“Mac and Me” – Best of Dare Daniel Podcast

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Mac and Me (1988; Stewart Raffill) – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 17

“Nice teddy bear!”

Daniel and Corky courageously revisit the waking nightmare of product placement and alien body horror known as Mac and Me.


U.S. theatrical release date: August 12, 1988

Domestic box office: $6.4 million (production budget: $13 million)

Critic scores: 7 on Rotten Tomatoes

This week’s Darer: Liam

Why did Liam dare Daniel and Corky to watch Mac and Me“Actor Paul Rudd has a running bit on Conan O’Brien where he plays a scene from Mac and Me instead of one from the film he’s there to promote.  Being a lover of bad movies, the clip definitely spoke to me, but unfortunately, it is the one and only highlight of the film.”

IMDB synopsis: “An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.”

This week’s referenced movies: E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialMannequin 2: On the MoveYoung GunsCan’t Buy Me Love; the Star Wars movie franchise; NosferatuPan’s LabyrinthThe Green MileLord of the Rings movie franchise; In the Mouth of MadnessThe Blues BrothersFerris Bueller’s Day OffThey LivePaper MoonThe PianoDuel; The ShiningIndiana Jones and the Temple of DoomButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidScrewballIshtarGhostbustersExorcist II: The HereticThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonMen in BlackThe Silence of the LambsBetter Off DeadGreaseSleepaway CampJFKRawhead RexChina SalesmanAmadeus

Ratings for Mac and Me: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare


The infamous wheelchair over the cliff scene

Full McDonald’s dance scene

The original ending where Eric gets shot vs. The theatrical cut

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