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They Live

Cast

Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George Buck Flower View All


Crew

John Carpenter (Director), John Carpenter (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 23rd, 1988
Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes
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...
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19 They Live
Hi guy's, I have always wanted to watch they live but never seem to get the chance to, Is it a good film ???????? please tell me I would love to know, thanks....

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Iroquois
While there's always a part of me that will wonder how this film would have gone if Carpenter had cast regular collaborator Kurt Russell (who had up to that point always been there if a Carpenter film needed an unambiguous leading man), it is very difficult to imagine this film being quite as charming as it is without Piper and his character's particular brand of everyman charisma that is believable even when he segues into bubblegum-related one-liners.
Nope1172
Because of this fantastic concept, the movie is able to have tension and action throughout the entire film.
The Gnat
This is classic John Carpenter and it would be nice if he could do something like this again, even though I wonder if his current films might become cult classic type of films in a decade or two.


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