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A '''payphone''' was a [[money|coin]]-operated public telephone.
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{{Quote|The prices ''[behind the counter in Lou's Cafe]'' fascinated Marty so completely that he must have stared at them long enough to convince [[Lou Caruthers|the counterman]] that he was undesirable. / "Whatever you're selling, kid, we don't want any," he said abruptly. / "I'm not selling anything," Marty replied. "I just want to use the telephone." |From ''[[Back to the Future novelization|Back to the Future]]'' by [[George Gipe]] (quote, page 86)}}
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A '''payphone''' was a [[money|coin]]-operated public [[telephone]].
   
One of these was situated in a booth in [[Lou's Cafe]] in [[1955]], which [[Marty McFly]] made use of while he was making a call to [[Emmett Brown]]. Local calls cost 5¢.
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==History==
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A payphone was situated in a booth in [[Lou's Cafe]] in [[1955]], with local calls costing 5¢ (better known as a nickel). [[Marty McFly]] made use of the phone on [[November 5]] while he was making a call to Dr. [[Emmett Brown]], after having looked up his number in the [[telephone directory]]. However, on calling Doc's number, Marty received no answer.
   
A [[video telephone|video]] payphone bearing the [[AT&T]] logo was present in [[Courthouse Square]] in [[2015]], where [[Martin McFly, Jr.]] was spotted at one point through a [[binocular card]] used by Doc.
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A [[video telephone|video]] payphone bearing the [[AT&T]] logo was present in [[Courthouse Square]] in [[2015]], where [[Marty McFly, Jr.]] was spotted at one point through a [[binocular card]] used by Doc.
   
== Behind the scenes ==
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==Behind the scenes==
* In a [[deleted scenes|deleted scene]] from ''[[Back to the Future]]'', [[Mark Dixon]] traps [[George McFly]] in a payphone booth at [[Hill Valley High School]] during the [[Enchantment Under the Sea]] dance, and [[Gerald Strickland|Mr. Strickland]] refuses to break him out.
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[[File:Back-to-the-future-deleted-scenes-phone-booth-62.jpg|thumb|300px|George McFly is trapped in a payphone booth at Hill Valley High School in a deleted scene from ''Back to the Future''.]]
* By 2015, most outside payphones had been removed because of the prevalence of cell phones, something that'' Part II'' didn't foresee (although bulky cellular telephones were in use in 1989).
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*In a [[deleted scenes|deleted scene]] from ''[[Back to the Future]]'', [[Mark Dixon]] traps [[George McFly]] in a payphone booth at [[Hill Valley High School]] during the [[Enchantment Under the Sea]] dance, and [[Stanford S. Strickland|Mr. Strickland]] refuses to break him out.
   
== Appearances ==
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===Actuality (2015)===
* ''[[Back to the Future]]''
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* Most outside payphones had been removed because of the prevalence of cellphones — something that'' Back to the Future Part II'' obviously didn't foresee, although bulky cellular telephones were in use in [[1989]].
* ''[[Back to the Future Part II]]''
 
   
== See also ==
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==Appearances==
* {{WP|Payphone}}
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*''[[Back to the Future]]''
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*''[[Back to the Future Part II]]''
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==See also==
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*{{WP|Payphone}}
 
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Latest revision as of 17:57, August 5, 2019

MartyWatch

Marty uses the payphone at Lou's Cafe.

"The prices [behind the counter in Lou's Cafe] fascinated Marty so completely that he must have stared at them long enough to convince the counterman that he was undesirable. / "Whatever you're selling, kid, we don't want any," he said abruptly. / "I'm not selling anything," Marty replied. "I just want to use the telephone." "
—From Back to the Future by George Gipe (quote, page 86)

A payphone was a coin-operated public telephone.

HistoryEdit

A payphone was situated in a booth in Lou's Cafe in 1955, with local calls costing 5¢ (better known as a nickel). Marty McFly made use of the phone on November 5 while he was making a call to Dr. Emmett Brown, after having looked up his number in the telephone directory. However, on calling Doc's number, Marty received no answer.

A video payphone bearing the AT&T logo was present in Courthouse Square in 2015, where Marty McFly, Jr. was spotted at one point through a binocular card used by Doc.

Behind the scenesEdit

Back-to-the-future-deleted-scenes-phone-booth-62

George McFly is trapped in a payphone booth at Hill Valley High School in a deleted scene from Back to the Future.

Actuality (2015)Edit

  • Most outside payphones had been removed because of the prevalence of cellphones — something that Back to the Future Part II obviously didn't foresee, although bulky cellular telephones were in use in 1989.

AppearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

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