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.
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
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Another problem the filmmakers faced was the length of time it took to get the dailies back from London, which was the closest place to have the film processed. It took two weeks before the dailies arrived back in Africa and by that time the crew would have moved on to another location. Director John Guillermin and his crew had to hope that everything they shot was right the first time around. See more »
During most of the movie, Sheena is barefoot. When she gets to the Zambuli after escaping from the crashing helicopter, she has sandals. She is wearing those sandals when she pursues Otwani while riding on her zebra. After Otwani makes her fall from the zebra, she is barefoot again - the sandals disappear forever. See more »
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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In order to obtain a "PG" rating in the UK, 14 seconds were cut from the original theatrical release to edit the stabbing of a man's throat with a spear and a shot of a man on fire. The video release, rated "15" in 1986 restored the cinema cuts but lost a compulsory BBFC cut to a shot of a zebra being tripped over. See more »
A great movie for all children. See Africa and it's animals on film....
This film is visually spectacular. The locations in Africa are really amazing, and so are the scenes with the animals. I don't think that I have seen anything like this before. I must say that this is mostly a children's film. Although Sheena (Tanya Roberts) is sexy and scantily clad, the film is about a young girl, brought up by native Africans, who has special kinetic powers and can communicate with animals.
I don't feel that this film has ever really been seen on a wide scale, and although it isn't perfect, it is worth a watch. The music and cinematography definitely make up for the holes in the story and the direction.
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