Marty McFly, Jules Brown, and Verne Brown traveled from 1991 to August 5, 1926 in attempt to prevent an accident that caused Emmett Brown to have a fear of fishing. Instead, Emmett's line got tangled on the Hinklehuffins biplane. Emmett's stunt was recorded, and it caused him to become a silent film star when his Uncle Oliver signed a film contract with the director D.W. Tannen. After it became apparent that Tannen didn't care about Emmett's well-being, Oliver terminated Emmett's contract. Emmett's experience as a stuntman in his youth caused him to no longer have his fear as a grown man.