Based on the famous comic strip, Sheena chronicles the adventures of the title character (Tanya Roberts), a fair-skinned orphan taken in by a kindly Zambouli priestess (Elizabeth of Toro, a real-life African queen) in a remote African village and trained in the ancient arts of makeup and hairstyling. When American newsmen Fletcher (Donovan Scott) and Vic (Ted Wass) travel to her homeland to cover a story on Prince Otwani (Trevor Thomas), they uncover his plot to assassinate his brother, the reigning prince (a renowned field-goal kicker), and frame the priestess for the crime. Sheena joins forces with the newsmen to stop him and restore order to the country. Although Roberts looks great in a loincloth, her assets alone cannot save this turkey; one wonders where the jungle princess manages to plug in her blow-dryer. This ridiculous film was panned across the board upon its release and subsequently bombed. … More
- PG (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
- Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Directed By:
- John Guillermin
- Written By:
- David Newman , Lorenzo Semple Jr. , Leslie Stevens , David Zelag Goodman
- In Theaters:
- Aug 17, 1984 Wide
- On DVD:
- Dec 4, 2001
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Critic Reviews for Sheena
An earnest mid-80s attempt to bring a comic-book heroine to life in ways that make Halle Berry's Catwoman look like Anne Hathaway's Catwoman.
Except for a poorly madeup horse who is supposed to be a trained zebra, everyone in the cast gives believable performances and the action is logical and well paced.
Tanya Roberts is upstaged here by a clever elephant and a talkative chimp.
A horse painted like a zebra and a flamingo stampede just aren't enough.
A cheesy classic. Warrior queen Roberts = girl power!
Audience Reviews for Sheena
Shockingly bad Tarzan clone in which a playboy bunny brought up in a jungle that's obviously very well stocked with cosmetics and hair care products talks to the animals to foil the usual 80s bad guys. Absolute drivel.More
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