Watch: A Mysterious 'Back to the Future' Viral Video from Argentina

August 25, 2011

Back to the Future Viral Video

After recently revealing one of the lingering mysteries from the classic Back to the Future trilogy, the explanation behind the meeting of Doc Brown and Marty McFly, a strange new video has appeared online featuring one of those two time traveler's along with the signature DeLorean time machine everyone knows and loves. Shot as a found footage piece, the short video finds the DeLorean skyrocketing down a street in Argentina and driving into some sort of open store front. Then suddenly Doc Brown (actually Christopher Lloyd) emerges and is excited to discover that he's arrived in the year 2011. This is awesome, whatever it is!

Check out the viral video from YouTube, as first stumbled upon by

Well, apparently the video is actually for some sort of commercial (according to another video that some on-lookers shot while stunt cars and such were being used). Since the above video cuts short and there's no details from the people who spotted the shoot itself, we're not sure for what this commercial is supposed to be advertising. But I have to say, if there was going to be a Back to the Future IV, I would love it if the first trailer was in the style of the Cloverfield teaser where some kids were interrupted by the time machine barreling down the street with Doc and Marty coming out of the car in some sort of panic. But of course, I really don't think we need more Back to the Future at this point, we should let sleeping dogs lie. Thoughts?

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Pretty cool, nice to see Christopher Lloyd back as Doc. One problem though...Back to the Future Part II takes place in 2015, why is Doc so amazed to be in 2011? Maybe he's shocked that with only 4 years to go, we're not that close to having flying cars, hoverboards, and Jaws 19 in theaters ­čÖé

Mike Kane on Aug 25, 2011


Maybe it's the outcome of the changes Doc and Marty did in their time traveling adventures that we're now left with this new hoverboard-less Jaws 3 future? This is heavy!

Dale Morgan on Aug 25, 2011


Presumably, Doc did a time travel "off screen." This could be his first trip to this far into the future.

MovieWV on Aug 26, 2011


Jaws 19 was in 3D!!

Steven on Aug 26, 2011


Instead of Jaws 19, Doc found a massive era of 80's tv shows and film remakes.

Manuel on Aug 27, 2011


Hi! I'm from Argentina and had the oportunity to see the De Lorean myself 2 days ago! Wow! Im a great fan of Back to the future trilogy. The sequence in the video it's part of a commercial of the store Garbarino and will soon be full released. Thanks!

Dr.I! on Aug 25, 2011


Anything Argentina is awesome !!!

Tester on Aug 25, 2011


That's right. I'm from Buenos Aires too, and the footage was all over the news. Great to see Doc Brown in Buenos Aires!!!

Manuel on Aug 26, 2011


He doesn't quite have the same level of┬áenthusiasm sadly ­čÖü┬á

Dom on Aug 26, 2011


...Then again, this wasn't Bob directing. I have a feeling that Lloyd could still reach "that" level you miss. Maybe the more subtle tone played better here with the more hand-held realism-feel. Who knows...

JennyB on Aug 26, 2011


I wish we could see more Back to the Future films. Great teaser though, got my heart a-thumping. Even if it's just a clothes commercial.

Arianne T. Ferrer on Aug 26, 2011


It's a commercial for a hardware store called Garbarino. It's a teaser, the full commercial isn't still finished. It will be aired soon.

guest on Aug 26, 2011


they should have let the sleeping dogs lie for the Indiana Jones. Back to the Future series does not need to be rebooted. Plus you can't replace Christopher Lloyd and Michael J just can't! And the way they needed the 3rd movie (with the steam train taking off), was so classic and unreal, it would be so unwise to try and go off of that. If they reboot it, ill be extremely disappointed!

JBrotsis on Aug 26, 2011


Garbarino, an electronics and appliance chain store brought a DeLorean into one of its stores as a promotion. This "publicidad" (commercial) plays off the promo. The car is modified Toyota Celica. Argentine ads are often very creative, fun and keep on message --in this case, the future is here at Gabarino. 

Special Agent on Aug 26, 2011


nice FXs ... Argentinian .... FAIL

j4v on Aug 26, 2011


Need pension money. Fair play to him.

Crapola on Aug 26, 2011


It would have been funny if he emerged from the Delorean and said, "In the future there is no cure for multiple sclerosis"

Marty Mcfly ruined my future on Aug 26, 2011


That girl is hot.

Steven on Aug 26, 2011


There is a new film on IMDB with Lloyd in no details except it is about time travel due out 2012..... perhaps there is something going on

RIchard on Aug 26, 2011


As much as I'd love to see more BttF, it is my favorite childhood movie next to Time bandits, I'm going to have to just say that you can't always go home again. Marty and Doc will always remain, to me at least, as they were/are in the trilogy.

Johnny Neat on Aug 26, 2011


Hey Johnny, did you hear they were going to remake Time Bandits? That's just pure evil!

Crapola on Aug 26, 2011


it looks like he is saying what is this with regard to the camcorder, but there was a camcorder in the first movie?

Greenrawhide on Aug 27, 2011


It does look good. Gives a modern spin on the movies and proves there's still a thirst out there for the story and the characters (Including the DeLorean!!!) I just hope if they do make a fourth that they get the script right and not have another 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' debacle!

Fwkelly on Aug 27, 2011


This is from an comercial of an argentinean apliance store named "Garbarino". It is A delorean. That guy is Doc brown and the celica was used for stunts shots. Wanna pictures? look at this.

Agustin Skorp on Aug 28, 2011


Great SCOTT, NO!

Robotprophet on Aug 29, 2011


Why Argentina? those people are duchebags

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2011


redskulllives.... Are you jealous??? Eat that!

Isabel on Dec 14, 2011


This is the last Garbarino Ad:

PAT on Sep 7, 2011


Why Argentina? 'Cause here a our duchebag talents in publicity had the creativity to do it and yours didn't. If I were you I'd STFU, moron.

San_cora05 on Sep 11, 2011

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