A nostalgic children's movie made even better by MST3K
over 5 years
Mac and Me is a 1988 sci-fi fantasy film co-written (with Steve Feke) and directed by Stewart Raffill about a "Mysterious Alien Creature" (MAC) escapes from nefarious NASA agents and is befriended by a young boy who uses a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family, from whom he has been separated. The film stars Jade Calegory (in his only film appearance), Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Katrina Caspary and Lauren Stanley. It is also Jennifer Aniston's debut film (playing an uncredited role as an extra).
The film is known for its numerous and blatant product placements, including Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Skittles and Sears. The main character's name, Mac, is proclaimed by the main character to mean "Mysterious Alien Creature." The only foods the alien requires are Coke and Skittles. A five minute-long impromptu dance number, featuring Ronald McDonald, takes place in a McDonald's franchise, which led Leonard Maltin to call the film "more like a TV commercial than a movie"....