3.3/10
10,901
134 user 47 critic

Mac and Me (1988)

TV Program
3:23 | TV Program
An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

Director:

Stewart Raffill
Reviews
Popularity
4,022 ( 434)
Bottom Rated Movies #71 | 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Dodger must confront the struggles of life as he is visited by the Garbage Pail Kids and intimidated by some older bullies.

Director: Rod Amateau
Stars: Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Phil Fondacaro
The Wizard (1989)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.

Director: Todd Holland
Stars: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.

Director: William Dear
Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director: Richard Greenberg
Stars: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais
Short Circuit (1986)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ernest accidentally unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins
Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Tim Blaney
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,061,464, 14 August 1988

Gross USA:

$6,424,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,424,112
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film ends with a freeze frame and the superimposed title "We'll be back!" It was such a dismal box office failure that the proposed sequel was never made. See more »

Goofs

MAC "flies" out of the McDonald's when he sees the agents coming for him. People are clearly holding him up by his arms. 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.
See more »

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 »


Soundtracks

Down to Earth
Performed by Ashford & Simpson
Written by Allee Willis and Danny Sembello
Produced by Ashford & Simpson
Executive Producer Brooks Arthur
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hey everyone, dance party at McDonald's; let's go!
6 December 2005 | by Ronald_MexicoSee all my reviews

The dance party scene was such subtle product placement. I can't say why exactly, but for some reason I was left craving a Big Mac after watching the movie. Hmmm....

If anyone can watch the dance scene and tell me exactly why it was in the movie, I would love to hear it. Also perplexing were the jogging scene with musical score (even Phil Collins at his worst would have been an improvement) and the cameo by that annoying red-headed kid from 'Different Strokes'. Perhaps someone who has watched the movie repeatedly and considers it a cult favorite could enlighten us....?

I do like the fact that the producers cast a kid in a wheelchair as the star, but the writing was awful and the plot was laughably bad. It was an ET knock-off right up to the end, where you will find a shocking conclusion rivaled only by "The Usual Suspects"!


25 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 134 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed