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[[Image:MartyWatch.jpg|thumb|300px|Marty uses the payphone at Lou's Cafe.]]
 
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{{Quote|The prices ''[behind the counter]'' 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 novelization|Back to the Future]]'' by [[George Gipe]] (quote, page 86)}}
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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]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
There was a payphone 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]], after having looked up his number in the [[telephone directory]]. Local calls cost .
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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==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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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''.]]
 
*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.
 
*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.
*In real life, by 2015 most outside payphones had been removed because of the prevalence of cell phones, something that'' Back to the Future Part II'' obviously didn't foresee (although bulky cellular telephones were in use in 1989).
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===Actuality (2015)===
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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]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Latest revision as of 17:57, August 5, 2019

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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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