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Would a DeLorean actually break apart into a million pieces if hit by a freight train?

Yes. A few points. Real, better cars get destroyed all the time (for instance). The DeLorean has always been known as a fairly weak car. Its construction and crash ...
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Would a DeLorean actually break apart into a million pieces if hit by a freight train?

No, the car would probably not explode. Cars get hit by trains all the time in reality. In general, a lot of the momentum of the train goes into moving the car -- either pushing it along the tracks ...
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Where does Doc get all of his money

He appears to have inherited it. When explaining to Marty where the flux capacitor came from I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this! This is what makes time travel ...
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Would a DeLorean actually break apart into a million pieces if hit by a freight train?

I originally thought that this was completely possible, but after looking into how they achieved the effect, I am convinced that in real life, the DeLorean would have been crushed and would have lost ...
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Is the Palace Saloon from Back to Future III the same location as the saloon from Django Unchained

No. The doors and furniture are completely different. In the movies, the Palace Saloon is in Hill Valley, California. The Django saloon is in Texas. From IMDB: When Django and Dr. Schultz are in ...
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Why do the DeLorean's effects not always start at 88 mph?

The problem is that you are comparing technically different time-machines. Over the course of the trilogy the DeLorean was changed 2 times. So we have: The original powered by plutonium (1985) ...
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Why does Marty give the colt peacemaker to Seamus at the end of Back to the Future Part 3?

In my opinion it is kind of memorabilia which Marty is leaving behind for Seamus. We can also interpret it as a symbol of courage which Marty stood up for and defeated Tannen. Since generation of ...
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What was Verne doing?

There was no plot explanation. There is much speculation (and I highly doubt this is going to show up in an interview or in DVD commentary since it should have been spotted by the Continuity Editor) ...
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Where does Doc get all of his money

There's a lot of information regarding backstory in the newspaper clippings that cover Doc's walls in the opening credit sequence of the first film. Pretty sure there were clues there as well as Doc's ...
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Why do the DeLorean's effects not always start at 88 mph?

In the third movie the time circuits were replaced with analog 1955 parts. Presumably this analog time circuit doesn't have the clean "on-off" functionality as the original version built into a ...
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