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Subject: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/25/05 at 8:42 am

Since someone earlier brought up The Fog, a really good John Carpenter film, (he hasn't done anything since Ghosts of Mars), I thought I would mention They Live, an underrated sci-fi film about a drifter played by Rowdy Roddy Piper, who discovers that the business men and politicians in his world are really aliens, once he puts on a pair of sunglasses.

Intersting fact:

The fight sequence between Rowdy Roddy Piper and Keith David, is one of the longest fight scenes done for a movie.

There is also South Park episode that spoofs it as well.

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.

You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back... ...on formaldehyde face.


Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: bj26 on 07/25/05 at 3:25 pm

It was a pretty good flick, I liked Piper's character he was pretty believable (like with Mad Max, I can identify).  Never made it to the end of the movie though 8)

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: Howard on 07/25/05 at 5:03 pm

I loved the film They Live.It's weird how he can just put on the glasses and he can see aliens then when he takes them off he sees normal people.

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/25/05 at 5:34 pm

I differently don't want to wear those glasses....  ::)

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: Howard on 07/25/05 at 5:49 pm


I differently don't want to wear those glasses....  ::)



And why not Jamie? ;D

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/25/05 at 6:06 pm



And why not Jamie? ;D


I would be freaked out.............  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: Rob on 07/25/05 at 6:31 pm

Best Roddy Piper flick since Hell Comes To Frogtown.

And yes, that was sarcasm.

I actually did like They Live.

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/25/05 at 6:59 pm

I have heard "things" about Hell Comes To Frogtown, is the film that bad?  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: Rob on 07/25/05 at 7:10 pm

Yeah, Frogtown is pretty bad. What's worse is, I believe they sequeled it.  :o

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/25/05 at 7:36 pm


Yeah, Frogtown is pretty bad. What's worse is, I believe they sequeled it.  :o


Wow... that bad?  ::)

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: Skippy on 07/25/05 at 10:02 pm

  I don't mean to change the subject but has anyone read Stephen King's short story "The 10 O'clock People" ? It's similar in that the "baddies", I think they were vampires, can only be seen by certain people.

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/25/05 at 10:08 pm

The movie itself is based on a short story called "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson.

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/25/05 at 10:09 pm


Since someone earlier brought up The Fog, a really good John Carpenter film, (he hasn't done anything since Ghosts of Mars), I thought I would mention They Live, an underrated sci-fi film about a drifter played by Rowdy Roddy Piper, who discovers that the business men and politicians in his world are really aliens, once he puts on a pair of sunglasses.

Intersting fact:

The fight sequence between Rowdy Roddy Piper and Keith David, is one of the longest fight scenes done for a movie.

There is also South Park episode that spoofs it as well.

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick butt. And I'm all out of bubblegum.

You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back... ...on formaldehyde face.


I knew a girl like that once!  Seriously, I haven't seen that movie yet but I'd like to.

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/25/05 at 10:35 pm

What..... she was an alien too?  :o  ;D  ::)

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: Cafe80s on 07/26/05 at 10:11 am

:) Loved that movie although technically it came out in 1990. I saw it back then, but i just hired it last weekend & made my girlfriend watch it because she'd never seen it. As exagerated as it was i think there is a lot of truth in that movie.
What about those lines though, classic & hillarous. "i came here to kick a** & chew bubble gum & i'm all out of bubble gum". The Duke Nukem game stole that one from this movie. Oh & how could i forget "mamma don't like tatle tales" LOL.  "See when i put on these glasses famaldahyed face, but when take them off nothing. You, you're ok, this one, real f***in ugly." ;D.
The main actor in They Live was Rowdy Rody Piper who was a wrestler in the early & mid 80s & also made an appearance in the fimlclip for the Cindy Lauper Goonies song. I'm sure you all know that though.

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/26/05 at 11:17 am


:) Loved that movie although technically it came out in 1990. I saw it back then, but i just hired it last weekend & made my girlfriend watch it because she'd never seen it. As exagerated as it was i think there is a lot of truth in that movie.
What about those lines though, classic & hillarous. "i came here to kick a** & chew bubble gum & i'm all out of bubble gum". The Duke Nukem game stole that one from this movie. Oh & how could i forget "mamma don't like tatle tales" LOL.  "See when i put on these glasses famaldahyed face, but when take them off nothing. You, you're ok, this one, real f***in ugly." ;D.
The main actor in They Live was Rowdy Rody Piper who was a wrestler in the early & mid 80s & also made an appearance in the fimlclip for the Cindy Lauper Goonies song. I'm sure you all know that though.


I got the Duke Nukem game awhile back, by the way those are my favorite lines in the film!  ;D

"I came here to kick a** & chew bubble gum & I'm all out of bubble gum!" and "ee when i put on these glasses famaldahyed face, but when take them off nothing. You, you're ok, this one, real f***in ugly."

;D

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/26/05 at 11:26 am



The main actor in They Live was Rowdy Rody Piper who was a wrestler in the early & mid 80s.
Actually he was as were all the others in his proffession an "entertainment" wrestler ;)

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/26/05 at 11:34 am


Actually he was as were all the others in his proffession an "entertainment" wrestler ;)


Don't tell that to Captain Lou Albano....  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: Cafe80s on 07/26/05 at 1:28 pm

;D

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/26/05 at 5:36 pm


Don't tell that to Captain Lou Albano....  ::)  ;D
;DRemember when they had him take a lie detector test about "Wrestling" being real, non-scripted and serious? He failed and was very po'd :D ;D ;)

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: Howard on 07/26/05 at 5:39 pm

Or Hulk Hogan  ;D

Subject: Re: They Live

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/26/05 at 9:51 pm


;DRemember when they had him take a lie detector test about "Wrestling" being real, non-scripted and serious? He failed and was very po'd :D ;D ;)


I remember!  ;D

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