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They Live
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Meg Foster

Meg Foster

Holly
Peter Jason

Peter Jason

Gilbert
Raymond St. Jacques

Raymond St. Jacques

Street Preacher
Jason Robards III

Jason Robards III

Family Man
John Lawrence

John Lawrence

Bearded Man


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Rousing, thought-provoking sci-fi actioner

1 year, 7 months ago at Nov 13 14:07
3 votes
"I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

Although director John Carpenter masterminded a number of cinematic gems during the 1980s, They Live is arguably his coolest and most enjoyable effort from the decade. Written by Carpenter himself, it's a delightful sci-fi action romp, bolstered by an astute screenplay which mixes social commentary, exc... read more

He lives!

7 years, 1 month ago at May 11 13:09
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They Live is another cult favourite from sci-fi supremo John Carpenter. Based on the short story Eight O’Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelson, They Live follows a homeless labourer who has drifted into Los Angeles in the search for work.

Set in a future where the divide between the rich and the poor is exacerbating at an extraordinary rate, unemployment and homelessness are common p... read more

Cheesy But Fun

1 year, 10 months ago at Aug 19 0:50
2 votes
"They Live" is cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, Brie Cheese, topped by a great terrible performance by pro wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper as the unnamed shotgun-toting protagonist. "I'm here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum." Yes you are, Rowdy, and never has such a line, so daringly uttered, struck such fear into the hearts into cadaver-faced extra-terrestrials as this.read more
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Release date: 4 November 1988
UPC: 014381423426
Action (18), Sci-fi (17), 1988 (14), 1980s (12), Satire (12), Horror (10), Aliens (9), Consumerism (9), Police Brutality (8), Conspiracy (8), Thriller (7), Based On Short Story (7), Alien (6), Sunglasses (6), Comedy (6), Alien Invasion (5), Television (5), Social Commentary (5), Villainess (4), Usa (4)
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A great finish for my challenge. This was a bit out there for me but it was enjoyable. The cover says it all, but like you can't judge a book by it's cover, you should not judge a movie for it's movie poster.

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Rousing, thought-provoking sci-fi actioner

“"I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

Although director John Carpenter masterminded a number of cinematic gems during the 1980s, They Live is arguably his coolest and most enjoyable effort from the decade. Written by Carpenter himself, it's a delightful sci-fi action romp, bolstered by an astute screenplay which mixes social commentary, exciting action and terrific one-liners, approaching RoboCop levels of greatness. And despite being made in 1988, They Live has aged remarkably well, remaining every bit as sharp and entertaining as it has always been. They Live has to be one of the most underrated and overlooked pictures on Carpenter's filmography, too, which is a shame because it's absolutely worthy of a large audience.

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moviebuff15 posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

Cheesy But Fun

“"They Live" is cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, Brie Cheese, topped by a great terrible performance by pro wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper as the unnamed shotgun-toting protagonist. "I'm here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum." Yes you are, Rowdy, and never has such a line, so daringly uttered, struck such fear into the hearts into cadaver-faced extra-terrestrials as this.

Rowdy plays a wandering laborer, who finds himself living in a little shanty-town in LA. When police storm the place, Roddy finds a box of sunglasses. One look through a pair of these sunglasses, and Roddy can see that everything's a lie... aliens have taken over the world right under our noses and are systematically brainwashing us with subliminal messages such as 'Obey,' Watch TV,' and ” read more

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