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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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France Zobda ...
Countess Zanda
Trevor Thomas ...
Prince Otwani
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King Jabalani
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Jorgensen
Errol John ...
Bolu
Sylvester Williams ...
Juka
Bob Sherman ...
Grizzard
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Phillip Ames
Nancy Paul ...
Betsy Ames
Kathryn Gant ...
Child Sheena
Kirsty Lindsay ...
Young Sheena
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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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When paradise became a battleground, she led the fight for survival! See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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17 August 1984 (USA)  »

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$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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Second and final of two collaborations of director John Guillermin and scriptwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. with the first having being King Kong (1976) around eight years earlier. See more »

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After the elephant crashes through the wall of the jail, the guards try to leave the room. Monkeys trying to trip the guards with a gun, drop the gun before the guards can trip on it, but the guards still fall. It happens about 36 minutes into the movie. See more »

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Sheena: 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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Sheena
Composed and Conducted by Richard Hartley
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Fun for the whole family.
18 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I just have to say now that this film has aged rather well. What with "Charlie Angels" up on the big screen audiences are a little less politically correct with regards to heroines. As long as the lead is smart, strong, and independent, it is okay that she is beautiful too. "Sheena" shares the same orb as "Wonder Woman," "Supergirl," Emma Peel of "The Avengers," "Le Femme Nikita," and most obviously, "Xena." This is a family adventure film that is most of all fun where the children seem to enjoy it equally as well as the adults. Children like things that are pretty, and this includes people, so Tanya Robert's natural beauty is appealing to children too on a more simpler level. Yes, there is a little violence (of the adventure film variety) but not grotesquely, frightenly, or sickenly so. The same can be said about the display of skin which is never shown to be associated with sex or violence. What a concept! Thank you! Yes, there are two scenes where Tanya Roberts is fully nude, one of Sheena showering under a waterfall, and another of Sheena walking across the screen to bathe in a pond. But, they are so natural and appropriate (especially for children) that I have to applaud the screenwriter for creating these two scenes in lieu of the usual stupid reasons movie makers have to include nude scenes. Roberts does a terrific job as Sheena.


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