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“An honorable mention, that I would get hollered at if I didn't put it on here. It's more "good" cause it's long and it's almost too long. Nada has to convince his friend that
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John Carpenter's scathing satire, which uses aliens in order to take a stand against commercialism, consumerism, and conformity. At times silly, but also great.”
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“John Carpenter uses alien mind-control to take some swipes at Reaganomics.”
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Based upon the short story "Eight o'clock in the Morning".

John Carpenter casted Roddy Piper in the role of Nada after watching him in Wrestlemania III.

The screenplay is credited to Frank Armitage (John Carpenter).
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