They Live (1988) Movie poster and book cover compared.

They Live

John Carpenter, 1988

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Eight O'Clock in the Morning
Ray Faraday Nelson, 1963

They Live is a movie directed by John Carpenter in 1988 and based on the book Eight O’Clock in the Morning by Ray Faraday Nelson, first published in 1963. The movie features Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, John Lawrence, George ‘Buck’ Flower, Peter Jason, and others.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: They Live (John Carpenter, 1988)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: Eight O'Clock in the Morning (Ray Faraday Nelson, 1963)

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Storyline

A drifter, credited mononymously as #Nada#, arrives in Los Angeles. While out on the street, he sees a street preacher warning that “they” have recruited the rich and powerful to control humanity. Nada takes a job on a construction site and befriends fellow construction worker Frank, who leads him to a shanty town soup kitchen and its leader, Gilbert.

Movie vs Book

Poster of They Live, the 1988 movie by John Carpenter

Year

1988

Minutes

94

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

They Live

Country: USA

Year: 1988

Length: 1h34m

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Cover of Eight O'Clock in the Morning, the 1963 book by Ray Faraday Nelson

Year

1963

Pages

5

Book Rate

7.74

S: Goodreads

Book

Eight O'Clock in the Morning

Country: USA

First published in: 1963

Length: 5 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Cover of Eight O'Clock in the Morning, the 1963 book by Ray Faraday Nelson

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