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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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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:

How two boys worlds apart become the best of friends. 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a review in the Washington Post, Richard Harrington wrote "In fact, "MAC and Me" could just as well have been called "O.T. - The Other Terrestrial," so frequent and clumsy are its references to "E.T." Forget about calling home; E.T., call lawyer". See more »

Goofs

When Eric leaves Sears with his mother behind him, the door handles on the store across the street clearly say Sears. The sequence was shot at the Costa Mesa CA store, with a separate merchandise pickup building across the street from the main store. See more »

Quotes

Michael Cruise: That thing I was telling you about, it's in the teddy suit.
Courtney: Oh, no way. He's so cute.
Michael Cruise: Yeah, real cute. Listen, those guys who are following us, they're here.
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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

Featured in Cinemassacre Video: Mac and Me (2018) 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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