Kim Basinger who, along with Anjelica Houston was offered the female lead role, they both declined; nevertheless composer Alan Silvestri links Mac and Me and My Stepmother Is an Alien, the latter Basinger starred in - incidentally both films dealt with aliens and were released in 1988 - as he scored both of these films. See more »
The Mercury Cougar totaled during the car crash scene is later seen, undamaged and being driven, during one of the chase scenes. See more »
I was 13 the summer that MAC AND ME came out and even then I could sense how calculated and commercial it was. Naturally, I didn't see it (like the majority of the world). But with its new cult standing, I had to finally check it out and it definitely deserves its standing. What were they thinking? An E.T. rip off about 5 years too late. And not only that, it rips off a major moment from STARMAN, right down to the aliens walking through fire. The level of product placement is astounding. I haven't seen this much Coke on screen since BLOW (ah, boo yourself!). I counted 15 moments where characters offer up a Coke (Skittles and McDonalds get off light compared to that). Seriously, one could start a Coca-Cola drinking game with this but I fear people participating might have their teeth rot out by the end of the 90 minutes. I will say that I like the alien designs better than the horrifically ugly E.T., even if these aliens do look like Imogene Coca in NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION. I will also give the production credit for casting a real boy in a wheelchair in the lead. I will give them a hug and kiss for throwing said boy off a cliff. Again, what in the world were they thinking? I give this a 10 for being so amazingly blatant.
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