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Mac and Me (1988)

An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

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In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young
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Courtney (as Katrina Caspary)
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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
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Barbara Allyne Bennet ...
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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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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
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The scenes of Mac running from the backyard into the hills were filmed in Hacienda Heights, California. See more »

Goofs

When the vacuum pulls Debbie across the ceiling and wall, the girl is an obvious dummy. See more »

Quotes

Janet Cruise: Who broke the lamp?
Michael Cruise: Well, Sherlock Holmes, here. thinks he saw a ghost.
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References Starman (1984) See more »

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Waves
Performed by Debbie Lytton
Written by Marti Sharron and Glen Ballard
Produced by Marti Sharron and Michael Lloyd
Arranged by Michael Lloyd (uncredited)
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some things to think about.
10 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

1. One of the lead characters spends the entire film in a MacDonald's uniform (and looks pretty good in it I might add).

2. There is an extended song and dance sequence, that gets way out of hand, taking place inside and outside. . . MacDonald's.

3. There is an extended cameo by Ronald. . . MacDonald.

4. The Alien and the movie is called. . .MAC.

5. The Aliens are saved by drinking Coca Cola.

6. This movie stinks.

7. This film fall under the "barely legal ripoff" category for its shameless mirroring of ET.

7. This movie might be fun if you make a drinking game out of it. Have a sip (of soda of course) every time you see blatant product placement. Unfortunately, you'll need a trip to the ER by the end of the movie (from the sugar in the soda).


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