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Brenda Starr (1989)

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 »

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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>

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Also Known As:

Brenda Starr - Stjärnreportern  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$67,878
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Brooke Shields and Brenda Starr shared the initials of "B.S." 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!
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Version of Brenda Starr, Reporter (1979) See more »

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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
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Brenda is sort of a star
9 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

I searched for this for years, sniffing after it's bad reputation. Surprize-it's not that bad. The scenes with the comic strip artist are painful but brief. Most of the action is period 40's and the costumes are fun (Bob Mackie?). Brooke is just gorgeous, of course, and makes a plucky Brenda. Diana Scarwid is her nasty rival and Timothy Dalton her sexy love interest. If this had been done for TV (which it looks like) I think the critics would have been far kinder. If I recall, no one crucified Jill St. John for the 1976 version. This movie is strictly for comic book buffs or Brooke Sheilds fans.

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