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I rented this movie (or rather my parents rented) from a local video store when I was a kid. It's either late seventies or an eighties movie and all I can remember is rather vague!

There's this child who is being hunted by some mysterious dudes going around in suits, ties and sunglasses - very official looking - could be FBI or similar, not sure why they're after him but I think its because he's an alien! Anyway, this child is befriended by a large bearded man (I think he had a beard) and I think he's some sort of policeman. He's also being menaced by a large group of crazy looking bikers who wear outlandish outfits and are constantly getting their asses kicked by this policeman. I suppose you could kind of call it a cross between ET and Any Which Way But Loose if you can imagine such a thing!!!

I have not dreamt this by the way as my dad can remember renting out the same movie time and time again!

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As pointed out by Mario, this seems like the Bud Spencer action comedy Chissà perché capitano tutte a me from 1980 (the sequel to 'Uno sceriffo extraterrestre' from 1979) about a grizzled, bearded sheriff (Spencer) helping out an alien child. This sequel is available here on Youtube (and so is the original movie).

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Also important to mention that there's a sequel as well (Chissà perché... capitano tutte a me), so even if it's just similar it might be the other movie. –  Mario Apr 23 at 9:02
    
Good point, it seems very similar. The sequel is also available online here: youtube.com/watch?v=vU1lsnvdrQk –  Walt Apr 23 at 9:04
    
Actually, I'm like 100% sure the wez is talking about one of both movies, I just don't remember which one had that rocker gang in it. I think it might actually have been the second one. –  Mario Apr 23 at 9:19
    
I think you're right - I skimmed the sequel on Youtube and there are definitely some weird bikers in there. I think you should put it up as the answer (should I delete mine?) –  Walt Apr 23 at 9:41
    
No, just update yours and add that new knowledge. –  Mario Apr 23 at 10:05
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Could it be Mac and Me from 1988?

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Welcome to Movies & TV! I'm afraid this question was already answered correctly above (it just wasn't marked as such). Also, please try to briefly explain why you think your answers are correct or add a short synopsis. –  Walt May 9 at 8:49
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