Sam Snoop goes Back to the Future


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(This is a working script that is subject to change depending on time and inspiration)

 

 

SCENE† 1: Loraine Baineís Mansion 2007 night

 

(Footsteps sound on gravel leading up to old Baines mansion. Sam climbs the porch, rings the bell, then enters, where he comes into a room where an elderly Loraine Baines is seated in a chair)

 

LORAINE:

†Someone murdered the man I truly loved 50 years ago.

 

(She shows a newspaper showing a headline that says ďGeorge McFly murdered.Ē

 

Iíve always been afraid to find out who it was because I thought that person would kill me, too.

But Iím dying, Mr. Snoop, and I want to know who did it and why before my cancer kills me.

 

SAM:

††††††††††† After 50 years, the trail is pretty cold.

††††††††††† The killer might even be dead by now.

 

LORAINE:

††††††††††† I still need to know.

††††††††††† (She hands Sam a piece of paper with an address on it)

††††††††††† Meet Doc Brown there at that place and time.

††††††††††† Iíve invested a lot of money in something I think might help you find the killer.

 

SCENE 2: MALL: 2007 1:30 a.m..

 

(Sam drives into the mall parking lot and pulls up beside a large white van. He is greeted by a very elderly Dr. Emmett Brown, who is fiddling with a silver 1885 Delorian)

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Miss Baines send me toÖ

 

DOC:

††††††††††† No time for talk.

††††††††††† Just get in and letís go.

††††††††††† I told her I didnít like the idea of sending anyone back to 1955.

††††††††††† Too dangerous.

††††††††††† Change anything and the whole fabric of the universe could unravel.

 

SAM:

††††††††††† 1955?

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Pay attention.

††††††††††† Iím going to show you how to operate the time machine.

††††††††††† Youíll need to remember it to get back

 

(A VW van appears at the entrance to the mall. At it nears, gun fire emerges from it. Doc falls. Sam pulls down the doors and guns the gas to get away. When the car reaches 88 miles per hour, it vanishes leaving only a trail of fire where its wheels traveled)

 

 

SCENE 3: Peabody farm: 1955 very early morning

 

(The Delorian appears and crashed into the barn. A young boy appears on the porch to the farm house.)

 

BOY:

††††††††††† Pa, pa, the space man is back

 

(An older man appears toting a shotgun and starts shooting. Sam guns the engine, but the shots cause the Dolorian to leak gas so that within a few miles, the car sputters to a stop in front of the gates of the yet to be built Lyons Estates. Sam pushed the stranded Delorian behind a billboard and walks down the road)

 

 

SCENE 4:† Court house square 1955 Day

 

(Sam walks into town, looks at the Texaco Station, the 1950s cars, the movie theater. A sound truck passes him advertising for the upcoming mayoral election.

Someone is seated on the square taking up a collection to repair the clock tower, rattling a tin can at Sam)

 

SCENE 5 : Louís Cafť 1955 day

 

(Sam enters the cafť and looks around.)

 

SODA JERK:

††††††††††† Can I help you with something?

 

SAM:

††††††††††† I could use a phone

 

SODA JERK (Jerking his thumb)

††††††††††† Itís in the back

 

(Sam enters booth, looks through phone books until he finds the listing he wants and tears out the page. Outside the book, Young Biff enters the cafť)

 

YOUNG BIFF:

††††††††††† McFly!

 

(George McFly turns on the stool at the counter)

 

††††††††††† Iím looking for that no good Calvin Klein.

††††††††††† He made me wreck my car out by the old tunnel, and I intend to take the price out of his hide.

 

GEORGE:

††††††††††† I havenít seen him since the dance, Biff

 

BIFF:

††††††††††† Thatís another thing, McFly.

††††††††††† I owe you for what you did to me at the dance.

 

SAM

(Eases out of the phone booth and addresses Biff)

††††††††††† Donít you think you pick on someone your own size?

 

BIFF:

††††††††††† Why donít you mind your own business, Old man.

††††††††††† Or Iíll give you something to complain about.

 

SAM:

(Points at something behind Biff)

††††††††††† Look, Biff

†††††††††††

(Biff looks, Sam belts Biff, then addresses George)

††††††††††† Run!

 

SCENE 6: Courthouse Square 1955 day

 

(Sam and George exit Louís cafť as Biff recovers and follows them out. Sam stumbles over some kids playing with a home made skate board. He snatches it up, and tries to ride it, but finds that he is rolling along out of control with Biff shouting (out of frame) for him to stop.

As Sam struggles to keep his balance, off screen voices shout ďLook out, Biff)

 

BIFF (from off screen yells)

††††††††††† Oh shit!

††††††††††† (We hear a crash. Sam eventually comes to a stop on his skate board, then looks around to see George peddling away on a bicycle. Sam runs after him.)

 

 

SCENE 7: Loraineís street 1955 Day

 

(Breathing hard, Sam catches up with George, who has leaned his bicycle against a tree)

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Youíre George McFly?

 

GEORGE:

††††††††††† What if I am?

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Iím here to protect you

 

GEORGE:

††††††††††† From what?

 

(A car rushes down the street. Sam pushes George out of the way just as gun fire erupts. But Sam gets hit by the passing car and passes out)

 

 

SCENE 8: Loraine Bainesí bedroom 1955 dusk

 

(Sam opens his eyes. He is lying on a bed in a semi dark room)

 

SAM:

††††††††††† What a nightmare

††††††††††† I dreamed I went back in time

 

LORAINE:

††††††††††† There, there, youíre nice and safe in good ole 1955

 

SAM:

(Sits up abruptly)

 

††††††††††† 1955?

 

(He glances at the newspaper on the bed that says ďGeorge McFly savedĒ then he looks at Loraine)

 

††††††††††† Youíre Ė Youíre that old lady.

††††††††††† But youíre young

††††††††††† I got to get out of here

 

(He climbs out of bed and rushes away)

 

 

SCENE 9† Docís Mansion 1955: night

 

(Sam comes to the door, knocks, and the door opens partly)

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Who are you and what do you want?

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Iím from the future, Doc.

††††††††††† I need your help

 

DOC:

††††††††††† What do I look like, an orphanage for time travelers?

††††††††††† Go away.

(Slams the door)

 

SAM:

††††††††††† But Doc.

††††††††††† Youíre future self send me.

††††††††††† You have to let me in.

(door opens, a hand reaches out and yanks Sam inside)

 

 

SCENE 10: Docís workshop 1955 Day

 

(DOC is pacing back and forth in front of the recovered Delorian and the icons of one of the previous efforts to get Marty back to the future.)

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Thatís some story, future man.

††††††††††† The next thing youíll tell me is that I get killed by terrorists back in 2007.

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Not by terrorists

††††††††††† I donít know who they were.

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Let me see those newspapers again.

 

(Doc lays out two newspapers on the bench. One from the day before. The other was the older paper that Loraine gave Sam in 2007. But now both headlines read ďGeorge McFly savedĒ

 

††††††††††† If what you say is true, then George McFly was supposed to die.

††††††††††† But George McFly isnít supposed to die. He supposed to marry his childhood sweet heart.

††††††††††† Great Scott!

 

SAM:

††††††††††† What is it, Doc?

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Somebody has been messing with time.

††††††††††† That somebody tried to kill George McFly in 1955 and kills me in 2007.

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Thatís what Iíve been saying

 

DOC:

††††††††††† That means that somebody failed because of you, and will likely keep trying until he succeeds.

††††††††††† Come on!

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Where to, doc?

 

DOC:

††††††††††† To go save George McFly Ė again.

 

 

SCENE 11: High School †1955 Day

 

(DOC and SAM are walking through the halls in search of George)

††††††††††† If my theory is right, Old Biff Ė thatís the Biff from 2015 Ė never left 1955.

††††††††††† I donít know who he sent back to 2015 in his place, but he had to do it before he gave the almanac to young Biff, otherwise the time line would have been altered and the 2015 he sent the machine back to wouldnít be the one he left.

 

SAM:

††††††††††† But who kills you in 2007

††††††††††† Old Biff wouldnít live long enough.

 

DOC:

††††††††††† My guess, itís young Biff, bitter about our getting the sports almanac back.

