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 ...
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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo Mac  »

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$6,424,112 (USA)
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This film ends with a freeze frame and the superimposed title "We'll be back!" It was such a dismal box office failure that the proposed sequel was never made. See more »

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A single mother of two who didn't have a job in 10 years is buying a new house, much bigger than the one she had before, before her first day of work. See more »

Quotes

Janet Cruise: [after seeing that the mess the house was previously in has been cleared up] I can't believe it, the house looks perfect, you cleared up this mess for me?
Michael Cruise: It wasn't us; I mean think about it mom: is this something we would do?
Janet Cruise: Good point.
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Send Out a Signal
Written and Performed by Larry Hart
Produced by Brooks Arthur and Larry Hart
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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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