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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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King Jabalani
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Errol John ...
Bolu
Sylvester Williams ...
Juka
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Phillip Ames
Nancy Paul ...
Betsy Ames
Kathryn Gant ...
Child Sheena
Kirsty Lindsay ...
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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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She is an ancient prophecy fulfilled. A golden God-child possessed with a mystic gift. A gift which grew in strength as she grew in years. A gift about to be put to the ultimate test: Innocence against Evil. See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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17 August 1984 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,950,114, 19 August 1984

Gross USA:

$5,778,353
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2.35 : 1
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Actresses Bo Derek, Jodie Foster and Raquel Welch were all considered for the title role of Sheena which in the end was cast with actress Tanya Roberts. Welch was originally touted to play Sheena when the picture was first developed a number of years earlier during the 1970s. Welch had previously headlined the cast of the similar adventure genre piece One Million Years B.C. (1966). See more »

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Bengal tigers are actually indigenous to Indian not Africa. See more »

Quotes

Sheena: See! See! Even in chains, we can defeat them! Turn your minds back, oh my people. Remember yourselves- a thousand, a thousand moons ago! Bring your bows! Chief Harumba- Attack!
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Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Saves the Show (2014) See more »

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Climb! - Young Sheena
Composed and Conducted by Richard Hartley
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Beautiful and strong female hero.
7 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Not that bad. The production values are excellent and the story line is no worse than TV or low-budgeted action adventure. This is a PG film after all. I remembered this being marketed as a family film, however there are some very violent scenes. The shots of her swinging on a vine were very realistic as were the flamingo and rhino attacks. I was twelve when I first saw it and it was good to have a female action hero. She was very beautiful AND strong. In her early scenes she is shot sexy beautiful, but as the film progresses we see her more as healthy beautiful. I never saw earlier versions of Sheena, however no updated comic book hero movies ever match the originals (Batman, Superman, etc...) Lois Lane is forever updated to match social change, why can't Sheena become more politically correct when it comes to not wearing fur? I think Tanya Roberts has gotten a bum rap over the years. Besides being so beautiful, she has a certain charm and sweetness to her. The hauntingly beautiful theme song is one of the best of any movie. The final shot of Tanya Roberts, a reprise of her first shot, galloping on a zebra along an endless beach of flamingos in the background is breathtaking and worth the rental.


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