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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:

Eric's new in the neighborhood. Mac's new on the planet. 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

Old canister-style vacuums do not have a "reversible" motor. Users simply move the hose from one end to the other. See more »

Quotes

Ronald McDonald: Hiya, kid. How's it going?
Eric Cruise: It's fine.
Ronald McDonald: Nice teddy bear.
[laughs]
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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 Robot Ninja (1989) 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

 
Mental programming brought to you by McDonalds.
5 June 2002 | by GISmoviesSee all my reviews

Mental programming brought to you by McDonalds. The brilliant marketing geniuses at McDonalds manufactured this movie in 1988. It's so obvious and contrived that it's a bad movie classic. Product placement, Bad dialogue and a Musical song and dance number (in a McDonalds nonetheless) makes this movie a cult classic. I suggest renting this movie and eating a big mac and fries at the same time. 6/10


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