The Writer For ‘Back to the Future’ Said Who Biff Tannen Was Based Off Of And It Makes TONS Of Sense



With yesterday being October 21, 2015, otherwise known as the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future Part II, there has been a TON of talk going on about the movie and some of the shit that us bros love about it.

From Nike announcing the release of power-laced shoes in 2016, to the letter and first pair of Air MAG’s that Michael J. Fox—who played McFly—received from the shoe’s designer, Tinker Hatfield, everyone seems to be loving the fact that 10/21/15 finally came.

Well, let me just add more gasoline to the BTTF fire, since the film’s writer, Bob Gale, admitted in an interview with The Daily Beast who one of the prominent characters in the film was based off of.

According to Gale, McFly’s spoiled, power-starved bully, Biff Tannen, was actually based off of Donald Trump—yes, THAT same Donald Trump who is running to become our next President.

When the The Daily Beast asked Gale if the similarities were on purpose, here’s how he responded, per The Daily Beast:

“Are you kidding? … Yeah. That’s what we were thinking about. 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.”

I won’t play spoiler and tell you how Doc and McFly save the day in the the movie, but, well, we’ll see if the same fate happens for Trump as the Presidential race unfolds.

[H/T The Daily Beast, AV Club]