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They Live (1988)

R 11/23/1988 (US) Science FictionAction 1h 34m

You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong.


Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

  1. John Carpenter

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ray Nelson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Roddy Piper

    Roddy Piper

    John Nada

  2. Keith David

    Keith David

    Frank Armitage

  3. Meg Foster

    Meg Foster

    Holly Thompsen

  4. George Buck Flower

    George Buck Flower


  5. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason


  6. Raymond St. Jacques

    Raymond St. Jacques

    Street Preacher

  7. Jason Robards III

    Jason Robards III

    Family Man

  8. John Lawrence

    John Lawrence

    Bearded Man

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Full Cast & Crew

They Live
They Live

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $13,008,928.00


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