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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)


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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 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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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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Famed ape-art connoisseur Lawton Williams III is the largest collector of Nukie memorabilia in the Western hemisphere. 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 »


Narrator: The specimen shows interesting and strong reactions. Dr. Rhinestone reports signals showing similarity to pain reactions.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Rape Squad (2012) See more »

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Without hesitation, the worst movie I have ever seen.
20 August 2005 | by jedburgSee all my reviews

I have seen many movies in my time, many good, many bad. About 2 years ago my friends and I began watching films that could fall under the "so bad it's good" category, an often amusing, but none the less hit and miss approach to entertainment. After much thought I have concluded that 'Nukie' is in a class entirely of its own.

'Nukie' is in ways astonishing, in that it seems to melt the brain of those that watch it into a messy syrup. What makes Nukie so brutally awful is hard to pinpoint, but the main issues seem to be in the characters, and the overall pace of the movie. The characters are nauseating to say the least, with the tortured, draining whimpers of aliens' Nukie and Miko becoming a motif throughout the course of the film. The Nukie costume is an assault on the senses, with a vulgar 'groin bump' and Hitler snot too, the 'hero' is not the cute extra-terrestrial the videos box promises at all. The plot is non existent, and whenever the story seems to be getting somewhere something horrific happens that seems to shoot down all the progress that damn alien has made (if any). Whats more, 'Nukie' has the bizarre quality of slowing down time, making this the most agonizing 95 minutes of you life.

I bought a 'Nukie' video for $2 and was hoping for a movie to tear to pieces with my friends. We lasted about 20 minutes before it got us. I think others who have seen this will understand.

Not only is 'Nukie' the worst film I have seen, it is the worst film I will EVER see.

Be prepared.


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