Zuruck in die Zukunft

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Zuruck in die Zunkunft DVD Cover

"Hey, Doc. Wir sollten noch ein Stück zurücksetzen. Auf der Strasse schaffen wir sonst nie die 140!"
"Strassen? Wo wir hinfahren, brauchen wir keine... Strassen."

Zurück in die Zukunft is the German-dubbed version of Back to the Future. Following the redubbing of dialogue by German actors, the film was released in West Germany on October 3, 1985.

The website is the German language counterpart to


Role Actor Voice
Marty McFly Michael J. Fox Sven Jurgen Hasper
Dr. Emmett L. Brown Christopher Lloyd Ernst Jacobi
Lorraine Baines McFly Lea Thompson Liane Rudolph
George McFly Crispin Glover Stefan Schwartz
Biff Tannen Thomas F. Wilson Thomas Petruo
Jennifer Parker Claudia Wells Bettina Spier
Dave McFly Marc McClure Stefan Krause
Linda McFly Wendie Jo Sperber Hansi Jochmann


Straßen Wo wir hinfahren, brauchen wir keine Straßen!00:29

Straßen Wo wir hinfahren, brauchen wir keine Straßen!. - Straßen Wo wir hinfahren, brauchen wir keine Straßen!

The german quote for: "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads"


The German script was similar to the original, with Marty being identified as "Calvin Klein".

Marty says, "Wow! Absolute madness!" after getting blasted back into the shelf, because "rock 'n' roll" is American slang for the music genre rock which does not translate into German.

Doc's exclamation of "Great Scott!" was rendered as "Grosser Gott!" (literally "Great God!").

Mr. Strickland describes Marty as "eine Null" (a nothing).

As an equivalent to "butthead", Biff's insult is "Milchgesicht" (literally, "milk face").

The flux capacitor is translated as "Der Fluxkompensator". The exact speed necessary for time displacement-- 88 miles per hour -- is given the metric equivalent, 140 kilometers per hour.

At Lou's Cafe, Marty orders a "Cola Light" instead of a Tab, and is misunderstood.

As with other European translations, Doc does not refer to Jack Benny being the Secretary of the Treasury in Ronald Reagan's administration, suggesting instead that John Wayne would be in charge of defense.

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