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Nomads (1986)

A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.

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John McTiernan

Writer:

John McTiernan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lesley-Anne Down ... Dr. Eileen Flax
Pierce Brosnan ... Jean Charles Pommier
Anna Maria Monticelli ... Veronique Pommier / Niki (as Anna-Maria Monticelli)
Adam Ant ... Number One
Mary Woronov ... Dancing Mary
Héctor Mercado ... Ponytail
Josie Cotton Josie Cotton ... Silver Ring
Frank Doubleday ... Razor
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Cassie
Nina Foch ... Real Estate Agent
J. Jay Saunders ... Cort (as J.J. Saunders)
Alan Autry ... Olds
Dana Chelette Dana Chelette ... Orderly
Frances Bay ... Bertril
Junero Jennings Junero Jennings ... Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

A French anthropologist gets murdered in Los Angeles after discovering the existence of ancient demonic spirits, first described in old Inuit legends, that can take human form and prank, possess or even kill people. Before he dies, he reveals this secret to a young female doctor who quickly realizes that his wife is now in danger as well. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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gang | sex scene | van | nomad | nun | See All (248) »

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A Nightmare By Daylight! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nómadas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,013,328, 9 March 1986

Gross USA:

$2,278,264

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,278,264
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pierce Brosnan's first leading role in a feature film. See more »

Quotes

Niki: Who ARE these people?
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Nomads
Words & Music by Bill Conti and Ted Nugent
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There Are Worse Things Than Death
4 January 2005 | by Bob-45See all my reviews

If you want narrative plot summary, read the one posted on the IMDb. However, here are a few observations about "Nomads." o The most annoying thing about Brosnan speaking with an accent was not that he frequently slipped out of it. The most annoying thing is that both Brosnan and his wife were frequently unintelligible.

o The movie slips into its plot so quickly, it doesn't really allow you time to develop empathy for the characters.

o Most viewers are probably not familiar with entities of varying physicality. However, there are recorded cases of these.

o The writer-director rarely raises much suspense. However, the closing scene was chilling enough to be worth the watch. There are worse things than death.

I give "Nomads" a strong "6".


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