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Janet Cruise
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Michael Cruise
Tina Caspary ...
Courtney (as Katrina Caspary)
Lauren Stanley ...
Debbie
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Eric Cruise
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Mitford
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Wickett
Ivan J. Rado ...
Zimmerman
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Jack Jr
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Linda
Jack Eiseman ...
Splatter Car Driver
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Scientist
Richard Bravo ...
Mover #1
Gary Brockette ...
Doctor #2
Sherri Stone Butler ...
Checkout Girl
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An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

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Out of this world and into your heart. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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12 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Mi amigo Mac  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,424,112 (USA)
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The McDonalds scenes were all shot in City of Industry, CA, just outside Los Angeles. The set was an actual McDonalds built specifically for crew member training and filming television commercials. Everything inside worked, but it never served a real customer. When it wasn't being used, it was locked up behind a chain link fence. From its construction to the day it was torn down, it was never open to the public. See more »

Goofs

When the little girl sucks Mac into the vacuum and gets flung around the room, a track that goes up the wall, across the ceiling, down the other wall and across the floor is visible for the entire scene. See more »

Quotes

Debbie: [yelling to Eric after he falls off a cliff in his wheelchair] Swim to the side Eric! Swim!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Nukie (2011) See more »

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The Twilight Zone Theme
Written by Marius Constant
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Hey everyone, dance party at McDonald's; let's go!
6 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The dance party scene was such subtle product placement. I can't say why exactly, but for some reason I was left craving a Big Mac after watching the movie. Hmmm....

If anyone can watch the dance scene and tell me exactly why it was in the movie, I would love to hear it. Also perplexing were the jogging scene with musical score (even Phil Collins at his worst would have been an improvement) and the cameo by that annoying red-headed kid from 'Different Strokes'. Perhaps someone who has watched the movie repeatedly and considers it a cult favorite could enlighten us....?

I do like the fact that the producers cast a kid in a wheelchair as the star, but the writing was awful and the plot was laughably bad. It was an ET knock-off right up to the end, where you will find a shocking conclusion rivaled only by "The Usual Suspects"!


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