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MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty ImagesBy: STEPHEN IERVOLINO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Sharp-eyed fans' attention to detail while watching Back to the Future Part II on Netflix has gotten major attention from the streaming service.  Apparentl...

‘Back to the Future Part II’ writer asks Universal to “destroy” censored version of the sequel that ran on Netflix

MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty ImagesBy: STEPHEN IERVOLINO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Sharp-eyed fans' attention to detail while watching Back to the Future Part II on Netflix has gotten major attention from the streaming service. 

Apparently, Netflix had been running a censored version of the film without realizing it. The cut, which the fan noticed, included a sloppy deletion of Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly discovering family nemesis Biff had smuggled a French girly magazine inside the cover of that troublesome Gray's Sports Almanac

Now the movie's screenwriter, Bob Gale, is sounding off, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "Apparently, this was a foreign version which neither director Robert Zemeckis nor I even knew existed, for some country that had a problem with the Oh La La magazine cover.  I asked that the studio destroy this version."

Gale added, "FYI, Netflix does not edit films -- they only run the versions that are supplied to them.  So they're blameless. You can direct your ire at Universal, but I think they will be a lot more careful in the future -- and with 'the future.'"

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