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Sheena (1984)

Sheena grew up in the African wild, raised by a mystical witch woman. When her foster mother is framed for a murder Sheena is forced to flee, helped by her ability to talk to animals and her knowledge of the jungle.

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Vic Casey
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Fletcher
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Shaman
France Zobda ...
Countess Zanda
Trevor Thomas ...
Prince Otwani
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King Jabalani
John Forgeham ...
Jorgensen
Errol John ...
Bolu
Sylvester Williams ...
Juka
Bob Sherman ...
Grizzard
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Phillip Ames
Nancy Paul ...
Betsy Ames
Kathryn Gant ...
Kirsty Lindsay ...
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Storyline

Sheena's white parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, Sheena and a newsman, Vic Casey are forced to flee while pursued by the mercenaries hired by the real killer, who hopes to assume power. Sheena's ability to talk to the animals and knowledge of jungle lore give them a chance against the high tech weapons of the mercenaries. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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When paradise became a battleground, she led the fight for survival! See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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PG | See all certifications »

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17 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Sheena: Queen of the Jungle  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Portraying Shaman, actress Elizabeth of Toro in real-life was an actual African Queen who was of the Ugandan Royalty. Her family was banished from Uganda when Idi Amin overthrew the country in a coup. See more »

Goofs

After the elephant crashes through the wall of the jail, the guards try to leave the room. Monkeys trying to trip the guards with a gun, drop the gun before the guards can trip on it, but the guards still fall. It happens about 36 minutes into the movie. See more »

Quotes

Sheena: I am not a foolish young girl. The Shaman taught me that brave tales do not always have happy endings. I know what guns can do. I know that you and I may not live to see another sunset.
Vic Casey: Mmmmm!
Sheena: You are an enemy!
Vic Casey: I'm what?
Sheena: The Shaman taught me- an enemy is someone who takes without asking!
Vic Casey: I'll ask then. May I?
Sheena: Yes! You will be welcome in Zukuru! The head man's locust bean cakes- they will be your locust bean cakes! His fermented buffalo milk will be your fermented buffalo milk!
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Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Saves the Show (2014) See more »

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Come On Vic Casey
Composed and Conducted by Richard Hartley
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Good for what it is

First off, PG apparently at the time allowed a brief nude scene. A refreshing deal really. The violence really isn't too bad; surely of the comic variety. Not an "R" picture.

Second, the movie obviously is not to be taken seriously. As harmless entertainment, it is pretty good, especially if watched in the right frame of mind. The evil countess (best line was demanding equal harm to be done to Sheena ... no ERA stuff for her!), big city reporter (reference to his view of the Towers), mystical shaman (imdb has the actress having a pretty interesting backstory), and Sheena (talk to me in words I understand!) all are fun.

Commenting on Tanya Roberts' acting skills is a bit redundant. She is there because she fits into the costume, so to speak, and she does that rather well, thank you. As an actress ... well, she isn't THAT horrible, really. If Heidi Fleiss can be in a movie, TR can play Sheena! And, really, her performance adds to the fun too.

I saw this at about 2am. Perfect time.


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