Needles' gang was a gang led by Douglas J. Needles in 1985. On October 27, the gang rolled up to Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker in Marty's Toyota Hilux 4X4 and dared him to drag race against them. As they sped off, Marty drove in reverse and watched as Needles' truck nearly collided with a Rolls-Royce. By electing not to race against Needles, Marty averted an event that had been ruinous in another timeline.
Behind the scenes
- Each of the three actors who accompanied Needles had each portrayed a henchman in another era during each of Marty's travels in time:
- Gang Member #1 (sitting in the passenger seat of the truck) was played by Christopher Wynne, who had also played a member of Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang in 1885.
- Gang Member #2 (in the back of the truck and wearing an athlete's jacket) was played by J.J. Cohen, who had played a member of Biff Tannen's gang in 1955 and 1985A.
- Gang Member #3 (also in the back of the truck) was played by Ricky Dean Logan, who had played a member of Griff Tannen's gang in 2015.
- In contrast to the thugs in any gang led by a Tannen, Douglas Needles and his cohorts appear to confine themselves to insults.