1.21 Gigawatts – Back to the Future (6/10) Movie CLIP (1985) HD

1.21 Gigawatts – Back to the Future (6/10) Movie CLIP (1985) HD

This is it. DOC ON TV:
Never mind that now.DOC: Why, that’s me! Look at me! – I’m an old man!
– I’m Dr. Emmett Brown.I’m in the Twin Pines Mall parking lot.Thank God, I’ve still got my hair. What’s this thing I’m wearing? This is a radiation suit. Radiation suit? Of course. ‘Cause of all the fallout
from the atomic wars. This is truly amazing. A portable television studio. No wonder your president has to be
an actor. He has to look good on TV. MARTY: This is the part coming up.This sucker’s electrical but I need a nuclear
reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts…What did I just say?… this sucker’s electrical,
but I need a nuclear reaction……to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of…
– 1.21 gigawatts! 1.21 gigawatts. DOC: Great Scott! What the hell is a gigawatt? How could I have been so careless? 1.21 gigawatts! Tom, how am I going to generate
that kind of power? It can’t be done, can it? MARTY: Doc, look.
All we need is a little plutonium. DOC: I’m sure that in 1985 plutonium is
available in every corner drugstore… …but in 1955, it’s a little hard to come by. Marty, I’m sorry,
but I’m afraid you’re stuck here. Doc, stuck here? I can’t be stuck here. I got a life in 1985. – I got a girl.
– Is she pretty? Doc, she’s beautiful. She’s crazy about me. Look at this.Look what she wrote here.That says it all.Doc, you’re my only hope. Marty, I’m sorry, but the only power source
capable of generating… …1.21 gigawatts of electricity
is a bolt of lightning. MARTY: What did you say?
DOC: A bolt of lightning. Unfortunately, you never know
when or where it’s ever going to strike. We do now. This is it! This is the answer. It says here that a bolt of lightning… …is going to strike the clock tower
at 10:04 p.m. Next Saturday night! If we could somehow harness
this lightning… …channel it into the flux capacitor…… it just might work.Next Saturday night
we’re sending you back to the future! All right. Saturday’s good.

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. Fun fact: they asked a scientist for information in this scene and the scientist said gigawatt wrong so that's why they say it weird

  2. Notice Doc is talking to Thomas Edison's photo?…He should have been talking to a photo of Nikolai Tesla instead. Edison was a rip-off artist!

  3. Woah. Woah doc wait a minute wait a minute you mean to tell me you got electrocuted back to the future now you cameback as nancy reagan? Lmao

  4. So long before “giga” anything existed that they didn’t even know how to pronounce it haha. God I love this movie.

  5. Imagine a source of nuclear energy that creates more waste than power output.

    This post was made by Thorium Gang.

  6. My favorite thing about this is I work at an actual nuclear power plant. We operate at 1210 MWe all the time, or in other words, 1.21 GWe. lol

  7. I was always bothered by how they knew the exact moment the lightning would strike. Like ok 10:04 but what if it was 10:04 and 30 seconds, that would have ruined their whole plan, and who’s to say it wasn’t with the 30 seconds, was someone watching the clock tower and timed the exact moment to report it struck at 10:04 on the dot?

  8. Uh, hello, Movieclips, anyone home? Think, Movieclips, think! It's "Jigawatts", NOT "Gigawatts"! Do you know what would happen when you make a mistake like that on YouTube? You get comments like this! You wouldn't want that now, wouldya?…..WOULDYA???

  9. 2:09 I love how Doc’s expression going from dismissive disbelief to animated excitement in a manner of 2 seconds.

    He wasn’t giving up on Marty in this scene, he just had no way of generating the power necessary and was in a moment of despair. But the moment a solution presented itself to him he seized it immediately, without an ounce of hesitation or caution, all to help his friend return home

  10. I'm an up and coming writer and I'm thinking about making a TON of money on a terrible remake unless one of you time travelers can stop me.

  11. Too bad they didn't know about The Delorean Old Doc Brown Put in the Cave for Marty and Younger Doc Brown to find. What would've Happened if Marty Tried to use A diffrent Delorean to return to 1985

    Marty I think you mean, 'Watt the hell is a gigawatt?'
    …I'll leave now.

  13. "Sending you back to the future"
    points into and both actors look into camera
    audience member: "oh that's why they call it that"

  14. She's so beautiful she's gonna get replaced in the next movie!

    In all seriousness, Claudia Wells did a great job. But I think Amy Schumer was better

  15. They have plans to remake this movie…Marty will be a black transsexual woman, and Doc will be a gender fluid gender studies professor.

  16. ……….. Christopher Lloyd as the doc is what makes an otherwise good movie become one of the best. He really is funny as he rattles out his dialogue…….
    … Another sequal would not be out of the question..The novel by Harry Harrison :- The Technicolour Time Machine -: which appears to have inspired Back to the Future has good material to continue the series.p

  17. Tony Stark: if time travel was that easy then I would have made a time machine ages ago with Thor being my power source.

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