Biff Tannen Quotes in Back to the Future (1985)


Biff Tannen Quotes:

  • [Marty enters his house and sees Biff harrassing George]

    Biff Tannen: I can't believe you'd loan me your car without telling me it had a blind spot. I could've been killed!

    George McFly: Blind spot? Now, now, Biff, now I never noticed that the car had any blind spot before when I would drive it. Hi, Son.

    Biff Tannen: What, are you blind, McFly? It's there. How else do you explain that wreck out there?

    George McFly: Biff, can I- Can I assume that your, uh, insurance is gonna pay for the damage?

    Biff Tannen: My insurance? It's your car. Your insurance should pay for it. I wanna know who's gonna pay for this?

    [shows his shirt]

    Biff Tannen: I spilled beer all over it when the car smashed into me. Who's gonna pay my cleaning bill?

  • [Recurring line in all three movies]

    Biff Tannen: Hey, McFly. I thought I told you never to come in here.

  • Biff Tannen: Since you're new here, I-I'm gonna cut you a break, today. So, why don't you make like a tree and get outta here?

  • Biff Tannen: Mr. McFly! Mr. McFly, this just arrived. Oh, hi, Marty. I think it's your new book.

    Lorraine Baines: Oh, honey! Your first novel.

    George McFly: Like I've always told you, you put your mind to it, you can accomplish *anything*.

    Biff Tannen: Oh, Marty. Marty, here's your keys. You're all waxed up, ready for tonight.

    Marty McFly: Keys?

  • Biff Tannen: What are you looking at, butthead?

    Skinhead: Hey, Biff, get a load of this guy's life preserver. Dork thinks he's gonna drown.

  • Biff Tannen: Say hi to your mom for me.

  • Biff Tannen: I have your car towed all the way to your house and all you got for me is lite beer?


  • [Biff is waxing George's car, it's a silver BMW]

    George McFly: Now, Biff, I want to make sure that we get two coats of wax this time, not just one.

    Biff Tannen: I'm just finishing up the second coat now.

    George McFly: Now, Biff, don't con me.

    Biff Tannen: [stammering] I'm sorry, Mr. McFly. I-I meant I was just starting on the second coat.

    George McFly: Biff. What a character. Always trying to get away with something. I've had to stay on top of Biff ever since high school. Although, if it wasn't for him...

    Lorraine Baines: We never would have fallen in love.

    George McFly: That's right.

  • [after Marty caused him to crash into a manure truck]

    Biff Tannen: [to his friends] I'm gonna get that son of a bitch.

  • Biff Tannen: And where's my reports?

    George McFly: Well, I haven't finished those up yet, but you know, I... I figured since they weren't due till...

    Biff Tannen: Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Huh? Think, McFly. Think! I gotta have time to get them retyped. Do you realize what would happen if I hand in my reports in your handwriting? I'll get fired. You wouldn't want that to happen, would ya? Would ya?

    George McFly: Of course not, Biff. Now, I wouldn't want that to happen. Now, look. I'll, uh, finish those reports on up tonight, and I'll run 'em on over first thing tomorrow, all right?

    Biff Tannen: Not too early. I sleep in Saturday. Oh, McFly, your shoe's untied.

    [jabs his finger up to George's face]

    Biff Tannen: Don't be so gullible, McFly. Got the place fixed up nice, though, McFly.

  • Marty McFly: What about the police, Biff? They're gonna match up the bullet with that gun.

    Biff Tannen: Kid, I own the police! Besides, they couldn't match up the bullet that killed your old man.

    Marty McFly: You son of a...

    [Biff cocks the gun]

    Biff Tannen: I suppose it's poetic justice - two McFlys with the same gun.

  • Biff Tannen: Hold on one second. Let's get this straight. Marty is *your* kid, not mine. And all the money in the world wouldn't do jack shit for that lazy bum!

    Lorraine Baines: Stop it, Biff, just stop it!

    Biff Tannen: Look at him. He's a butthead just like his old man was.

    Lorraine Baines: Don't you dare speak that way about George! You're not even half the man he was.

    [Biff throws her on the floor]

  • [Biff has just received his auto repair bill after crashing it into a manure truck]

    Biff Tannen: 300 bucks? 300 bucks for a couple of dents? Now, hey, that's bullshit, Terry.

    Terry: No, Biff, it was *horseshit*! The whole car was full of it. I had to pay old man Jones 80 bucks to haul it away!

    Biff Tannen: Old Man Jones! Probably re-sold it too. Now, I oughtta get something for *that*!

    Terry: You want to get something for it! We'll go inside, you can call Old Man Jones! If he wants to give you a refund, that's fine!

  • Lorraine Baines: Dammit Biff, that's it. I'm leaving!

    Biff Tannen: Oh, so go ahead. But think about this Lorraine, who's gonna pay for all your clothes, huh? And your jewelry, and your liquor? Who's gonna pay for your cosmetic surgery Lorraine?

    Lorraine Baines: You were the one who wanted me to get these-these things! If you want 'em back, you can have em.

