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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7 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Nómadas  »

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$2,278,264 (USA)
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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

Flax: Did Jean Charles have any history of emotional problems?
Niki: No!
Flax: Please!
Niki: No!
Flax: Please, anything! Is there anything in his family?
Niki: No.
Flax: Was he taking drugs?
Niki: No.
Flax: Drinking? Was there any radical change in his diet?
Niki: [Niki starts to laugh, then she cries]
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Nomads
Words & Music by Bill Conti and Ted Nugent
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An astonishing piece of work
14 November 2003 | by (Hewitt, NJ) – 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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