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Synopsis

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Cast

  • Roddy Piper
  • Keith David
  • Meg Foster
  • George 'Buck' Flower
  • Peter Jason
  • Raymond St. Jacques
  • Jason Robards III
  • John Lawrence
  • Susan Barnes
  • Sy Richardson

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey got his "obey" name from this film.
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Goofs

  • The alien at the magazine stand gets his change twice.
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Quotes

    • Frank: I've walked a white line my entire life, I'm not about to screw that up.
    • Nada: White line's in the middle of the road, that's the worst place to drive.
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Metacritic

75

The looniest movie of the season and also one of the most engaging. [7 Nov 1988]

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
38

Live dies around the time Carpenter allows 10 minutes of gratuitous Piper-David eye-gouging, an apparent bone to wrestling fans. Forget the amusing premise; a full crate of magic glasses couldn't make this a bearable movie. [7 Nov 1988]

Metacritic review by Mike Clark
Mike Clark
USA Today
0

Typical of some of the absurd moments in this film is a long drawn-out fist fight between the hero and Frank, who almost kill each other because Frank is too proud to try on the magic dark glasses. It is completely stupid. [5 Nov 1988]

Metacritic review by Peter Stack
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle