Trivia / Mac and Me

  • Big Name Fan: "Fan" may not be the right word here, but Paul Rudd has been a significant factor in bringing the film to public attention through constantly airing a clip of the "wheelchair scene" as a Running Gag on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and later on Conan.
  • Box Office Bomb: Was this (final gross: $6,424,112) against a budget that's unknown to the public.
  • Creator Killer: Everyone on the movie except director Stewart Raffill and composer Alan Silvestri.
    • Christine Ebersole never took another lead role in a film after this, but has had a prolific career as a character actress and on Broadway, where she's won two Tonys.
  • Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: The actor who plays Eric is Jade Calegory, who uses a wheelchair in real life himself. Prior to Mac and Me, Jade Calegory was a former spokesman for the Easter Seals charity for the disabled.
  • Stillborn Franchise: Its reception and reputation have guaranteed that these guys won't be "back" in any sequel any time soon.