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They Live

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They Live

Release Date: November 23, 1988

Year    :   1988
Slogan    :   «You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong.»
Genres    :   Science Fiction, Action
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures, Alive Films, Larry Franco Productions
Director    :   John Carpenter
Producers    :   Larry J. Franco, Sandy King, Andre Blay, Shep Gordon, Alan Levine, Barbara Harris, Stratton Leopold, Ken Lavet, Marian Shambo, Joy Ewing
Writers    :   John Carpenter, Ray Nelson
RunTime    :   94 mins.
Budget    :   4000000
Revenue    :   13008928

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 mind-controlling aliens.

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