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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 94

Budget: $4,000,000

Revenue: $13,008,928

Language: en

Webpage: Link

Release Info

  •  R

Plot Keywords

Alternative Titles

  • They Live!
  • John Carpenter's They Live
  • John Carpenter's Sie leben!
  • Они живут
  • They Live
  • Oni žijí!
Content Score: 100


6.7/10 (166 votes)


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.


Who are they? And what do they want?


Director: John Carpenter
Writers: ,

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Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper
as Nada

Meg Foster

Meg Foster
as Holly

Keith David

Keith David
as Frank

George Buck Flower

George Buck Flower
as Drifter

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A review 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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