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Nowhere (1997)

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

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writer:

Gregg Araki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Duval ... Dark
Rachel True ... Mel
Nathan Bexton ... Montgomery
Chiara Mastroianni ... Kriss
Debi Mazar ... Kozy
Kathleen Robertson ... Lucifer
Joshua Gibran Mayweather Joshua Gibran Mayweather ... Zero
Jordan Ladd ... Alyssa
Christina Applegate ... Dingbat
Sarah Lassez ... Egg
Guillermo Díaz ... Cowboy (as Guillermo Diaz)
Jeremy Jordan ... Bart
Alan Boyce ... Handjob
Jason Simmons ... The Teen Idol (as Jaason Simmons)
Ryan Phillippe ... Shad
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Storyline

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 <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Let the love feast begin See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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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Trivia

Due to the high cost of the music used in the film, it has yet (as of 2019) to receive a region 1 dvd release. See more »

Goofs

When the Atari gang are driving their newly-stolen car, a boom mic can be briefly seen above them. See more »

Quotes

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

"any unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition of this movie could result in criminal prosecution, plus we will pee on you." See more »

Connections

Follows The Doom Generation (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Next Room Of The Dream
Written by Marston Daley (as Buzz McCoy)
Performed by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Courtesy of Mindway Productions
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That's Cool, That's Trash.
25 June 2001 | by InfofreakSee 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,354, 11 May 1997

Gross USA:

$194,201

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,201
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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