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Mac and Me (1988)

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

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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Janet Cruise
... Michael Cruise
... Courtney (as Katrina Caspary)
Lauren Stanley ... Debbie
... Eric Cruise
... Mitford
... Wickett
Ivan J. Rado ... Zimmerman
... Jack Jr
... Linda
Jack Eiseman ... Splatter Car Driver
Barbara Allyne Bennet ... Scientist
Richard Bravo ... Mover #1
Gary Brockette ... Doctor #2
Sherri Stone Butler ... Checkout Girl
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An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

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How two boys worlds apart become the best of friends. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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MGM [United States]

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12 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo Mac  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,424,112
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1.85 : 1
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Part of the film's box-office intake was donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. See more »

Goofs

When the vacuum pulls Debbie across the ceiling and wall, the girl is an obvious dummy. 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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Referenced in OAF: Our Alien Friend (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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ET II: Electric Boogaloo
13 September 2003 | by 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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