They Live

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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. Meg Foster

    Meg Foster

    Holly

  3. Keith David

    Keith David

    Frank

  4. George Buck Flower

    George Buck Flower

    Drifter

  5. RS

    Raymond St. Jacques

    Street Preacher

  6. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason

    Gilbert

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $13,008,928.00

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

Release Information

  • November 23, 1988
    R, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

8.0
By John Chard

Life's a bitch and she's back on heat!

They Live is directed by John Carpenter who also adapts the screenplay form the short story Eight O'Clock in the Morning written by Ray Nelson. It stars Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. Music is by Alan Howarth (and Carpenter) and cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.

Unemployed drifter Nada (Piper) wanders into the city looking to find work, but upon finding a unique pair of sunglasses he sees a different world to everyone else. It's a world frequented by an alien race who are using the Earth for their own nefarious means.

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