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A French anthropologist moves to Los Angeles and is followed by the evil spirits of an extinct tribe he once uncovered.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jean Charles Pommier
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Flax
Anna Maria Monticelli ...
Niki (as Anna-Maria Monticelli)
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Number One
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Dancing Mary
Héctor Mercado ...
Ponytail
Josie Cotton ...
Silver Ring
Frank Doubleday ...
Razor
Jeannie Elias ...
Cassie
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Real Estate Agent
J. Jay Saunders ...
Cort (as J.J. Saunders)
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Olds
Dana Chelette ...
Orderly
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Bertril
Junero Jennings ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

A French anthropologist gets murdered in Los Angeles after he discovers the existence of some unknown demonical creatures. Before he dies, he reveals his secret to a young doctor... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

7 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nómadas  »

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$2,278,264 (USA)
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Pierce Brosnan's first leading role in a feature movie. See more »

Quotes

Niki: Did my husband lose his sanity?
Flax: I think so. He's hallucinating... Was... hallucinating.
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Strangers
Words & Music by Bill Conti and Ted Nugent
Sung by Dave Amato
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An anthropologist reveals a dark secret to a young doctor who investigates a strange group of demoniacal creatures
11 March 2014 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

A French anthropologist (Pierce Brosnan's first leading role in a feature movie) moves to Los Angeles and is followed by the evil spirits of an extinct tribe he once uncovered. A woman doctor (Lesley-Anne Down who married director William Friedkin) investigates and becomes the next target of a group of rare people with nomadic life .

This is an eerie as well as supernatural chiller about a society of malevolent ghosts set in Los Angeles and dealing with a mysterious anthropologist well performed by Pierce Brosnan and the woman doctor finely acted by Lesley-Anne Dowen who investigates the weird deeds . The film packs gruesome images, grisly killings , amazing events , and intense horror sequences . It is a spasmodically effective thriller plenty of suspense , continuous flashbacks and nightmares , chills and plot twists . Nomads notables include pop stars such as Adam Ant and second screen appearance from legendary singer/song writer Josie Cotton . In addition , a cult actress , Mary Woronow and veteran Nina Foch . Director John McTiernan is an expert at staging action and thrills and here he has proved talent at concealing explosive final to individual sequences until it arrives . Catching score though filled with pop music and synthesizer was composed by Bill Conti of Karate Kid. Atmospheric cinematography by Stephen Ramsey , being necessary a correct remastering .

The motion picture was professionally directed by John McTiernan , though has some boring and confusing moments . McTiernan's first efforts at filmmaking were all in the terror genre , and none too successful at all , such as ¨Watcher¨, ¨The demon's daughter¨ and this ¨Nomads¨ . McTiernan is especially known for directing violent, high-energy action-adventures and very active movement of camera . His movies have an explosive combination of suspense and dynamite action that make them irresistible , and boosted by big stars . McTiernan confirmed his ascension to blockbuster with ¨Predator¨ and ¨Die hard¨ , which few expected to be such huge hits , they are two violent , exciting thrillers , as he broke through to the big time . In his subsequent films used big stars as Sean Connery , Schwarzenegger , Willis , Travolta and again Pierce Brosnan , all of them appeared in ¨The hunt for Red October¨, ¨Medicine man¨, ¨Last action hero¨, ¨Die hard with vengeance¨ , ¨Basic¨ and ¨The Thomas Crown affair¨.


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