They Live Trailer & Clips


They Live full movie is released on Nov 04, 1988. Watch They Live online - the English Action movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $13,008,928. They Live is directed by John Carpenter and created by Ray Nelson with Roddy Piper and Keith David. They Live is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

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.

As know as:

Те живеят, Skjulte fjender, Sobreviven, John Carpenterin Pahan kehä, Jie gyvi

Release Date:

Nov 23, 1988

Release Date (Streaming):

Oct 07, 2003


United States



Stream Service:

Image Entertainment Inc., MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Production Companies:

Alive Films, Larry Franco Productions

Official Site:

Official site

Gross worldwide:



"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum.", Obey or else - alien invasion of the subliminal kind..., They control what you see. They decide what you hear. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong., Who are they? And what do they want?, 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.


Phil Hoad
The film was was responding to the start of the US rust belt and Reagan-era consumerism, but its themes of working-class subjugation and omnipresent media control have only become more pressing.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 25, 2018
Jason Bailey
Carpenter's primary objective was to make a tough action flick, which he does; it fits snugly into his filmography's subset of urban mayhem movies (alongside 'Escape from New York,' 'Assault on Precinct 13,' and parts of 'Big Trouble in Little China').
by rottentomatoes, Feb 17, 2017
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
Behold the message as articulated by John Carpenter's sublime sci-fi opus: "I'm giving you a choice: Either put on these glasses, or start eating that trashcan."
by rottentomatoes, Dec 01, 2013

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