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Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking disc...

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Directed by

John Carpenter

Written by

John Carpenter (Screenplay)
Ray Nelson (Novel)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong.

Cast

Keywords

los angeles, california alien invasion cult film social commentary dystopia brawl sunglasses subliminal message

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