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

Director:

Stewart Raffill
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 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 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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Taglines:

Out of this world and into your heart. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

Mi amigo Mac See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,424,112
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mac and Me Joint Venture See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

M.A.C. is an acronym for Mysterious Alien Creature. See more »

Goofs

When Michael tries to pull Eric and his wheelchair into the van while being chased, Michael is wearing sunglasses in one shot, but not before or after he pulls Eric into the van. 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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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Gordy (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Wait and Break My Heart Tomorrow
Performed by The Flint River Band
Written by Greg Allen
Produced by Harley Hatcher
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Hilarious
7 June 2004 | by jamison_hult4646See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie in the theater when it came out in 1988. ( I was eleven). I think i almost died laughing at the part when that kid in the wheelchair went rolling down the hill. I just remember crack ing up out loud. If you have somewhat of a cruel sense of humor, you have to rent this movie just for that part. It's hilarious! Other then

that this movie pretty much bit the dust. Pretty obvious who sponsored this movie. You couldn't go five minutes without seeing somebody eating McDonalds or drinking Coca-Cola. Overall, I recommend this movie to any soccer mom you wants to promote bad haircuts,junk food, and night mares of gangly, demented looking aliens who are obsessed with pucker ing their lips to their kids.


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