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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Dr. Eileen Flax
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Jean Charles Pommier
Anna Maria Monticelli ...
Veronique Pommier / Niki (as Anna-Maria Monticelli)
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Number One
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Dancing Mary
Héctor Mercado ...
Ponytail
Josie Cotton ...
Silver Ring
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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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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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The tribe of the dead... Stalking the living! See more »


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7 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nómadas  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,013,328 (USA) (9 March 1986)

Gross:

$2,278,264 (USA)
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Trivia

The voice of the professor from Boston over the phone is Director John McTiernan. See more »

Quotes

Bertril: There are places with pasts, Pommier. Places with secrets. Things... collect. You just looked too closely. Most people are luckier: They never know that a certain percentage of what they see is... not there. But the problem now is not what you know, it's what they know. You. They know about you. Go away, Pommier. Leave your house and change your job. Go and hide yourself. You can still survive this... But you must not try to fight them. Listen to me. If you've never run from anything in your ...
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Words & Music by Bill Conti and Ted Nugent
Sung by Dave Amato
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A great, eerie horror-fantasy
11 January 2004 | by (Ft. Worth, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great horror-fantasy. It's very complicated and surreal, but, if you can dig it, it is a good one. I loved it. In it, Pierce Brosnan turns in an excellent performance as a French anthropologist in L.A. with his wife. He's brought into an emergency room after being attacked by unknown assailants, where he dies. But, before he goes, he somehow manages to pass his memories on to a doctor (Lesley-Anne Downe). She begins to slide into hallucinatory states where she sees how and why Brosnan was killed, with the dead anthropologist every step of the way in his flashbacks. For some reason, some streetpunks are very interested in his house and he finds that they have built a shrine to a murder in his garage. He begins to track them and study their behavior and how they live. It's not very long at all before he not only realizes that these people are no human beings, but also becomes the hunted as they begin to terrorize him. Then, the doctor finds that the mysterious, mystical demons known as "nomads" want her next. Some parts are extremely creepy, like the sequence with the nuns. Man, that was eerie. I liked this movie a lot, even if it was as complicated as it is. "Nomads" is, without a doubt, a thinking man's horror film.


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