They Live
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Revealing mistake: During the big fight scene, you can tell easily that Frank is wearing knee pads (try looking when his pant leg is wet). Construction workers will often wear knee pads for work but most often they wear them on the outside of the pants to save the knees of their pants. (00:58:50)

Visible crew/equipment: When Nada is escaping with Holly, you can see the reflection of the film crew on the car. (00:44:15)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: In the big fight scene, Roddy Piper and Keith David are wrestling and struggling about and land so the black guy's pants are getting soaking wet. In the very next shot as the fight continues, his pants are dry. (00:58:55)

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Trivia: The big fight scene is spoofed in "South Park" when the crippled kids Timmy and Jimmy fight, instead of the film's Nada and Frank. The episode is called "Cripple Fight".

Trivia: Notice that in the television station the SWAT team members use radios that look exactly like PKE meters from "Ghostbusters".

Trivia: Roddy Piper and Keith David decided to fight for real, only faking the punches to the face.

Grumpy Scot

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Nada: Brother, life's a bitch...and she's back in heat.

Movie Nut

Nada: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.

Movie Nut

Question: Why did all the police officers destroy the shantytown? And why did they beat the blind priest to death?

adamtrainman@aol.com

Answer: As part of the alien takeover, they're suppressing any resistance and discussion of the plot. They know there's a group, led by the preacher, who are onto the conspiracy and that they're somewhere in the camp. They destroy the camp to disburse them and prevent word from getting out.

Jason Hoffman

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