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


Stewart Raffill
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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 ... 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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How two boys worlds apart become the best of friends. See more »


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Did You Know?


The Cruise family van is a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Wolfsburg Edition. See more »


When MAC is tap dancing on the counter with the McDonald's crew members behind him, there menu above their heads lists items, but not prices. See more »


Michael Cruise: You know what I feel like?
Eric Cruise: A Big Mac?
Michael Cruise: The man's psychic!
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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 »


You Knew What You Were Doing (Every Inch Of The Way)
Performed by Marcella Detroit (as Marcy Levy)
Written by Marcella Detroit (as Marcy Levy) and Jeff Barry
Produced by Jeff Barry and Brooks Arthur
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A laughable rip-off
24 April 2000 | by DockelektroSee all my reviews

What were the people that invested money in this movie thinking about when they aproved this stinking piece of... It's shameless, the way they used the kid, and the alien to reformulate whit camouflage the ET formula. It's really disgusting to see that when many people are dying of starvation around the world there are people spending money with movies that revolve around aliens that drink Coke and go to Mc Donald's and that exist movies that are sponsored by multinacional companies that create a diversion to their money just for fun, extending the ET effect far beyond the limits of the reasonable. Kill this piece of excrement!!! I was ashamed to watch this movie, and the channel which spent money broadcasting should be ashamed. Mac and Me... it even rimes with ET!!! And that whistling bit... how ridiculous!

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Release Date:

12 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mac and Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,061,464, 14 August 1988

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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