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Mac and Me (1988)

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

Director:

Stewart Raffill
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On TV

Airs Sat. May. 04, 2:00 AM on TCM

ON DISC
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 ... 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:

Mac and Me 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

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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

Jennifer Aniston made her debut in this movie as an uncredited extra. She can be seen sitting on a curb, watching the dancers in the McDonald's parking lot. See more »

Goofs

MAC "flies" out of the McDonald's when he sees the agents coming for him. People are clearly holding him up by his arms. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Waves
Performed by Debbie Lytton
Written by Marti Sharron and Glen Ballard
Produced by Marti Sharron and Michael Lloyd
Arranged by Michael Lloyd (uncredited)
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!
17 February 2003 | by starwarsladySee all my reviews

Awe man i love this movie, i remember going to my friends house just to watch it, when we were little. Yes i know it is a little cheesy, but so is other stuff, and movies. I think people should give this film more credit, it was good for it's time, still it isnt ET, but it is good in it's own way. And the guy who played Michael was HOT!!!!!!!


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