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Nukie (1988)

 -  Family | Sci-Fi  -  19 October 1988 (UK)
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Two alien brothers crash their ship in the U.S. They get separated, and one searches the country for the other one.

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Sister Anne
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Dr. Eric Harvey
Ronald France ...
The Corporal
Siphiwe Mlangeni ...
Tiko
Sipho Mlangeni ...
Toki
Bewan Windell ...
Nukie
David Fox ...
Nukie
Sara Braunstein ...
Miko
Sam Ntsinyi ...
Sangoma
Jabulile Phakane ...
Dube
Fats Dibeco ...
Mpefu (as Fats Dibeko)
Reed Evans ...
Dr. Barbara Rhinestone
Carin C. Tietze ...
Pamela Carter
Lester C. Muller ...
Dr. Glynn
Marcel Schneider ...
Connally
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A magical space adventure

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Nukie... In Search of America  »

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Was scheduled for production in 1988. See more »

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Nukie: And now my little ones, let me show you how children discover sleep on Foto Seven, where I come from.
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Most Painful Movie Ever Made
17 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Nukie is widely regarded as the worst/most painful movie ever made. No one who has seen it denies this assertion. It tops even the infamous Manos: the Hands of Fate. As a result, it has a bit of a cult following, the way Kali, the Hindu goddess of death has a bit of a cult following.

The astounding thing about Nukie is its ability to cram so much stupidity into so little time. You find yourself watching a scene, realizing that every line and every action is utterly without merit, wishing the scene would just END--then it does, and a new scene begins, equally stupid, and you realize that the last scene's eternity was really only about 30 seconds long, and this movie is about 90 minutes. That's when you look for pointy objects to thrust violently into sensitive body parts as a distraction.

The other thing about Nukie, the one that leaves me in awe, is its ability to top itself in brain-killing idiocy. The movie crushes Barney's foolishness 30 seconds in, stomps Teletubbies in minutes, and after that, it's home free in the race for cerebral vacuum creation. Despite this, every 15 minutes--or less--a scene comes along which makes your jaw drop as it rockets the movie to a new depth of idiocy. Just when you think the movie has reached its nadir, a character begins dancing, or one of the aliens demonstrates a new power, or the computer learns a new lesson about feelings, and your brain tries to escape the pain by squeezing out of your skull through the pores in the bone.

It's a truly unique experience.


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