PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The McDonald's scenes were all shot in City of Industry, CA, just outside Los Angeles. The set was a real-life McDonald's built specifically for crew member training and television commercials. Everything inside worked, but it never served a real customer. When it wasn't being used, it was locked up behind a chain link fence. It was torn down and rebuilt in 2006.
Hey, look at all the cars! Pretty nice...
Janet Cruise: Pretty nice.
When MAC is stretched while holding the chain link fence, then shot into the air, strings are visible holding the puppet.
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.
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