A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

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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 ...
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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 wheelchair-bound boy.

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Eric's new in the neighborhood. Mac's new on the planet. See more »


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12 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Mi amigo Mac  »

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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 »

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Michael's older, stronger, much larger stunt double pulls Eric and his wheelchair into the moving van. See more »

Quotes

Singer: tired of feeling all by myself Being so different From everyone else Somehow you knew I needed your help Be my friend forever I never found My star in the night Feeling my dream was Far from my sight You came along and I saw the light We'll be friends forever CHORUS: I can't face the Thought of you leaving So take me along I swear I'll be strong If you take me Wherever you go I wanna learn the things That you know Now that you Made me believe I want you to take me 'Cause I long to be able To ...
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Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: Phelous's Ladder (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Not a Stranger Anymore
Performed by Jara Lane
Music by Alan Silvestri
Lyrics by Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker and Mike Curb
Produced and Arranged by Bob Gaudio
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Odd
20 November 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

While most of the comments made by other viewers deriding this movie are

accurate, does it really matter? It is just a very poorly made film. There is no more product placement than seen in many other films, but it is so poorly

integrated I can understand why people see it as obnoxious. The rest of the film is disjointed and many scenes are superfluous, but there are plenty of movies aimed at the family market that are just as objectionable. I enjoyed watching it on cable last night for the first time (if only to laugh at it), but I can see why kids may have enjoyed it. I remember when it was theatrically released during my

childhood. Yet even at that time it looked ridiculous, lacking the camp appeal it has now.

To respond to some of the site users who mentioned Alan Silvestri's score as

being well done. He is not a bad composer, but he blatantly rips off a lot of his own work (or recycles it), such as his most impressive score (Back to the

Future). Not to mention, he rips off bits from Jerry Goldsmith's score to Gremlins (Gizmo's accompanying whistling noises now provided by Mac). This proves

how little originality existed anywhere in this film.

I will agree with everyone that the aliens are awful looking: they are creepy, funny, and altogether unpleasant to see onscreen (even in clothing at the end of the film). As for the dance number, though it was ridiculous, the dancers were better than the majority of the actors in the film.

Small note: It seemed a little odd that the doctor pulled out a half-used bottle of sedatives from his pocket and gave one to the lead character after the ravine incident.


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