They Live (1988) Starring Rowdy Roddy Piper as Nada
“They Live” is easily one of the most important movies in history.
An astonishing political drama based on true events, this film features the “Hot Rod” as a hard working man already at the end of his rope – who promptly rages against the machine of the establishment when his eyes are opened (almost literally) to the true and extensive corruption of the ruling class.
Rowdy Roddy Piper’s character isn’t even identified or introduced by name until the final credits proclaim him simply as “Nada”, the Spanish word for nothing. That dude is mysterious.
“They Live” boasts one of the things I like best about movies with wrestlers in them – a long fight scene in which wrestling moves are used in a street fight.
If you think that sounds silly, wait till you eat a pile driver onto blacktop only to receive a little bit of elbow drop while you’re still lying there from your devastating spinal injury.
“They Live” also features a hodge podge of cool looking ’80s guns that you don’t even see in movies anymore. What happened to all those props people? Seriously.
I dare say that the arsenal in this rivals the set up in Big Trouble In Little China.
And the one liners – Ooohhhh the one liners! I mean…..you know what, you just need to buy this on Bluray right now.
I’ll set up the link
and that’s that.
There….just buy that thing right there
and settle in for the revolution. If you see sunglasses lying around anywhere, put those bitches on your face!
Roddy Piper: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubblegum.
Me As I Watch This: Ohhh maaaannn!! Did you get goosebumps when he said that!?