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Mac and Me (1988)

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

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Stewart Raffill
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Ebersole ... Janet Cruise
Jonathan Ward ... Michael Cruise
Tina Caspary ... Courtney (as Katrina Caspary)
Lauren Stanley Lauren Stanley ... Debbie
Jade Calegory ... Eric Cruise
Vinnie Torrente ... Mitford
Martin West ... Wickett
Ivan J. Rado ... Zimmerman
Danny Cooksey ... Jack Jr
Laura Waterbury ... Linda
Jack Eiseman Jack Eiseman ... Splatter Car Driver
Barbara Allyne Bennet Barbara Allyne Bennet ... Scientist
Richard Bravo Richard Bravo ... Mover #1
Gary Brockette ... Doctor #2
Sherri Stone Butler Sherri Stone Butler ... Checkout Girl
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Coca Cola and McDonalds backed the movie, thus the numerous references to both of those products. See more »

Goofs

Near the start of the movie, a cameraman reflected in glass screen at the Army lab. See more »

Quotes

Debbie: [yelling to Eric after he falls off a cliff in his wheelchair] Swim to the side Eric! Swim!
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Alternate Versions

SPOILER: The original Japanese VHS release of features an earlier cut of the film, with an alternative ending. When Eric wheels after the aliens heading back into the shopping mall, a police officer tries to grab him and falls over. This causes his gun to discharge a bullet, striking Eric through the chest and killing him instantly. This explains why Eric is suddenly motionless when the building explodes. In all other versions, it's implied he died from the explosion. There are also some other minor color tinting and editing differences. See more »


Soundtracks

Down to Earth
Performed by Ashford & Simpson
Written by Allee Willis and Danny Sembello
Produced by Ashford & Simpson
Executive Producer Brooks Arthur
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User Reviews

Were they serious?
22 December 1998 | by shark-19See all my reviews

Oh, yeah--just rent it once. Watch it with friends. If not for the fact that it's completely different from ET--this kid's in a wheelchair! If not for the fact that the alien saves the boy as he rolls out of control down a hill! The absolute best (you'll think I'm making this up) the song-and-dance number in the McDonald's (!) featuring the entire football team and cheer-leading squad (!) all in full uniform (!) in an effort to elude the police!!! I was rolling on the floor.


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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mac and Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,061,464, 14 August 1988

Gross USA:

$6,424,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,424,112
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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