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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheena
... Vic Casey
... Fletcher
... Shaman
France Zobda ... Countess Zanda
Trevor Thomas ... Prince Otwani
... King Jabalani
... Jorgensen
Errol John ... Bolu
Sylvester Williams ... Juka
Bob Sherman ... Grizzard
... Phillip Ames
Nancy Paul ... Betsy Ames
Kathryn Gant ... Child Sheena
Kirsty Lindsay ... Young Sheena
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

The name of the African tribe, which was fictional and not a real people, was the "Zambouli" tribe. 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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Connections

References Lady Stay Dead (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Climb! - Young Sheena
Composed and Conducted by Richard Hartley
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fun!
28 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Sheena has been entertaining us for close to 70 years now, but you sure wouldn't know it to look at her. She still looks as beautiful and sexy as ever. I've had a ball following Sheena's adventures in the pulps, comic books, on TV, and in this Sheena movie from 1984. My favorite actress in the role of Sheena is Irish McCalla, but I've enjoyed Tanya Roberts and Gina Lee Nolan too. Roberts is stunningly beautiful and she conveys a wonderful sense of innocence as Sheena. This 1984 Sheena movie is a blast of cheesy fun that provides plenty of entertaining moments that make for great escapism. Enjoy this one with good friends, beverages, and lots of popcorn. Sheena is fun!


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