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Mac and Me (1988)

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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
Jade Calegory ...
Eric Cruise
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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 ...
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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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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12 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo Mac  »

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$6,424,112 (USA)
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Kim Basinger and Anjelica Huston were each offered the female lead role. Both declined. See more »

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When Mac is stretched while holding the chain link fence, then shot into the air, strings are visible holding the puppet. See more »

Quotes

Ronald McDonald: Hiya, kid. How's it going?
Eric Cruise: It's fine.
Ronald McDonald: Nice teddy bear.
[laughs]
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Take Me, I'll Follow You
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"Mac" = Cheese.
3 March 2003 | by (NYC 'Burbs) – See all my reviews

I know it's a little silly to write a review of a film 15 years after its release. But this poorly done film made its way onto one of my cable movie channels last night, and I feel the need to have a violent, outward reaction outside of the projectile vomiting I experienced.

People, this film is bad. Really bad. Bad like "Showgirls" bad, where it's so bad, it's both insulting and laughable simultaneously. And forgive me, but anybody who finds this 95-minute commercial for McDonalds and Coca-Cola to be warm-hearted or well done in any way knows not a thing about what makes a movie good, and needs a great deal of emotional counseling.

First, let's reiterate that point about this being an extended commercial. Folks, it is. The product placement in this film is shameless.

Next, there are basic things that make a film "good," like strong acting, a well-written script, superior camerawork or quality special effects. "Mac and Me" has none of these. Wooden posts would have made for better actors. The script clunks and thuds with every ridiculous, uninspired line. And the alien creatures of the film, with their bug-eyes and protruding bellies, look about a life-like as melted candles.

I also have to make a point of just how much of a rip-off of "E.T." this film was. Not only is the plot just a poor carbon copy, but even the title of this attrocity becomes an act of thievery when it's revealed that "Mac" stands for "Mysterious Alien Creature." I'm not even the biggest fan of uber-cutesy "E.T." either, but at least there the attempts at manipulation are somewhat subtle. Here, the filmmakers fell just short of subtitles at the bottom of the screen that said "LAUGH HERE" and/or "CRY NOW."

And the cherry atop Stewart Rafill's bile sundae? The scene inside a McDonald's (Our aforementioned sponsor) when normal, everyday patrons suddenly and spontaneously spring to life into a choreographed dance sequence. Yeh, that happens at the Greasy Mac's on Route 1 near my house every freakin' day.

Saps only will buy into laughable hunk of junk... for the rest of you out there, I recommend this movie only if you're looking for new additions to your Ten Worst List.


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