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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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Cast

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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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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

Moving from place to place was difficult, at best. "The locations we used were all quite far from one another and involved big moves each time", said executive producer Yoram Ben-Ami who added, "we were very lucky to be able to move from place to place without losing too much time, which is key because time is money". See more »

Goofs

In the opening nude scene, Sheena appears to be under a waterfall. But on closer inspection, there is no water splashing or deflecting off of her head. It's clear the waterfall is just behind her as she acts as though she is under it, and her body appears wet though it is much too shiny and has no water running down it, so it's clear that is just oil. As the waterfall is a very high one, the force of water coming down might have been too forceful and hurt and so the scene was probably just staged to appear as though she were in it. 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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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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Marika And The Water Deer
Composed and Conducted by Richard Hartley
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Very touching
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic Tanya Roberts , I feel she was so natural in the role instead of fake acting, she is also very magnetic in all her attractions.Shenna is truly the Queen of the jungle , also the villains are superb in there ability to make you hate them for there dirty deeds. Also some comedy relief in some scenes, the best scene of course , is Tanya bathing ala natural , which shows her real outside beauty , no way around this , she is gorgeous and thats that. The actual jungle scenery is great , and her animal magnetism was done well, and her re pore with the animals was great as was the rest of the cast. This should have been rated better, possibly more jealous women voting, Tanya is just drop dead gorgeous.


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