MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,248 this week

Brenda Starr (1989)

4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 713 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 5 critic

Mike is a struggling artist who draws the 'Brenda Starr' strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get... See full summary »

Writers:

(story), (story), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
b 2
a list of 48 titles
created 22 Sep 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 11 Jul 2012
 
a list of 699 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Brenda Starr (1989)

Brenda Starr (1989) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Brenda Starr.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Backstreet Dreams is the story of a man, who has a disturbed child. He and his wife take their son to a clinic, where he is diagnosed by a talented psychologist (Stevie), as being autistic.... See full summary »

Directors: Rupert Hitzig, Jason O'Malley
Stars: Brooke Shields, Jason O'Malley, Anthony Franciosa
Sahara (1983)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson, Horst Buchholz
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern
Endless Love (1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Basil St. John
Tony Peck ...
Mike Randall
...
Libby 'Lips' Lipscomb
...
Jose
...
June Gable ...
Luba
...
Editor Francis I. Livright
...
Reporter Hank O'Hare
John Short ...
Cub Reporter Pesky Miller
...
Police Chief Maloney
Mark von Holstein ...
Donovan O'Shea, Public Enemy #3
...
Professor Gerhardt Von Kreutzer
...
...
The Fake Capt. Borg
Edit

Storyline

Mike is a struggling artist who draws the 'Brenda Starr' strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get her back, and keep his job, Mike draws himself into the strip. In her world, Brenda Starr is the Ace Reporter for the New York Flash. She is talented, fearless, smart and a very snappy dresser. The only competition she has is from the rival paper's top reporter Libby Lipscomb. Brenda heads to the Amazon jungle to find a scientist with a secret formula which will create cheap and powerful gas from ordinary water. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brenda Starr  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although shot in 1986 and released in Europe in 1989, it was not released in the US until 1992 due to legal disputes regarding the American distribution and TV rights. See more »

Quotes

Cub Reporter Pesky Miller: You're just sore because Brenda got the O'Shea story while you were sitting on your claws!
Libby 'Lips' Lipscomb: Haha! Little man, I don't care about the O'Shea story. "Small potatoes." I'm working on something so big it'll really clean your clock, Starr! Put you right out of the newspaper game! All you poor saps. So, tata!
See more »

Connections

Version of Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Fiesta With My Love
Written by Kashif, Brian Alexander Morgan (as Brian Morgan) & Shelley Scruggs
Published by Music Corp. of America (BMI)
Kashif Music (BMI)
New Music Group, Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Kashif, Brian Alexander Morgan (as Brian Morgan) & Shelley Scruggs for
The New Music Group, Inc.
Vocal Performance by Yogi Lee
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Badly conceived
8 December 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The most that people know about this movie was that it was filmed in 1986, then spent six years on the shelf before being (barely) released to theaters. Was it deserving of its fate? For that most part, yes. Though obviously not a big budget exercise, the movie does boast (for the most part) passable production values. However, the rest of the movie falls flat. Brooke Shields looks the part of Brenda Starr, but her performance simply isn't very good. In fairness to Shields, her role is strangely not written to be a smart and resourceful woman, but kind of a bubblehead - such a demeaning role would make anyone reluctant to give a good performance. In fact, just about every character is written to be kind of stupid. The movie seems to think that the whole thing should be some kind of joke, when in fact this kind of movie needs a SERIOUS treatment. It doesn't help that there are several instances where key linking footage or entire scenes seem to be missing, leading to some very confusing moments. I'm willing to be that Dale Messick, the original cartoonist of the "Brenda Starr" comic strip, wasn't very pleased by this cinematic adaptation of her work.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Nice movie steffi_nor
Soundtrack from Brenda Starr tdltn0824
Discuss Brenda Starr (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?