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France was a country in Europe. It bordered Spain, Switzerland, and Germany, and sat across the English Channel from the United Kingdom and England. France was the home of author Jules Verne, whose novel Journey to the Center of the Earth was a favorite of both Doc and Clara, and the namesake for both of their sons.
On June 12, 1893, Doc, Clara Jules and Verne came across a man on a steam tricycle after their failed attempt to travel to 1985. The man told them that the tricycle was invented in France by Léon Serpollet.
The name Griff may be derived from "griffe", French word for "claw".
The Oh LàLà magazine that Biff read is a French magazine.
Behind the scenes
- In the animated series episode "A Verne by Any Other Name", Doc Brown (as portrayed by Christopher Lloyd) is seen standing in front of the Eiffel Tower during the live action segment. In addition to the tourists seen in the background, a beret-wearing extra passes in front of Lloyd as he introduces the animated feature.
- Marty McFly and Verne Brown travel to Paris in 1888 in the episode, for the purpose of talking to Jules Verne. As they depart, the partially constructed Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background.
- The mention of Arthur McFly is in the novelization as part of Marty's conversation with George at Lou's Cafe, but is not in the film itself.
- The French-language version of Back to the Future was named Retour vers le futur.
- The sequel (Back to the future 2 and Back to the future 3) was named Retour vers le futur 2 and Retour vers le futur 3
- Back to the Future novelization (Mentioned only)
- Back to the Future: The Animated Series
- Back to the Future Part II (Mentioned only)
- Back to the Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines
- Issue 5: "Clara's Story" (Mentioned only)