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Nukie (1987)

An alien called Nukie searches for his brother Miko, who has been captured by the U.S. government.


Sias Odendaal (as Sias Odendal), Michael Pakleppa


Ben Taylor (screenplay) (as Benjamin Taylor), Sias Odendaal (original story) (as Sias Odendal)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Glynis Johns ... Sister Anne
Steve Railsback ... Dr. Eric Harvey
Ronald France Ronald France ... The Corporal
Siphiwe Mlangeni Siphiwe Mlangeni ... Tiko
Sipho Mlangeni Sipho Mlangeni ... Toki
Bevan Windell Bevan Windell ... Nukie
David Fox David Fox ... Nukie
Sara Braunstein Sara Braunstein ... Miko
Sam Ntsinyi Sam Ntsinyi ... Sangoma
Jabulile Phakane Jabulile Phakane ... Dube
Fats Dibeco Fats Dibeco ... Mpefu (as Fats Dibeko)
Reed Evans Reed Evans ... Dr. Barbara Rhinestone
Carin C. Tietze ... Pamela Carter
Lester C. Muller Lester C. Muller ... Dr. Norman Glynn
Marcel Schneider 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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A magical space adventure


Family | Sci-Fi


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A LaserDisc copy of the film is on display at the International Friendship Exhibition in North 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 »


Computer Operator at Space Foundation: It seems to react badly to narcotics.
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: The Last Vampire on Earth (2017) See more »

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This movie will make you eat your own eyes out and be glad for the pain
17 October 2004 | by youignorantslutSee all my reviews

The pain is the only thing that will distract you from the terminal suck of the movie. The plot line is like watching actors trying to break out of their usual roles of downs syndrome porn and the main character looks like a deep-fried shag carpet soaked in cheese made rancid manlove to ET's bastard cousin. It goes downhill from there. Wrought with so many plot holes I felt like my teeth were being jarred from their sockets just from the righteous fury, I felt the minutes this movie was bleeding from my life dripping out of my soul. I feel that if I look down I will see the tattered remains of the person I was before I saw this movie floating in a pool of my lost humanity.

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South Africa | UK | USA



Release Date:

1 July 1987 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Nukie... In Search of America See more »

Filming Locations:

Namibia See more »

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