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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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I'm here to chew bubblegum...

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Rousing, thought-provoking sci-fi actioner

9 months, 2 weeks 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!

6 years, 3 months ago at May 11 13:09
2 votes
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 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 (16), 1988 (14), Satire (12), 1980s (11), Horror (10), Consumerism (9), Conspiracy (8), Aliens (8), Police Brutality (8), Based On Short Story (7), Thriller (7), Alien (6), Sunglasses (6), Comedy (6), Alien Invasion (5), Television (5), Social Commentary (5), Usa (4), Villainess (4)
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"02.02. PC, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY John Carpenter A silly action film with a bit childishly presented message about the dangers of consumerism and television. I just wish it was a lot sillier: the best part is definitely when the mulleted protagonist starts acting like a complete dick and psychopath when he starts wearing those magic glasses. Some hilarious, legendary lines here. Cool ending, too. "


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