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Nomads (1986)

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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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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Cort (as J.J. Saunders)
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Olds
Dana Chelette ...
Orderly
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,013,328, 9 March 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,278,264
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Anna Maria Monticelli and John McTiernan were in a relationship. Isabella Monticelli-McTiernan is their daughter. See more »

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Jean Charles Pommier: What kind of people?
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Dancing Mary
Words & Music by Bill Conti and Ted Nugent
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An astonishing piece of work
14 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of those rare fantasy movies that has the courage to be conceptually uncompromising with its audience, this plays with several layers of reality so that often one is uncertain if the particular scene currently on-screen can be taken at face value or not ... yet by the movie's end all makes perfectly coherent sense according to the movie's own internal logic.

Brosnan and Down are not the actors you'd expect to find playing this sort of material, but Down turns in a perfectly creditable performance -- as does Brosnan whenever (which is, fortunately, most of the time) he doesn't have to speak: his French accent is lamentable. Prime acting honours, though, must go to Anna Maria Monticelli; her portrayal of a French academic's French wife in an unknown city is pitch-perfect.

If you enjoy the best of written contemporary fantasy and are dissatisfied by how rarely screened fantasy matches it, usually as a result of Hollywood defaults, then you'll whoop with joy on discovering Nomads.


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