Across the street was a large tree which George McFly used to peep on their daughter Lorraine. It was while doing so that he slipped, fell into the street in front of the house and was hit by Sam's car.
Lorraine had always believed George had been engaging in a spot of birdwatching at the time.
Behind the scenes
- The real-life location of the house is at 1727 Bushnell Avenue in Pasadena, California.
- Coincidentally, the house was featured in Michael J. Fox's other 1985 film release, Teen Wolf, in which it was the residence of his character, Scott Howard.