Variety - 08/15/1984
"...[The] fact that the film was shot entirely on location in Kenya is an enjoyable plus..."
The parents of Sheena, a young girl, are killed while on African safari. The white child is raised by an African tribe and taught both to summon wild animals and survive the harshness of the jungle. As an adult, Sheena (Tanya Roberts) must help an American television newsman (Ted Wass) who is in Africa to do a story on royal football player Prince Otawani (Trevor Thomas). But when it is discovered the the prince has plans to overthrow Sheena's idyllic kingdom, she must step in to save it! Created as a female counterpart to Tarzan, SHEENA is based on the 1937 comic strip by Will ("The Spirit") Eisner and S.M. Iger. She was resurrected for a television series in 2000.
Sheena, a Tarzan-like blond jungle heroine, and Vic Casey, an American TV producer, fall in love while uncovering a fratricide committed by the power-hungry Prince Otwani.