Nowhere (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  9 May 1997 (USA)
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Follows a day in the lives of a group of high school kids Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Bexton ...
Joshua Gibran Mayweather ...
Egg / Polly
Cowboy (as Guillermo Diaz)
Alan Boyce ...
The Teen Idol


A group of teenagers try to sort out their lives and emotions while bizarre experiences happen to each one, including alien abductions, bad acid trips, bisexual experiences, suicides, bizarre deaths, and a rape by a TV star. All of this happens before "the greatest party of the year". Written by Parca Mortem <>

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"sexy, psychedelic, dementedly funny, with a sensational soundtrack... it's like clueless with nipple rings." See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for scenes of strong violence, sexuality and drug use involving teens, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$27,354 (USA) (9 May 1997)


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


All adult characters in this movie are known actors from sitcoms and comedies from the 70s and 80s. Dark's Mom is Beverly D'Angelo from the Vacation movies, the Fortune Teller is Charlotte Rae from The Facts of Life, Bart's parents are Christopher Knight and Eve Plumb from The Brady Bunch, Moses Helper the televangelist is John Ritter from Three's Company, the newscaster is Lauren Tewes from The Love Boat and Egg and Ducky's father is David Leisure from Empty Nest. See more »


Dark's facial stubble changes constantly. See more »


[first lines]
Dark: [voice-over] L.A. is like... nowhere. Everybody who lives here is lost.
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Crazy Credits

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Spoofs Showgirls (1995) See more »


In The City
Written by Justine Frischmann
Performed by Elastica
Courtesy of DGC Records, by arrangement with MCA Special Markets
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That's Cool, That's Trash.
25 June 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Man, I love trash! Serve me up Russ Meyer, Roger Corman, Ed Wood, Psych-Out, Rock'n'Roll High School or Angel, Angel, Down We Go and I'm a happy camper. But it's not so easy to make successful SELF CONSCIOUS trash. Troma try it and rarely succeed. The Chiodo brothers pulled it off with Killer Klowns from Outer Space, but Gregg Araki not only succeeds with Nowhere but takes it to the next level. Nowhere is the 90s Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls and then some. I can't even begin to tell you how cool this movie is! Look at the sensational cast which includes the debut of Mena Suvari, a couple of Bradys and best of all the wonderful find of Sarah Lassez. Add a spot on soundtrack of Sonic Youth, Elastica, JAMC, Portishead and Stacey Q(!) Plus Gibby from the Butthole Surfers, John Ritter playing a televangelist, an alien with a zap gun and Throbbing Gristle jokes! What more can you wish for?

The future is NOW, and Nowhere is THE place to be.

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