They Live

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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.

Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Ray Nelson (short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning"), John Carpenter (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Year: 1988
MetaScore: 54/100
ImdbRating: 7.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 04 Nov 1988
Awards: 3 nominations.


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Frank - Keith David
Holly - Meg Foster
Gilbert - Peter Jason
Street Preacher - Raymond St. Jacques
Family Man - Jason Robards III
Bearded Man - John Lawrence
Brown Haired Woman - Susan Barnes
Black Revolutionary - Sy Richardson
Family Man's Daughter - Wendy Brainard
Female Interviewer - Lucille Meredith
Ingenue - Susan Blanchard
Foreman - Norman Alden
Black Junkie - Dana Bratton
Well Dressed Customer - John F. Goff
Rich Lady - Thelma Lee
Depressed Human - Stratton Leopold
Arab Clerk - Rezza Shan
Blonde Haired Cop - Norman Howell
Neighbor - Larry Franco
Biker - Tom Searle
Scruffy Blonde Man - Robert Grasmere
Passageway Guard - Vince Inneo
Passageway Guard #2 - Bob Hudson
Manager - Jon Paul Jones
Male News Anchor - Dennis Cosmo Michael
Female News Anchor - Nancy Gee
Young Female Executive - Claudia Stanlee
Woman on Phone (as Christine Baur) - Christine Anne Baur
Pregnant Secretary - Eileen Wesson
Security Guard #1 (as Gregory Barnett) - Gregory J. Barnett
Security Guard #2 (as Jim Nickerson) - Jimmy Nickerson
2nd Unit Guard - Kerry Rossall
Naked Lady - Cibby Danyla
Male Ghoul - Jeff Imada
Female Ghoul - Michelle Costello
Homeless Kid - Jeb Stuart Adams
Teenage Girl - Jennifer Austin
Voice That Says 'Sleep' (voice) - John Carpenter
Ghoul at Bar - Michael Forino
TV Technician - Robert V. Greene
Woman at the Dinner Party - Helen Kelly
Asian Revolutionary - Al Leong
Male Ghoul - Gunnar Magg
Police Officer - Matt McColm
Dave - Resistance Fighter - Tommy Morrison
Anchor (voice) - Jan Rabson
Office Worker - Peter Rodkey
Newspaper Vendor - Norman D. Wilson