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They Live (1988)

R
94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Writers
Ray Nelson (short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning") | John Carpenter (screenplay) (as Frank Armitage)
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$ 4,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 4,827,903
Gross (USA)
$ 13,008,928
Gross (World)
$ 13,008,928
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Release date
Nov 4, 1988 (United States)

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7.3 / 10 | 91,039 votes