In Back to the Future Part II (1989), at timestamp 23:12, Marty McFly Junior dashes from the Cafe 80’s into the street and is nearly struck by a car.

What does he yell at the driver (specifically what is the final word of his sentence)? My guess below is italicized.

Don’t drive tranked! Low-res, scuzzball congro!

  • “Tranked” is in Futurepedia as slang for “tranquilized”.
  • “Low-res” is in the same wiki as slang for “low resolution” (low quality).
  • “Scuzzball” appears in real-life dictionaries.
  • But what’s that last word?

Futurepedia has no guess. This revised draft doesn’t have the phrase at all.

Video clip on Yarn: https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/34fd4726-01d3-4f59-8398-fcec3eb7f94f

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    Interesting, the subtitles I can find also do not include the last word either.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Oct 24, 2021 at 18:56
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    Can anyone say why this question would be downvoted? Is it not in the right place, clearly worded, and properly sourced? Thank you.
    – 2540625
    Commented Oct 24, 2021 at 22:03
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    Because it really is not important to the movie what the word actually is. Its trivia and so off-topic for this site
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Oct 25, 2021 at 7:50
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    There are many “what does this character say” questions throughout the forum (the “related” column on this page is full of them). I’m disappointed my question was closed, but I’ll leave it at that. I appreciate the chance to dialogue (no pun intended), thank you.
    – 2540625
    Commented Oct 25, 2021 at 19:25
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    @Paulie_D - "Trivia" is no longer a closeable reason. This question is also answerable
    – Valorum
    Commented Jul 7, 2023 at 22:40

1 Answer 1


Sounds like scoundrel

a man who behaves very badly towards other people, especially by being dishonest

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