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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brenda Starr
... Basil St. John
... Mike Randall
... Libby 'Lips' Lipscomb
... Jose
... Vladimir
June Gable ... Luba
... Editor Francis I. Livright
... Reporter Hank O'Hare
John Short ... Cub Reporter Pesky Miller
... Police Chief Maloney
Mark von Holstein ... Donovan O'Shea, Public Enemy #3
... Professor Gerhardt Von Kreutzer
... President Harry S. Truman
... 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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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$67,878
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The movie was also orphaned by the bankruptcy of New World Pictures, who originally picked up the U.S. distribution rights to the film, which were eventually acquired by Triumph Releasing. Though New World did retain foreign rights. 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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Version of Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945) See more »

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The Missouri Waltz
Written by Frederick Logan & James Shannon
Published by Forster Music Publishing Company (ASCAP)
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Interesting
24 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Let me start off first by saying that this movie is not very good but I would put it against other movies of the same era and say that it is better than average.

It certainly doesn't deserve the bad rap that it has gotten over the years and isn't a terrible movie either, however. I'm not sure why so many people hate this film. The direction, writing and acting are all just fine.

Brooke Shields looks great and does a fair enough job of playing the main character.

The story is also very unique and fun with her literally coming out of the comic strip as a real life character. Maybe the strangeness of that turns some people off.

But it's a fun movie and worth seeing... if you can find it that is, it's not super well known or loved!


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