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

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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
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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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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$2,278,264 (USA)
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Nomads (1986) is included in the book "Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen". See more »

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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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Dancing Mary
Words & Music by Bill Conti and Ted Nugent
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Original, not entirely flawless
29 March 2012 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Got this cheap on a sale. I've been having this 80's season with watching movies and decided to purchase it without any prior knowledge of it. I was just surprised it's a McTiernan movie I hadn't heard of.

I wasn't completely convinced at first and thought that it was 2 euros flushed down the toilet. The story picks up quite slow and the beginning is executed in a style I wasn't very fond of. Brosnan portraying a frenchman was a bit annoying too. But after 30 minutes or so, I was pretty hooked to see how the movie would eventually unfold.

Even tho it turned out to be "ok", it's got a lot of flaws. It feels as if it would've needed a lot more substance in script. The whole nomad story is pretty vague and there's not much background info on Brosnans expeditions, which would've made this movie more gripping and interesting. The connection is there, but to me it didn't deliver. I was left a bit confused with a lot of things. It almost goes into David Lynch territory at times, which isn't a completely bad thing, but you need to have that "something" to pull off a supernatural mystery like this. To me this wasn't such a movie, even tho it may not be too far from succeeding. Something was missing from the story.

I was also left wondering if the movie had worked better without the doctor lady completely, concentrating on Brosnans character. The whole flashback/hallucination thing was mostly just confusing. There was some nice editing at times and it added to the tension, but I still feel this movie would've worked better in a more linear fashion, dropping the doctor character completely.

So, the initial story was interesting, but the execution made it a mess. Maybe I should watch it again to appreciate the structure, but at the moment I don't see myself spending another 90 minutes on it. I'll keep it in my movie library tho, just in case I wan't to revisit it at some point.

As a side note, the movie contains one of the most brutal scenes I've witnessed on screen. It's not graphic at all and is portrayed from a distance, but it comes very unexpected. It really made me feel uncomfortable.

6 points for the story and originality, may be a bit generous tho. Maybe it was worth the 2 euros I payed for it, but not more. McTiernan continues to be a mystery of a director, having made classics and my favorites Die Hard and Predator, but still capable of creating an artsy movie like this and some complete garbage like Rollerball remake.


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