‘Back to the Future’ screenplay writer is a Cardinals fan

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If the Cubs come back to win the World Series this year, it will be like something dreamed up in Hollywood.

But a 2015 Cubs championship actually was dreamed up in Hollywood by “Back to the Future Part II” screenplay writer Bob Gale – a lifelong Cardinals fan.

The 1989 film depicts the Cubs breaking their championship drought and winning the 2015 World Series – a theme Chicago fans have embraced during the team’s postseason run.

Doc and Marty were at Game 3 last night So why would a Cardinals fan script a Cubs world championship?

From ESPN:

Gale said the prediction grew out of the plotline in which primary character Marty McFly, famously played by Michael J. Fox, gets the idea from another character of going back in time to make money on sports betting. What better way to give him the idea than with a really outrageous scenario, which is the Cubs win the World Series? Gale said by telephone Friday. It’s a double joke because they win the World Series against Miami — which [didn’t have] major league baseball in 1989. … The second prediction, people don’t automatically realize when they watch the movie today, but we were predicting there would be a major league team in Miami.

Gale even said a small part of him was pulling for the Cubs during the NLDS against his beloved Cardinals.

Earlier this month, a DeLorean time machine replica was spotted outside Wrigley Field decked out in Cubs gear.


The Cubs face the Mets in Game 3 of the NLCS tomorrow at Wrigley Field, the same day Universal Pictures will release the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD.

The movie will return to theaters Wednesday for one day to mark the 1989 movie’s flash forward to Oct. 21, 2015, according to ESPN.

Watch “Back to the Future Part II” predict a 2015 Cubs championship:

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