    Biff Tannen: Look, Lorraine, you walk out that door and I won't only cut off you, I'll cut off your kids.

    Lorraine Baines: You wouldn't!

    Biff Tannen: Oh, wouldn't I? First, your daughter Linda, I'll cancel all her credit cards. She can settle her debts with the bank all by herself. Your idiot son Dave? I'll get his probation revoked. And as for Marty, well maybe you'd like to have all three of your kids behind bars just like your brother Joey. One big happy jailbird family.

    Lorraine Baines: Alright Biff, you win. I'll stay.

    Biff Tannen: [to Marty] As for you, I'll be back up here in an hour, so you better not be!

  • Marty McFly: Are you two related?

    Biff Tannen: [knocking on Marty's head] Hello? Hello? Anybody home? What do you think? Griff just called me Grandpa for his health?

  • Grandma Tannen: Biff, Biff, where are you goin' now?

    Biff Tannen: I told you, grandma, I'm goin' to the dance.

    Grandma Tannen: When you comin' home?

    Biff Tannen: I'll get home, when I get home.

    Grandma Tannen: Don't forget to turn off the garage lights!

  • Lorraine Baines: Biff, somebody already asked me to the dance.

    Biff Tannen: Who? That bug George McFly?

    Lorraine Baines: I'm going with Calvin Klein, okay?

    Biff Tannen: Calvin Klein? No, it's not okay!

  • Biff Tannen: That's about as funny as a screen door on a battleship.

    Marty McFly: [under his breath] It's "screen door on a submarine," you dork.

  • [Biff has chased Marty to the roof of a building]

    Biff Tannen: Go ahead, kid! Jump! A suicide will be nice and neat.

    Marty McFly: What if I don't?

    [Biff points gun at Marty]

    Biff Tannen: Lead poisoning.

  • Biff Tannen: Where is he?

    CPR Kid: Who?

    Biff Tannen: Calvin Klein.

    CPR Kid: Who?

    Biff Tannen: The guy with the hat. Where is he?

    CPR Kid: Oh he went that way. I think he took your wallet!

    [to bystander]

    CPR Kid: I think he took his wallet.

  • Marty McFly: Okay, everybody let's back up now, huh? Let's back up... let's everybody back up, give him a little bit of room, okay? A little bit of air. It's okay, I know CPR.

    [to CPR Kid]

    Marty McFly: I know CPR.

    CPR Kid: What's CPR?

    Biff Tannen: [coming to consciousness] YOU!

    [Marty knocks out Biff]

    Marty McFly: It's fine.

    CPR Kid: Hey? Did you just take his wallet?

    [to the crowd]

    CPR Kid: He just took that guy's wallet!

  • Biff Tannen: [Calmly] Okay, have a seat.

    [Marty just stands there]

    Biff Tannen: [Angrily] SIT DOWN!

  • Biff Tannen: You're supposed to be in Switzerland, you little son of a bitch!

    Marty McFly: My father?

    Biff Tannen: Did you get kicked out of another boarding school? Damn it, Lorraine, do you know how much perfectly good dough I blow on this no-good kid of yours, huh? On all three of them!

    Lorraine Baines: What the hell do you care? We can afford it! The least we can do with all that money is provide a better life for our children!

  • Biff Tannen: Hey kid, say hello to your grandma for me.

  • [Biff is walking down the street when a basketball suddenly rolls his way. He picks it up claiming it for himself]

    Basketball Kids: [rightful owners come up] Give us our ball back. Give us our ball back.

    Biff Tannen: Is this your ball?

    Basketball Kids: Yes!

    Biff Tannen: Do you want it back?

    Basketball Kids: Yes!

    Biff Tannen: [throws the basketball onto an upper balcony of a brown house] Well, go get it! Ha-ha!

  • Biff Tannen Museum Narrator: Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the Biff Tannen Museum! Dedicated to Hill Valley's #1 Citizen. And America's greatest living folk hero. The one and only Biff Tannen. Of course we've all heard the legend, but who is the man? Inside you will learn how Biff Tannen became one of the richest and most powerful men in America. Learn the amazing history of the Tannen family, starting with his great-grandfather, Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen, fastest gun in the West. See Biff's humble beginnings and how a trip to the race track on his 21st Birthday made him a millionaire overnight. Share in the excitement of a fabulous winning streak that earned him the nickname "The Luckiest Man on Earth." Learn how Biff parlayed that lucky winning streak into the vast empire called Biffco. Discover how, in 1979, Biff successfully lobbied to legalize gambling and turned Hill Valley's dilapidated courthouse into a beautiful casino-hotel!

    Biff Tannen: I just wanna say one thing! God Bless America.

    Biff Tannen Museum Narrator: Meet the women who shared in his passion as he searched for true love. And relive Biff's happiest moment as in 1973, he realized his life long romantic dream by marrying his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Baines McFly.

    Biff Tannen: Third times a charm.

    [French kisses Lorraine]

    Marty McFly: NO!

  • Biff Tannen: Hey butthead!

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