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Mac and Me (1988)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  12 August 1988 (USA)
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A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC ?) trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a young boy in a wheel chair.

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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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Mitford
Martin West ...
Wickett
Ivan J. Rado ...
Zimmerman
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Jack Jr
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Linda
Jack Eiseman ...
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Richard Bravo ...
Mover #1
Gary Brockette ...
Doctor #2
Sherri Stone Butler ...
Checkout Girl
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A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC ?) trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a young boy in a wheel chair.

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How two boys worlds apart become the best of friends. See more »


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$6,424,112 (USA)
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Listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide". See more »

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The Mercury Cougar totaled during the car crash scene is later seen, undamaged and being driven, during one of the chase scenes. See more »

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Eric Cruise: [spinning a flower in a soda can straw] Maybe these are just flowers?
Courtney: How about a spaceship?
Debbie: Great.
Michael Cruise: Yeah, and then we have a close encounter of the third kind.
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Take Me, I'll Follow You
Performed by Bobby Caldwell
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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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