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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Cruise
Michael Cruise
Tina Caspary ...
Courtney (as Katrina Caspary)
Lauren Stanley ...
Jade Calegory ...
Eric Cruise
Martin West ...
Ivan J. Rado ...
Jack Jr
Jack Eiseman ...
Splatter Car Driver
Richard Bravo ...
Mover #1
Gary Brockette ...
Doctor #2
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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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Out of this world and into your heart. See more »


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Release Date:

12 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo Mac  »

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$6,424,112 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Eric Cruise uses a wheelchair in real life. See more »


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


Janet Cruise: It's ruined. It's totally ruined.
Eric Cruise: It wasn't me, mom! It was a little creature! I saw it!
Janet Cruise: The house is totally destroyed.
Eric Cruise: What do you want me to say?
Janet Cruise: I don't want you to say anything!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Badi (2011) See more »


Take Me, I'll Follow You
Performed by Bobby Caldwell
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ET II: Electric Boogaloo
13 September 2003 | by (CA, USA) – See all my reviews

As someone else mentioned, this movie was full of unintentional laughs. The kid in the wheelchair barrelling down the hill and then careening off the side of a cliff at mock speed was in a word...hilarious. It's too bad all of the actors in this piece of turd turned in some BAD performances, because I wanted to root for them, instead I snickered. The aliens looked to be made of paper machete and old panty hose. The alien did nothing but raise hell for the kids and their families, there were even a few cringeworthy dance numbers (in a McDonald's parking lot no less) and an ending that looked and felt cornier then any field in Iowa. If you wanna laugh and snark, rent this movie. If you're looking for a QUALITY movie for your kids, skip this one.

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