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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.

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John McTiernan

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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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A terrifying story of the supernatural 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

Gross USA:

$2,278,264

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,278,264
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Famous British new wave musician and occasional actor Adam Ant appears as the leader of the gang, but has no dialogue. See more »

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Jean Charles Pommier: What kind of people?
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Dancing Mary
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experiment that fails
10 September 2012 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

The late eighties was very experimental and risk taking in films. And that's why I'm not going to lambaste this movie.

This is an experiment that fails.

It probably should have been good, but this has to be one of the worst 100 directing jobs ever.

It's too confusing to tell you what it's about. You won't be able to stay awake for any ten minute stretch, so you will have to watch it in chunks. "Plodding" is the huge understatement for this movie.

It's a supernatural piece about a woman who hallucinates seeing a man who has died, and what occurs in the movie is something you could never possibly guess without looking at the "plot synopsis" in the guide. There's nothing in the movie to tell you what it is about.

The mistake here is that the director tries too hard. Technically, things look good. The women who occupy most of the screen time are very pretty. There is some good scenery in rare spots.

Technically, the dramatic suspense is text book, but it isn't inspired. It simply drags and drags. And the good scenery is rare compared to the bland city scenery. Hospitals, cars, streets, homes are dull. Making them duller with actors plying their "suspense" acting makes it a debacle.

I don't care about the accents. The actors try, and that's the problem. It's all "trying". The director extends every scene to make it last forever. Roughly 90 minutes is what this runs. It should have been 8 minutes.

The experiment here, by the director, was to suspend everything, to try to make the most out of a simple movement. There was a popular poet-teacher who held a "Writer's meeting" in Louisville named Leon Driskoll, who loved that sort of boredom, but it bores me to tears. Still, I realize there are people like him who love boredom.


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