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  • They Live (1988)

    6.98/10

    R | 1h 34min | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • They Live (1988) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

They Live (1988) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring George 'Buck' Flower, Peter Jason, John Carpenter, Keith David, Al Leong

Directed by John Carpenter

Synopsis: A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Tagline: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I'm all out of bubblegum."

Synopsis: 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.

Tagline: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum."

Storyline: A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

  • They Live (1988) Movie Details

  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Writers: Ray Nelson, John Carpenter
  • Cast: George 'Buck' Flower, Peter Jason, John Carpenter, Keith David, Al Leong, Jan Rabson, Meg Foster, Jeff Imada, Matt McColm, Jeb Stuart Adams, John F. Goff, Christine Anne Baur, Larry Franco, Larry J. Franco, Helen Kelly, Robert Grasmere, Cibby Danyla, Susan Blanchard, Dana Bratton, Norman D. Wilson, Peter Rodkey, Norm Wilson, Thelma Lee, Stratton Leopold, Roddy Piper, Rezza Shan, Eileen Wesson, Norman Howell, Gregory J. Barnett, Raymond St. Jacques
  • Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
  • Producers: Andre Blay, Larry Franco, Shep Gordon, Sandy King
  • Musicians: John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
  • Cinematographers: Gary B. Kibbe
  • Editors: Gib Jaffe, Frank E. Jimenez
  • Our Score: 7/10 by Florita A.
  • Average Rating: 6.98/10 of 91,594 Votes!
  • Runtime: 94 min / 1h 34min
  • Year: 1988
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 3
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