The eponymous band of nomads, who appear as post-apocalyptic 1980s biker punks straight out of CYBORG or ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, happen to include rocker Adam Ant:
singer Josie Cotton (of "Johnny, Are You Queer?"):
sinister character actor Frank Doubleday (who I've referred to as "John Carpenter's Klaus Kinski" after his appearances in ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK):
Alvin Ailey dancer and Cannon Films henchman Héctor Mercado (of DELTA FORCE 2 and DEATH WISH 4):
and cult legend Mary Woronov (EATING RAOUL, ROCK N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL).
I would've liked to have seen Paul Bartel also dressed as an 80s punk biker.
Hell, we even have David Lynch's favorite granny Frances Bay as a terrifying nun.
On the whole, NOMADS is an atmospheric fantasy thriller that, I guess, does for anthropology what JURASSIC PARK did for paleontology?
In closing, I never thought I would see Mary Woronov dancing creepily to Ted Nugent guitar riffs as Pierce Brosnan tries to photograph her, in the name of science.
There is at least a Ph.D's worth of behavioral science in this tableau.
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