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FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:November 23, 1988

Cast

Roddy Piper
as John Nada
Keith David
as Frank
Meg Foster
as Holly
George "Buck" Flower
as Drifter
Peter Jason
as Gilbert
Christine Baur
as Woman on Phone
Norman Howell
as Blond-Haired Cop
Rezza Shan
as Arab Clerk
Raymond St. Jacques
as Street Preacher
Susan Barnes
as Brown-Haired Woman
Sy Richardson
as Black Revolutionary
Wendy Brainard
as Family Man's Daughter
Lucille Meredith
as Female Interviewer
Susan Blanchard
as Ingenue
Norman Alden
as Foreman
Dana Bratton
as Black Junkie
John F. Goff
as Well-dressed Customer
Norm Wilson
as Vendor
Thelma Lee
as Rich Lady
Stratton Leopold
as Depressed Human
Larry Franco
as Neighbor
Tom Searle
as Biker
Robert Grasmere
as Scruffy Blond Man
Vince Inneo
as Passageway Guard
Bob Hudson
as Passageway Guard
Jon Paul Jones
as Manager
Dennis Michael
as Male News Anchor
Nancy Gee
as Female News Anchor
Claudia Stanlee
as Young Female Executive
Eileen Wesson
as Pregnant Secretary
Jim Nickerson
as Security Guard
Kerry Rossall
as 2nd Unit Guard
Cibby Danyla
as Naked Lady
Jeff Imada
as Male Ghoul
Michelle Costello
as Female Ghoul
John Lawrence
as Bearded Man
Jon Paul Jones
as Manager
Sy Richardson
as Black Revolutionary
Christine Baur
as Woman on Phone
Susan Blanchard
as Ingenue
Kerry Rossall
as 2nd Unit Guard
Bob Hudson
as Passageway Guard
Rezza Shan
as Arab Clerk
Dennis Michael
as Male News Anchor
Norman Alden
as Foreman
Tom Searle
as Biker
Thelma Lee
as Rich Lady
Norman Howell
as Blond-Haired Cop
Robert Grasmere
as Scruffy Blond Man
Dana Bratton
as Black Junkie
Vince Inneo
as Passageway Guard
Claudia Stanlee
as Young Female Executive
Norm Wilson
as Vendor
Raymond St. Jacques
as Street Preacher
Michelle Costello
as Female Ghoul
Nancy Gee
as Female News Anchor
Jim Nickerson
as Security Guard
Jeff Imada
as Male Ghoul
Susan Barnes
as Brown-Haired Woman
Wendy Brainard
as Family Man's Daughter
Cibby Danyla
as Naked Lady
John F. Goff
as Well-dressed Customer
Eileen Wesson
as Pregnant Secretary
Lucille Meredith
as Female Interviewer
Larry Franco
as Neighbor
Stratton Leopold
as Depressed Human

Crew

John Carpenter
Director
Larry Franco
Producer
John Carpenter
Screenwriter
Gary B. Kibbe
Cinematographer
Alan Howarth
Composer (Music Score)
John Carpenter
Composer (Music Score)
Gib Jaffe
Editor
John Loggia
Production Designer
Daniel Lomino
Art Director
Sandy King
Associate Producer
Shep Gordon
Executive Producer
Andre Blay
Executive Producer
Marvin March
Set Designer
Robin Bush
Costume Designer
Ronald Judkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Franco
First Assistant Director
Jeff Imada
Stunts
Frank Carrisosa
Makeup Special Effects
Frank Carrisosa
Makeup
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