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Nukie (1988)

PG  |   |  Family, Sci-Fi  |  19 October 1988 (UK)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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. Norman Glynn
Marcel Schneider ...
Officer 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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Family | Sci-Fi

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19 October 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nukie... In Search of America  »

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Nelson Mandela listed Nukie as one of his favorite films of 1988. See more »

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Pamela Carter: He seems to be in a coma.
Dr. Barbara Rhinestone: He? So far we don't know if this thing is animal, vegetable, or mineral.
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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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