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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Donikad See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,354, 11 May 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,354, 11 May 1997
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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

Dicknail
Written & Performed by Hole
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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User Reviews

 
A weirdly cool experience.

Nowhere is weirdly surrealistic and weirdly cool. I also enjoyed all the young, now-famous, actors in this film. This is all I really wanted to say about the film, however, since I need more lines, I'll just say certain aspects of the movie are alternately funny, sad, strange and still relevant today. It's hard to 'date' this movie. I'm betting twenty or thirty years from now, it will still seem up-to-date and probably still relevant. James Duval is always good and Rachel True is just beautiful. She's also a very powerful actress, turning in an excellent performance here. The whole weird, detached, alienated tone of the film made it entirely enjoyable.


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