Brenda Starr (Brooke Shields),a glamorous newspaper reporter, is the heroine of a strip cartoon drawn by a slightly wet but pleasant artist. He somehow manages to draw himself into the strip and finds himself sharing Brenda's adventures. She is trying to track down a professor who has invented a mysterious formula to replace petrol (I think). Various baddies are also after the formula. Naturally, the artist is in love with Brenda, but his nose is put out of joint when gorgeous Brazilian aristocrat Basil St. John (Timothy Dalton in tight black trousers and an eyepatch, slobber, drool) turns up. They all chase off to South America to try and get to the formula, I think. I've seen this film three times now and still don't entirely follow the plot, but it doesn't really matter. It's fast and funny with lots of over-the top characters, mad escapes, dramatic rescues etc. And with Brooke Shields in tight skirts and Timothy Dalton in tight trousers, there is something to please everybody. Just enjoy it.