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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
|Rating:||PG (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)|
|Genre:||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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as Vic Casey
as Countess Zanda
as Prince Otwani
as King Jabalani
as Phillip Ames
as Betsy Ames
as Child Sheena
as Young Sheena
as Helicopter Pilot
as African Native
as Prison Sergeant
as Old Lady
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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.
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