Mac and Me is a 1988 family-friendly adventure-comedy film directed by Stewart Raffill. It features a significant amount of product placement from Coca-Cola and the McDonalds fast food restaurant chain. It has also been criticized for being highly derivative of the film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
A family of alien beings is inadvertently brought to Earth by a United States space probe. The youngest alien becomes separated from the family during their escape from a government facility. The alien meets and befriends Eric, a ten-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair. Eric and the alien (whom Eric names "Mac") must elude government agents until Mac can find his family.
- Christine Ebersole as Janet Cruise
- Jonathan Ward as Michael Cruise
- Jade Calegory as Eric Cruise
- The trailer for Season 12 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (released on November 12th, 2018) revealed that Mac and Me would be one of the films riffed.
- Mac and Me features un-credited appearances by Jennifer Aniston and Nikki Cox as dancers, both of whom later enjoyed success in television and (to a lesser extent) films.
- Mac and Me is part of a running gag that has occurred when actor Paul Rudd appears on the various incarnations of Conan O'Brien's late-night TV talk show. The gag consists of Rudd saying that he is about to show a clip from his latest project, but instead shows a clip from Mac and Me in which Eric in his wheelchair (an obvious dummy) falls off a cliff then cuts to a close-up of Mac's surprised face.