††††††††††† In any case, Old Biff changed the course of time after Marty left here for the old west. That means we have to find Old Biff and stop him, so we can change the future back to what itís supposed to be.

 

SAM:

††††††††††† But if we change it back, what happens to me?

††††††††††† I have a life, Doc, in 2007.

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Thereís George

 

(GEORGE comes out the back door of the high school)

 

SAM:

††††††††††† And thereís young Biff

 

(Young Biff pounced on George)

 

YOUNG BIFF:

††††††††††† Whereís that old man you were with?

††††††††††† He dumped me under a pile of manure and I intend to give him a knuckle sandwich.

 

GEORGE:

††††††††††† I donít know, Biff

††††††††††† I havenít seen him sinceÖ.

 

(Sam wraps his arm around Biffís neck from behind)

 

SAM:

††††††††††† What did I tell you about picking on people your own size?

 

BIFF:

††††††††††† You let go of me old man, and Iíll show you

 

SAM:

††††††††††† The only thing youíre going to do, Biff is tell me where the other old man went.

 

BIFF:

††††††††††† I donít know what youíre talking about

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Iím talking about the man who gave you the almanac

††††††††††† Or do I have to get physical?

 

BIFF:

All right. All right.

To tell you the truth, Iím sick of hearing all his talk about getting his hands on a time machine.

I think heís crazy

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Great Scott!

††††††††††† The time machine.

††††††††††† We have to get back to my lab before he gets it.

 

(Doc runs to his car; Sam lingers and whispered in Biffís ear)

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Remember, Biff.

††††††††††† You do everything George tells you. Otherwise, I might have to come back.

 

 

SCENE 12: In the car: 1955 Day

 

(Doc is driving. Sam is in the passenger seat)

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Now it all makes sense.

††††††††††† Trapped in 1955 after Marty got the almanac back, Old Biff kills George, then trains young Biff for the day in the future when I finally do build my time machine.

††††††††††† Old Biff knew someone would come back and try to set things straight. At which point, he intended to steal the Delorian.

 

(As Doc pulls the car into the driveway, the Delorian roars out)

 

SAM:

††††††††††† There he goes.

 

DOC:

(Twisting the wheel to turn the car)

††††††††††† Weíve got to catch him before he can get the Delorian up to 88 miles per hour.

 

(Sam and Doc chase the Delorian into the tunnel)

 

Sam:

(easing himself out the passenger window so he is seated on the window sill with his legs outside)

††††††††††† Pull up along side

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Youíll kill yourself

 

SAM:

††††††††††† Maybe Iím already dead and I donít know it.

††††††††††† Just do it, Doc.

 

(Doc pulls up. Sam swings his legs through the open window of the Delorian, hitting Old Biff. They struggle for control of the car. Old Biff finds the control for the doors and the wings open. But before Old Biff can push Sam out, Sam yanks him out the door instead. Yet as he closes the door and takes control of the steering wheel, the carís wheels spark, and the car vanishes in a trail of flame. Reappearing out of the tunnel in 2007 as a helicopter flies over head).

 

SCENE 13: Loraine Baineís Mansion 2007 Day

 

(Sam pulls the car up in front of mansion where he sees Old Biff (the former Young Biff) polishing a limo in the driveway)

 

GEORGE:† (from off screen)

††††††††††† Remember, Biff, I want to coats of wax.

 

BIFF:

††††††††††† Anything you say, Mr. McFly.

 

 

SCENE 14: Docís Garage 2007 Day

 

(Sam pulls the Delorian into Docís drive way to find Doc waiting )

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Youíre sure took your time getting here.

 

SAM:

††††††††††† To tell you the truth, Doc, I didnít expect to be here.

††††††††††† Is everything back to normal?

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Itís all back.

††††††††††† I retired here after Clara passed on.

††††††††††† I want to die in my own time.

 

SAM:

††††††††††† I know what you mean.

††††††††††† I should go see whatís happened to my life.

††††††††††† What about the Delorian?

 

DOC:

††††††††††† Iíll destroy it.

††††††††††† No use giving Biff any more ideas.

 

SAM:

(Walking away)

††††††††††† If you need me, Doc, just call

 

 

(fade out to theme music and credits)

 

 


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