They Live

A rare left-leaning Hollywood film from the Reagan era, John Carpenter's THEY LIVE is an erratically amusing throwback to the science-fiction paranoia films of the 1950s. Set in Los Angeles in the near future, the movie shows a society in which the rich have gotten richer while the middle class has eroded and the ranks of the poor and homeless have swelled...read more

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They Live - Official Trailer
01:36 — Professional wrestler Piper plays a drifter who stumbles upon an alien plot to take over the world. Often amusing variation on an old theme!
They Live - Trailer
01:23 — Professional wrestler Piper plays a drifter who stumbles upon an alien plot to take over the world. Often amusing variation on an old theme!
(Movie Clip) They Are Our Masters
New in L-A drifter Nada (pro-wrestler Roddy Piper) first encounters the lady at the unemployment office (Lucille Meredith) then the street preacher (R (more…)
(Movie Clip) The Movement Was Begun
His first night in L-A, drifter Nada (Roddy Piper) with his new homeless pals, observes as funny things start to happen on the TV, and the street prea (more…)

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A rare left-leaning Hollywood film from the Reagan era, John Carpenter's THEY LIVE is an erratically amusing throwback to the science-fiction paranoia films of the 1950s. Set in Los Angeles in the near future, the movie shows a society in which the rich ha… (more)

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