They Live is a 1988 American satirical science fiction action horror film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows a nameless drifter (called "John Nada" in the credits) who discovers the ruling class are in fact aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media.
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"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum."
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==They Live== is a 1988 American satirical science fiction action horror film written and directed by [[John Carpenter]]. The film stars [[Roddy Piper]], [[Keith David]], and [[Meg Foster]]. It follows a nameless drifter (called "[[John Nada]]" in the credits) who discovers the ruling class are in fact aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media.
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I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum., You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong., Who are they? And what do they want?
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