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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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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7 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Nómadas  »

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$2,278,264 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Actress Anna Maria Monticelli and director John McTiernan were in a relationship. Isabella Monticelli-Tiernan is their daughter. See more »

Quotes

Jean Charles Pommier: Did you ever have a dream and not know when it started?
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Jean Charles Pommier: The old men on Atavak used to tell a tale of the dangers of travelling far... of hunting alone, on the ice. How one might no longer know what was... real.
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Jean Charles Pommier: We are so very far from home you know... All of us. We have wandered so very far from home.
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Words & Music by Bill Conti and Ted Nugent
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Transcends the Genre; genuinely eerie moments
2 February 2008 | by (Harpers Ferry, WV USA) – See all my reviews

If you are in the right mood, this movie can really creep you out. Plot wise it's not perfect and the French accents are best viewed as comic relief. But some films have a moment that rises above the norm, and there are several in this piece. In a way I'm happy that every little loose end isn't tidied up and explained.

Wondering if Pierce would consider appearing in a sequel. After all, his wife could have had a baby that would want to meet daddy. There is a whole new generation of annoying music to license. A gritty, hand-held update (shot on HD video) could hit the spot.

Anyway, relax and suspend disbelief. It will all be over in 90 minutes anyway ...

[2015 update -- a U.S blu-ray release has been advertised for August. Hoping they will give it a 5.1 sound upgrade!]


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