They Live

(1988)

Overview

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.

  1. John Carpenter

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ray Nelson

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Roddy Piper

    Roddy Piper

    Nada

  2. Keith David

    Keith David

    Frank

  3. Meg Foster

    Meg Foster

    Holly

  4. George Buck Flower

    George Buck Flower

    Drifter

  5. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason

    Gilbert

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They Live
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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 23, 1988
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $13,008,928.00

Homepage http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/they-live/

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