Brenda Starr

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"The Germans, The Russians, British Intelligence, and The C.I.A. are after her. Everyone’s favorite reporter is hot on adventure’s trail!"
  • PG
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.7  (1,234)

Brenda Starr is a 1989 film based on the popular comic strip of the same name. The movie is directed by Robert Ellis Miller and stars Brooke Shields as the titular character, Brenda Starr, a journalist working for the Chicago Tribune. The film also features Timothy Dalton as the mysterious and wealthy publisher Michael St. John, Tony Peck as the handsome and rakish rival reporter Tim Branson, and Diana Scarwid as the villainous gossip columnist Libby Lipscomb.

The film takes place in the 1940s, with Brenda Starr eager to make a name for herself in the world of journalism. Despite facing discrimination and sexism in the workplace, Brenda is determined to prove herself as a credible and talented reporter. Her big break comes when she uncovers a plot to steal a priceless diamond from a despotic foreign country. She is determined to get to the bottom of the story, even if that means putting herself in danger.

Along the way, Brenda finds herself caught up in a love triangle between Michael St. John and Tim Branson. While Michael is reserved and aloof, Tim is charming and flirty. Brenda must choose between the two men while still pursuing her journalistic goals.

Meanwhile, Brenda must also contend with Libby Lipscomb, who will stop at nothing to discredit Brenda and steal her ideas. With the help of her friends and allies, including her best friend Hank O'Hara (played by Jeffrey Tambor), Brenda manages to thwart Libby and her schemes.

The film is a fun and campy throwback to the comics of the 1940s. Brooke Shields gives an energetic and vibrant performance as Brenda, bringing the character to life with her quick wit and fearless spirit. Timothy Dalton is equally charming as Michael St. John, while Tony Peck provides an entertaining and engaging foil as Tim Branson.

The movie also features a number of fun action sequences, including a thrilling car chase and a suspenseful scene in which Brenda infiltrates a foreign embassy. The film is not afraid to embrace its comic book roots, with vibrant colors and quirky characters adding to the overall fun and whimsy of the piece.

Overall, Brenda Starr is a delightful throwback to the comics of the past. It is a fun and lighthearted romp through the world of journalism and romance, and features some memorable performances from its talented cast. Fans of the comic strip will no doubt appreciate the film's faithful adaptation, while newcomers will find plenty to enjoy in its colorful and entertaining story.

Brenda Starr is a 1989 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

Brenda Starr
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    4.7  (1,234)