They Live
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1988
Director: John Carpenter
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 014381-423426
Running time: 1:34 (94 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 25, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#1374)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. They Live.

Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween,The Thing) directs this action-packed sci-fi thriller about one man's battle against aliens who are systematically gaining control of the earth. Rugged Roddy Piper stars as the loner who stumbles upon a terrifying discovery: ghoulish creatures are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through subliminal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible.

Suspenseful science-fiction and heart-pounding action highlight this masterfully ironic and startling tale co-starring Keith David and Meg Foster.
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Genres
Action
Science-Fiction
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Alive Films
 • Carolco Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Image Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
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1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
John Carpenter....Director
Writing
Ray Nelson....Original Material By
Frank Armitage....Screenwriter
Production
Shep Gordon....Executive Producer
Andre Blay....Executive Producer
Larry Franco....Producer
Cinematography
Gary B. Kibbe....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Gib Jaffe....Film Editor
Frank E. Jimenez....Film Editor
Music
John Carpenter....Composer
Alan Howarth....Composer
Sound
Ron Judkins....Production Sound Mixer
Robert J. Litt....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sergio Reyes....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Elliot Tyson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jeffrey L. Sandler....Supervising Sound Editor
J. H. Arrufat....Sound Editor
Larry Carow....Sound Editor
Samuel C. Crutcher....Sound Editor
Hector C. Gika....Sound Editor
John Leveque....Sound Editor
Don Warner....Sound Editor
Art
William J. Durrell, Jr.....Art Director
Daniel Lomino....Art Director
Robin Bush....Costume Designer
Frank Carrisosa....Make-up Artist
Roy Arbogast....Visual Effects
Jim Danforth....Visual Effects
Cast
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
Al Leong....Asian Revolutionary (uncredited)