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Mac and Me (1988)

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


Stewart Raffill
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




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 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


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

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Out of this world and into your heart. See more »


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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]





Release Date:

12 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo Mac See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The McDonalds scenes were all shot in City of Industry, CA, just outside Los Angeles. The set was a real-life McDonald's built specifically for crew member training and filming television commercials. Everything inside worked, but it never served a real customer. When it wasn't being used, it was locked up behind a chain link fence. It has since been torn down, then in 2006 was rebuilt but has never been open to the public. See filming locations for the exact address. See more »


When Mac's family is being revived with Coca-Cola, the cans (with straws) are given to them at an angle that would cause them to leak if they were full. It's clear from the way the humans hold them that the cans are already empty before the aliens drink. See more »


Singer: tired of feeling all by myself Being so different From everyone else Somehow you knew I needed your help Be my friend forever I never found My star in the night Feeling my dream was Far from my sight You came along and I saw the light We'll be friends forever CHORUS: I can't face the Thought of you leaving So take me along I swear I'll be strong If you take me Wherever you go I wanna learn the things That you know Now that you Made me believe I want you to take me 'Cause I long to be able To ...
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Alternate Versions

The original Japanese VHS release of this film features an earlier cut of the film with an alternative ending where Eric is shot through the back by a cop. There are also some other minor color tinting and editing difference between the Japanese and U.S cuts. See more »


Wait and Break My Heart Tomorrow
Performed by The Flint River Band
Written by Greg Allen
Produced by Harley Hatcher
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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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