer. He is saying that the number of miles the car has driver since its manufacture changes according to when the footage was taken. I think its pretty funny.
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speersfms writes:
I am a huge BTTF fan, so I listened to the commentaries on the DVD. According to the commentary, yes, the odomoter is not consistent and if you freeze frame it, they never match up. This is because different parts of the movie were shot before one another, and so there is no consistincy.
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Matt writes:
Gotch Eye: The odometer is the device which keeps a record of how many miles a car has done since its manufacture. You're thinking of the speedometer.
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Spoogy writes:
there is something about the speedometer too, which i did not notice listed in the rest of the list, if so, please correct me. in the movie, the speedometer goes up to 95 mph. that car's speedometer only goes up to 85 mph. they purposely edited that in the scenes due to the car having to get to 88 mph to time travel.
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Gotch Eye writes:
Yes but you have got to remember that marty turns alot witch would slow him down.
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