- Nomads (1986 film)
Nomads Directed by John McTiernan Produced by Thomas Coleman,
Written by John McTiernan Starring Pierce Brosnan
Anna Maria Monticelli
Music by Bill Conti Cinematography Stephen Ramsey Editing by Michael John Bateman Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (DVD) Release date(s) March 7, 1986 Running time 91 min Country United States Language English Box office $2,278,264 (USA) 
The story involves a French anthropologist who is an expert on nomads. He stumbles across a group of urban nomads who turn out to be more than he expected.
- Pierce Brosnan as Jean Charles Pommier
- Lesley-Anne Down as Flax
- Anna Maria Monticelli as Niki
- Adam Ant as Number One
- Mary Woronov as Dancing Mary
The movie begins with the violent and painful death of its protagonist, French sociologist Jean-Charles Pommier (Pierce Brosnan). The moment he dies in the Emergency Room of a Los Angeles city hospital the physician treating him, Dr. Eileen Flax (Lesley-Anne Down), becomes possessed with his memories.
Dr. Flax relives the last week of Pommier's life until the moment of his death.
After travelling abroad and studying the spiritual beliefs and religious practices of primitive peoples, Pommier finally settles down with his patient wife Niki (Anna Maria Monticelli) in Los Angeles to teach at UCLA.
His home in the suburbs is vandalized one night by a gang of street punks who travel about in a black van. They are very interested in his house and he finds that they have built a macabre shrine in his garage to a murderer who recently killed two girls who lived in the house. He then starts to study them because they are an urban nomad culture that is strikingly similar to the ones he has studied.
He begins to observe them, following them around and covertly taking their pictures. He develops the pictures and is puzzled to find that they do not show up in them.
Then he begins to realize that they are actually the Einwetok, demonic Inuit trickster spirits that take human form, commit acts of violence and mischief, and who are attracted to places of violence and death. Now that they are aware of him, they plan to claim his soul to keep their existence a secret.
Dr. Flax wakes in the bedroom of Pommier's house in the arms of his wife. They try to flee the city to escape the nomads but the street starts to fill with an army of leather-clad bikers and punks. They storm the house, forcing the women to flee to the attic. One of the nomads, Dancing Mary (Mary Woronov), breaks into the attic but leaves after scaring them.
Much later, the nomads have left the house and the ladies leave the attic to find the house a shambles. Packing bags, they flee the city.
The next day, as they are driving down a back road, a leather-clad man on a motorcycle rides around them. Flax warns Niki that whatever she sees, she should not stop. As they drive by, they are horrified to see that it is Pommier, now one of the nomads.
Films directed by John McTiernan 1980s 1990s 2000s Albums as Adam & the Ants Solo albums CompilationsHits (1986) · Antics in the Forbidden Zone (1990) · Antmusic: The Very Best of Adam Ant (1994) · B-Side Babies (1994) · The Very Best of Adam and the Ants (1999) · Stand & Deliver (2006) · Dandy Highwaymen (2007) Singles"Deutscher Girls" (1982; recorded 1978) · "Young Parisians" (1978, reissued 1980) · "Zerox" (1979; reissued 1981) · "Kings of the Wild Frontier" (1980, reissued 1981) · "Dog Eat Dog" (1980) · "Antmusic" (1980) · "Cartrouble" (1981) · Stand and Deliver" (1981) · "Prince Charming" (1981) · "Ant Rap" (1981) · "Goody Two Shoes" (1982) · "Friend or Foe" (1982) · "Desperate But Not Serious" (1982) · "Puss‘n‘Boots" (1983) · "Strip" (1984) · "Apollo 9" (1984) · "Vive Le Rock" (1984) · "Room at the Top" (1990) · "Rough Stuff" · "Can’t Set Rules About Love" (1990) · "Wonderful" (1995) · "Gotta Be a Sin" (1995) Acting appearancesJubilee (1977) · Cannon and Ball (1982) · Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983, TV episode) · Entertaining Mr Sloane (1985 theatre performance) · The Equalizer (1985, TV episode) · Nomads · Amazing Stories (1987 episode) · Slam Dance (1987) · Sledge Hammer! (1987 episode) · Cold Steel (1987) · World Gone Wild (1988) · Out of Time (1988) · Trust Me (1989) · Midnight Heat (1991) · Tales from the Crypt (1992 episode) · Spellcaster (1992) · Northern Exposure (1992 episode) · Love Bites (1992) · West (1993 theatre performance) · Be Bop A Lula (1993 theatre performance) · Acting on Impulse (1993) · Drop Dead Rock (1993) · Desert Winds (1995) · Cyber Bandits (1995) · Batman: The Animated Series (1995) · Funeral Games (1996 theatre performance) · Lover’s Knot (1996) · Face Down (1996) · Junk (1997) · La Femme Nikita (1999 episode) Related
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