Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.Written by
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Piper is no fan of his performance during the scene where Nada and Frank talk post-fight in the motel room. Carpenter tells him he was proud of him though for opening up and delivering an authentic, "real" performance. Piper wishes he had pushed himself harder, but Carpenter tells him that he still watches his old films thinking he could have done this or that better. See more »
The scars on Nada's face disappear by the time he is in the underground base. See more »
Don't wear them glasses too long. Starts to feel like a knife turnin' in your skull.
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The screenplay writer for "They Live" which is credited to "Frank Armitage", does not exist. John Carpenter used many pseudonyms when giving credit to his works in films. With his vast amount of work that he did himself, (directing, producing, writing and composing the musical scores), he did not want to appear to be braggadocios and vain by having his name appear over and over in the credits of his movies. See more »