They Live

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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Tomatometer 86% Audience Score 79%

In theatres:
  • November 4, 1988
Running time: 1h 33m
Genre: Comedy, Drama

A homeless drifter discovers a reason for the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor: a conspiracy by non-human aliens who have infiltrated American society in the guise of wealthy yuppies. With the help of special sunglasses that reveal the aliens' true faces and their subliminal messages ("marry and reproduce," "submit to authority"), our hero tries to stop the invasion. This satire of Reaganomics and the "greed is good" era also has one of the funniest (and longest) fight scenes in American cinema.

Director: John Carpenter
Producer(s): Larry Franco, Larry Franco
Cast: Keith David, Roddy Piper, Meg Foster
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