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Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:11 PM

Back to the Future writer Bob Gale says, the character Biff was based on Trump.




Snip < “You watch Part II again and there’s a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there’s a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff, and there’s one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait? Yeah.”












https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/oct/23/back-to-the-future-writer-bad-guy-biff-was-based-on-donald-trump?CMP=share_btn_tw

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Reply Back to the Future writer Bob Gale says, the character Biff was based on Trump. (Original post)
sarcasmo Sep 2018 OP
Renew Deal Sep 2018 #1
Initech Sep 2018 #3
Dennis Donovan Sep 2018 #2
The Genealogist Sep 2018 #5
jcgoldie Sep 2018 #4
localroger Sep 2018 #8
JHB Sep 2018 #12
Roland99 Sep 2018 #6
OnlinePoker Sep 2018 #7
mopinko Sep 2018 #9
MurrayDelph Sep 2018 #11
mopinko Sep 2018 #13
librechik Sep 2018 #10

Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:15 PM

1. Lets hope that not all predictions from Back to the Future 2 are true

The Cubs won and Biff became president.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:21 PM

3. Remember in the alternate reality in BTTF 2...

When Biff returns from handing young Biff the almanac, he keels over and dies - presumably because Lorraine shot and killed him in self defense at some point between the two timelines. That's at least according to one of the BTTF writers.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:19 PM

2. Even kinda looks like trump:

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:35 PM

5. In the scenes from which this screenshot comes, Biff is SO MUCH like Trump

Crooked, tacky, egotistical, and that hairdo, of course.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:26 PM

4. Gale must have really had a time machine...

...to realize what a complete douchebag Trump was as early as 1985!

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:45 PM

8. Actually, Trump's douchebaggery was well established by then

He just wasn't a national douchebag yet -- you had to be aware of either the gambling industry or the New York / Atlantic City corridor in general. For anyone who really wanted to know, the early warning signs were already all over the place that Trump was not a person you wanted to do business with. Look up the Harrah's Trump Plaza debacle, which was already swirling down the toilet by 1984, long before he solidified his toxic hold on the Atlantic City market and drove it through the floor. He was a perfect model for Biff, who achieved his ill-deserved success through the magic future sports records book instead of simple inheritance.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:47 PM

12. Well, by 87 or 88 when the film was in production (released in 89) but...

...even I knew how big a jackass Trump was back then, and if I had a time machine I would have put it to much better use.

By the mid-80's he'd already been at it for years.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:42 PM

6. One of the "Thick Necks"

Twitler is definitely what I call one of the “Thick Necks”. Type of male who stands and presents overbearing dominance. Will block a hallway and won’t move an inch for people trying to get thru. Has to have the last word. Fits all asshole male stereotypes

Total prick personality. Beyond testerone/roid rage. A basic need to be seen as strong and masculine and worthy of adoration. Any sign of perceived weakness is met with damning criticism and deflection

The worst possible type of personality to have as a POTUS

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:44 PM

7. Thomas F Wilson, who played Biff has definitely aged better in real life

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:57 PM

9. NNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

i have a most excellent dog named biff. he is 6 yo, too old to change his name.
most people dont recognize that old nickname these days, except from this movie.

damn. this is gonna keep me up at night.
shit. shit, shit, shit.

it's bad enough that charlie pierce calls him biff.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:37 PM

11. Say he was named

after the Unix command.

biff [yn]

biff would tell you whether for account was set to notify you immediately if new mail arrived (as opposed to being notified eventually), or enable/disable notification.


Official story: program author named it after his dog Biff, who would bark at the mailman.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:55 PM

13. bwahahahaaa

that's pretty good.
he is actually named after my childhood dog.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 07:09 PM

10. hah! I knew it!

not a subtle impersonation at all.


Kudos to Bill Gale!



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