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Nomads (1986)

A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.

Director:

John McTiernan

Writer:

John McTiernan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Josie Cotton ... Silver Ring
Frank Doubleday ... Razor
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Cassie
Nina Foch ... Real Estate Agent
J. Jay Saunders ... Cort (as J.J. Saunders)
Alan Autry ... Olds
Dana Chelette Dana Chelette ... Orderly
Frances Bay ... Bertril
Junero Jennings Junero Jennings ... Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

A French anthropologist gets murdered in Los Angeles after discovering the existence of ancient demonic spirits, first described in old Inuit legends, that can take human form and prank, possess or even kill people. Before he dies, he reveals this secret to a young female doctor who quickly realizes that his wife is now in danger as well. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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gang | sex scene | van | nomad | nun | See All (247) »

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The tribe of the dead... Stalking the living! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nómadas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$2,278,264
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anna Maria Monticelli and John McTiernan were in a relationship. Isabella Monticelli-McTiernan is their daughter. See more »

Quotes

Flax: Niki, what if he wasn't...
Niki: Wasn't what?
Flax: [turns around] What if he wasn't insane?
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Nomads
Words & Music by Bill Conti and Ted Nugent
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An interesting experiment
5 November 2002 | by durante-lucaSee all my reviews

I think this is a very interesting movie, basically for two reasons: 1)The fear atmosphere is strong around all the time, the horror plot is suggested but almost never showed, and it increase the suspence and the desire to discover the end. 2)It's a low-cost movie and I appreciate it for this. There isn't special effect, gore or whatever but the odiens are still disoriented by a mysterious direction. This is a clear foot-print of a talent director! Good interpretation of Pierce Brosnan (too much better than 007!!). Enjoy it!


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