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They Live (4-Nov-1988)

Director: John Carpenter

Writer: John Carpenter (as "Frank Armitage")

From short story: Eight O'Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelson

Music by: John Carpenter; Alan Howarth

Producer: Larry Franco

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Alien Invasion, Dystopian, Los Angeles

An unemployed construction worker seeking work witnesses the raid of a church by a large number of police; in the aftermath he discovers glasses that when worn, allow one to see the world as it is: ruled by a wealthy and manipulative alien elite masquerading as humans, and steeped in subliminal propaganda woven into everyday objects. Low budget, highly original; must see.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Norman Alden
13-Sep-1924 27-Jul-2012 Character actor
Keith David
4-Jun-1956   DCI in Agent Cody Banks
Meg Foster
10-May-1948   B-movie starlet
Roddy Piper
17-Apr-1954 30-Jul-2015 Here to kick ass, chew bubble gum
Sy Richardson
4-Jun-1941   Lite in Repo Man
Raymond St. Jacques
1-Mar-1930 27-Aug-1990 Cotton Comes to Harlem


Roddy Piper   ...   Nada
Keith David   ...   Frank
Meg Foster   ...   Holly
George "Buck" Flower   ...   Drifter
Peter Jason   ...   Gilbert
Raymond St. Jacques   ...   Street Preacher
Jason Robards III   ...   Family Man
John Lawrence   ...   Bearded Man
Susan Barnes   ...   Brown Haired Woman
Sy Richardson   ...   Black Revolutionary
Wendy Brainard   ...   Family Man's Daughter
Lucille Meredith   ...   Female Interviewer
Susan Blanchard   ...   Ingenue
Norman Alden   ...   Foreman
Dana Bratton   ...   Black Junkie
John F. Goff   ...   Well Dressed Customer
Norm Wilson   ...   Vendor
Thelma Lee   ...   Rich Lady
Stratton Leopold   ...   Depressed Human
Rezza Shan   ...   Arab Clerk
Norman Howell   ...   Blonde Haired Cop
Larry Franco   ...   Neighbor
Tom Searle   ...   Biker
Robert Grasmere   ...   Scruffy Blonde Man
Vince Inneo   ...   Passageway Guard
Bob Hudson   ...   Passageway Guard #2
Jon Paul Jones   ...   Manager
Dennis Michael   ...   Male News Anchor
Nancy Gee   ...   Female News Anchor
Claudia Stanlee   ...   Young Female Executive
Christine Baur   ...   Woman on Phone
Eileen Wesson   ...   Pregnant Secretary
Gregory Barnett   ...   Security Guard #1
Jim Nickerson   ...   Security Guard #2
Kerry Rossall   ...   2nd Unit Guard
Cibby Danyla   ...   Naked Lady
Jeff Imada   ...   Male Ghoul
Michelle Costello   ...   Female Ghoul


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