They Live (1988)
John Carpenter's They Live
Nomination Year: 1992
SYNOPSIS: A down-and-out construction worker named Nada finds a pair of sunglasses which allows him to see extraterrestrials and their alien mind-control messages...and they're everywhere! They live and work among us. He manages to convice a couple people, then discovers a secret underground human movement to thwart the alien invaders. Nada joins their effort to blow up the alien mental transmitters, so that normal people can see the aliens for what they truly are: butt-ugly.
- "Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"
You Should Have Seen Them During the "Tastes Great/Less Filling" Battle
"Put on these sunglasses!" *WHAM!*
Repeat until bored.
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Roddy Piper As "Rowdy Roddy Piper," he used to be a pro wrestler Keith David Meg Foster Bit player famous for her ice-blue eyes George Flower quite possibly appeared in more Smithee films than anyone else, ever ... also wrote The Bikini Carwash Company Peter Jason Jason Robards III Son of the "real" Jason Robards Susan Blanchard Robert Grasmere Al Leong Quite often plays the token dirty long-haired Asian Eileen Wesson no relation to "...Oil" or "Smith &..." Norman Alden venerable career stretching back to 1957 John F. Goff
Director Claim to Fame John Carpenter Giant in the horror/sci-fi directing biz: Halloween, The Thing, Christine, Starman, to name but a few -- and of course, some Smithee films
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