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--> '''John Carpenter:''' THEY LIVE is about [[CapitalismIsBad yuppies and unrestrained capitalism]]. It has nothing to do with Jewish control of the world, which is slander and a lie.

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--> '''John Carpenter:''' THEY LIVE is about [[CapitalismIsBad yuppies and unrestrained capitalism]].capitalism. It has nothing to do with Jewish control of the world, which is slander and a lie.


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* InspirationForTheWork: The idea came from a short story called "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Creator/RayNelson, originally published in ''The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction'' in November 1963, involving an alien invasion in the tradition of ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'', which Nelson, along with artist Bill Wray, adapted into a story called "Nada", published in the Alien Encounters comics anthology in April 1986.


* WordOfGod: For some reason, racists like to use this movie as an allegory for the alleged international Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. This prompted an exasperated Creator/JohnCarpenter to [[https://twitter.com/thehorrormaster/status/816486706186596352 come out on Twitter and give them all a telling-off]].

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* WordOfGod: For some reason, reason (see the CluelessAesop entry on the main page), racists like to use this movie as an allegory for the alleged international Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. This prompted an exasperated Creator/JohnCarpenter to [[https://twitter.com/thehorrormaster/status/816486706186596352 come out on Twitter and give them all a telling-off]].

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* ReleaseDateChange: Originally scheduled for an October 21, 1988 release date, the film was moved to November 4, not only in order to avoid competition with ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'', but to capitalize on the November 8 presidential election, in tandem with the film's social commentary.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of John Nada was originally written for Creator/KurtRussell. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt he should cast somebody else after casting Russell in three of his films prior to this one (''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'' and ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'').

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of John Nada was originally written for Creator/KurtRussell. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt he should cast somebody else after casting Russell in three of his films prior to this one (''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'' and ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''). Also considered were Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/BruceCampbell, Creator/TomCruise, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/TommyLeeJones, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/DolphLundgren, Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme and Creator/BruceWillis.


** The famous "Chew Bubblegum" line was, in fact, an adlib by RoddyPiper. The stage directions amounted to "You walk into a bank. You have a shotgun. You're not here to rob it. Say something."

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** The famous "Chew Bubblegum" line was, in fact, an adlib by RoddyPiper.Wrestling/RoddyPiper. The stage directions amounted to "You walk into a bank. You have a shotgun. You're not here to rob it. Say something."

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** Apparently, one Universal executive didn't see the horror in aliens controlling the world's businesses, reportedly telling John Carpenter that "we sell out every day!" That line made its way into the finished film, where it was spoken by TheQuisling.


* WordOfGod: For some reason, racists like to use this movie as an allegory for the alleged international Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. This prompted an exasperated JohnCarpenter to [[https://twitter.com/thehorrormaster/status/816486706186596352 come out on Twitter and give them all a telling-off]].

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* WordOfGod: For some reason, racists like to use this movie as an allegory for the alleged international Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. This prompted an exasperated JohnCarpenter Creator/JohnCarpenter to [[https://twitter.com/thehorrormaster/status/816486706186596352 come out on Twitter and give them all a telling-off]].

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* WordOfGod: For some reason, racists like to use this movie as an allegory for the alleged international Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. This prompted an exasperated JohnCarpenter to [[https://twitter.com/thehorrormaster/status/816486706186596352 come out on Twitter and give them all a telling-off]].
--> '''John Carpenter:''' THEY LIVE is about [[CapitalismIsBad yuppies and unrestrained capitalism]]. It has nothing to do with Jewish control of the world, which is slander and a lie.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of John Nada was originally written for Creator/KurtRussell. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt he should cast somebody else after casting Russell in three of his films prior to this one (''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''Film/TheThing'' and ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'').

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of John Nada was originally written for Creator/KurtRussell. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt he should cast somebody else after casting Russell in three of his films prior to this one (''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''Film/TheThing'' ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'' and ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'').

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of John Nada was originally written for Creator/KurtRussell. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt he should cast somebody else after casting Russell in three of his films prior to this one (''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''Film/TheThing'' and ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'').


* BeamMeUpScotty: The ChewBubblegum line gets switched up a lot to "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum".
** Funnily enough, Piper himself was guilty of this at WWE's 1994 King of the Ring PPV.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: The ChewBubblegum line often gets switched up a lot to "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum".
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bubblegum". Funnily enough, Piper himself was guilty of this at WWE's 1994 King of the Ring PPV.



** During said fight, they also really hit each other. The only thing faked were the face and nut shots.

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** During said fight, they also really hit each other. The only thing faked were the face and nut shots.shots.
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** The famous "Chew Bubblegum" line was, in fact, an adlib by RoddyPiper. There's also the very, very long fist fight between Nada and Frank. It was supposed to be cut down, but the creators enjoyed the fight so much, they decided to leave the whole thing in.

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** The famous "Chew Bubblegum" line was, in fact, an adlib by RoddyPiper. There's The stage directions amounted to "You walk into a bank. You have a shotgun. You're not here to rob it. Say something."
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also the very, very long fist fight between Nada and Frank. It was supposed to be cut down, but the creators enjoyed the fight so much, they decided to leave the whole thing in.


* PropRecycling: The PKE Meter from ''{{Film/Ghostbusters}}'' is used as an alien communication device.

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* PropRecycling: The PKE Meter from ''{{Film/Ghostbusters}}'' ''{{Film/Ghostbusters 1984}}'' is used as an alien communication device.

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