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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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Basil St. John
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Mike Randall
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Editor Francis I. Livright
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Reporter Hank O'Hare
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Cub Reporter Pesky Miller
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Police Chief Maloney
Mark von Holstein ...
Donovan O'Shea, Public Enemy #3
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Professor Gerhardt Von Kreutzer
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The Fake Capt. Borg
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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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15 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brenda Starr - Stjärnreportern  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Although shot in 1986 and first released in Europe in 1989, the movie, due to legal disputes regarding the American distribution and television rights, was not released in American cinemas in the USA until 1992, which was about six years after it was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Brenda Starr: [on the telephone in her hotel] Front desk? Hello! Could you remove two bodies from the third floor hall? Thank you!
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Referenced in Inside 'The Living Daylights' (2000) 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
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deserves cult status
8 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

i thought this movie was unreal.it is certainly Brooke shields vehicle and she does an amazing job with it,she was totally impressive,endearing and mind blowing-ly gorgeous as the ace comic book reporter.her comedic abilities really shine through here so it is a shame that this film didn't become more recognized than it was. the editing in a certain part is terrible-witness Brenda Starr falling from a balcony in slow motion-but the rest is a hell of a lot of camp fun. Diana Scarwidis awesome in this role as is the Russian woman on Brenda's trail. i have watched this film over and over again and it gets better every time. do yourself a favour and dust it off a rental shelf and watch it.


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