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7 March 1986 (USA) See more »
A terrifying story of the supernatural See more »
A French anthropologist moves to Los Angeles and is followed by the evil spirits of an extinct tribe he once uncovered. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lesley-Anne Down ... Dr. Eileen Flax

Pierce Brosnan ... Jean Charles Pommier
Anna Maria Monticelli ... Veronique Pommier / Niki (as Anna-Maria Monticelli)

Adam Ant ... Number One

Mary Woronov ... Dancing Mary
Héctor Mercado ... Ponytail
Josie Cotton ... Silver Ring
Frank Doubleday ... Razor
Jeannie Elias ... Cassie

Nina Foch ... Real Estate Agent
J. Jay Saunders ... Cort (as J.J. Saunders)

Alan Autry ... Olds
Dana Chelette ... Orderly

Frances Bay ... Bertril
Junero Jennings ... Gas Station Attendant
Anita Jesse ... Nurse
Athan Karras ... Apartment Manager
Josee Beaudry ... Nurse
Freddie Duke ... Nurse
Read Morgan ... Cop (as Reed Morgan)
Paul Anselmo ... Cop in Apartment
Kario Salem ... Schacter
Gayle Vance ... Nurse
Helen Vick ... Nurse

John Vidor ... Kid in Park
Tim Wallace ... Intern
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Gregory ... Cop in apartment

Ted Nugent
Elizabeth Russell ... Cathy
Myreah Moore ... Nurse Sally (uncredited)

Directed by
John McTiernan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John McTiernan 

Produced by
Thomas Coleman .... executive producer
Cassian Elwes .... producer
Elliott Kastner .... producer
Stanley Mark .... associate producer
George Pappas .... producer
Michael Rosenblatt .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Stephen Ramsey 
Film Editing by
Michael John Bateman 
Production Design by
Marcia Hinds 
Art Direction by
Bo Johnson 
Costume Design by
Rhaz Zeisler 
Makeup Department
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sue Baden-Powell .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
BJ Davis .... second unit director
Warren Lewis .... assistant director
Art Department
Jim Beinke .... carpenter
Kathy Ogilvie .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Ed Callahan .... sound effects editor
John Duvall .... sound editor
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound editor
Andrea Adams .... stunts
Greg Anderson .... stunts (as Gregory Anderson)
Eddie Braun .... stunts
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator
BJ Davis .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunts
Alan Marcus .... stunts
Gary Pike .... stunts (as Gary T. Pike)
Diane Ruiz .... stunts
Debra Trowt .... stunts (as Debra L. Trowt)
Richard Wade .... stunts
Mike Washlake .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunt double: Leslie Ann Down (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Fenney .... best boy electrician
James J. Gilson .... gaffer
Don Hayashi .... first assistant camera
Gary Molyneux .... grip
Ron Wisnesky .... best boy electric
Other crew
Glenn Gaylord .... production assistant
Helen Kelly .... stand-in
Mary McLaglen .... production coordinator
Sebastian Serrell-Watts .... production assistant
Melissa Smith .... sales and marketing coordinator (uncredited)

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91 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Arnold Schwarzenegger stated in his memoir "Total Recall" that he was so impressed by the film's tense atmosphere - made on a low budget - that he convinced the producers to hire John McTiernan to direct Predator (1987).See more »
Flax:Did Jean Charles have any history of emotional problems?
Flax:Please, anything! Is there anything in his family?
Flax:Was he taking drugs?
Flax:Drinking? Was there any radical change in his diet?
Niki:[Niki starts to laugh, then she cries]
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18 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Interesting theory in Nomads, 9 September 2006
Author: sunznc from Huntington Beach, Ca.

And the theory is, as spelled out by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro in her book of the same name, that there are earthbound, malevolent spirits who bring madness to any human that makes camp with them. That people don't realize that a percentage of what they see or hear is not.....there! Most people are luckier, they don't look so closely. But Pierce Brosnan's character, being the inquisitive person he is, has looked.......too closely. Now, these nomadic beings, who are attracted to places of calamity, have taken an interest in Brosnan and he is warned by someone, who may or may not be one of 'them'. Warned to leave, change his job and move away. It's all very interesting to watch. And afterward, you can't stop thinking about it. Yes, it contains flavors from the 80's but it is still thought provoking. Read the book too!

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