Nukie (1987)

PG  |   |  Family, Sci-Fi  |  1 July 1987 (South Africa)
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An alien called Nukie searches for his brother Miko, who has been captured by the U.S. government.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sister Anne
Dr. Eric Harvey
Ronald France ...
The Corporal
Siphiwe Mlangeni ...
Sipho Mlangeni ...
Bewan Windell ...
David Fox ...
Sara Braunstein ...
Sam Ntsinyi ...
Jabulile Phakane ...
Fats Dibeco ...
Mpefu (as Fats Dibeko)
Reed Evans ...
Dr. Barbara Rhinestone
Carin C. Tietze ...
Pamela Carter
Lester C. Muller ...
Dr. Norman Glynn
Marcel Schneider ...
Officer Connally


Two aliens, Nukie and Miko, crash-land on different parts of the Earth. Miko is quickly captured by an American space agency, while Nukie, who has landed in the middle of the African savannah, wanders about until he befriends two young children. Will Miko survive the scientists' experiements? Will Nukie ever be reunited with his space-travelling companion? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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A magical space adventure


Family | Sci-Fi


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1 July 1987 (South Africa)  »

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Nukie... In Search of America  »

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A copy of Nukie on LaserDisc is on display at the International Friendship Exhibition in The Democratic People's Republic of Korea. See more »


Nukie is shown to be able to turn into a ball of light and fly around at will. If he is so desperate to find his brother, why does he walk around constantly rather than simply flying to him? This is compounded by the fact that Miko, who has the exact same ability, never uses it to escape his captors at the Space Foundation. See more »


Miko: Nuukieeee!Nuukieeee!Nuukieeee!Nuukkkieeee!Nuukieeee!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »

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The Film That Should Not Be
20 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Without a doubt, bar none, unequivocally the worst film ever conceived by Man. Watching this film is an exercise in pure masochism. "Nukie" doesn't even have the "so bad it's good" charm of other horrible wastes of celluloid such as "Troll 2" or "Hobgoblins." The title character actually looks like a cross between a retarded bushbaby, a rotten potato, and a burlap sack full of horse manure. It's obvious that the creators of this film were envisioning an ET-like so-ugly-he's-cute character, with delusions of multi-million dollar licensing deals, lunchboxes and action figure lines. What they ended up with was a hideous monkey-faced monstrosity straight out of your worst Lovecraftian nightmare. This film is a horrible blight on the history of Mankind. It is pure torture and should not be viewed at any time by any human being whatsoever. I've made it my life's work to track down the unholy Sias Odendal, director of this film, and beat him senseless for his crimes against humanity. I blame "Nukie" for destroying my life and utterly shattering any hope that I may have had for the future of our civilization. Early on in the film, one of the "Space Foundation" scientists utters the line "This actually should not exist!" That is precisely how I feel about this film. I hate God for allowing this film to be made.

In the immortal words of Tom Servo, "I'd slap this movie if I could."

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