Plot & Details
John Carpenter wrote and directed this science fiction thriller about a group of aliens who try to take over the world by disguising themselves as Young Republicans. Wrestler Roddy Piper stars as John Nada, a drifted who makes his way into an immense encampment for the homeless. There he stumbles upon a conspiracy concerning aliens who have hypnotized the populace through subliminal messages transmitted through television, magazines, posters, and movies. When Nada looks through special Ray-Bans developed by the resistance leaders, the aliens lose their clean-cut "Dan Quayle" looks and resemble crusty-looking reptiles. Nada joins the underground, teaming up with rebel-leader Frank (Keith David) to eradicate the lizard-like aliens from the body politic.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Horror,Science Fiction,Thriller
- Run Time: 88min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/21/2003
- DVD Release Date: 03/25/1998
- Distributor(s): Universal
- Director(s): John Carpenter
- Starring: Roddy Piper , Keith David , Meg Foster , George \ , Peter Jason
- Themes: Evil Aliens,Heroic Mission
- Tone: Biting,Campy,Humorous,Quirky,Satirical,Silly,Tense
- Keywords: drifter, alien [not human], brainwashing, bum, class-clash, consciousness, conspiracy, deprogrammer, glasses, hypnosis, indoctrination, invasion, manipulation, media, mind-control, poverty, subliminal-message, upper-class
- Country of Origin: USA (11-04-1988)
- Language: English