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Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  24 March 1989 (USA)
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As Phyllis, a Beverly Hills housewife, is in the middle of a divorce, she tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter Hannah's Wilderness Girl troop. Among the girls are ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Velda Plendor
Annie Herman
Vicki Sprantz
Frances Temple
Ross Coleman
Ami Foster ...
Claire Sprantz
Chica Barnfell
Heather Hopper ...
Tessa DiBlasio
Emily Coleman
Emily Schulman ...
Tiffany Honigman
Jasmine Shakar
Aquilina Soriano ...
Lily Marcigan
Hannah Nefler


As Phyllis, a Beverly Hills housewife, is in the middle of a divorce, she tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter Hannah's Wilderness Girl troop. Among the girls are Tiffany, (who her father has to bribe to attend meetings, Emily (the daughter of an out of work actor, whose financial difficulties hinders her wanting to participate in certain activities), the neurotic Tessa (whose parents divorce has forced her into therapy twice a week), the hostile Chica (whose parents are too busy with their own lives to even remember her birthday), and Claire (the child star who see the wilderness girls as her chance to lead a "normal" life). Phyllis then begins to take the girls camping at a Beverly Hills hotel and earn patches relating to material things. The district leader, Velda, feels the troop should be disbanded. However, the head of the Wilderness girls organization believes that as long as Phyllis has taken an active interest in the girls, that is the only thing that's... Written by Theresa

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She's hilarious! She's captivating! She's wonderful! She's a Beverly Hills babe in the woods. And the woods are wild with laughter. See more »


Adventure | Comedy


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Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Escuteira de Beverly Hills  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


$8,508,843 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is one of three films released in 1989 to feature an animated title sequence. The other two are "Christmas Vacation" and "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids". See more »


Annie tells Phyllis that rattlesnakes hate water, but this is incorrect. Rattlesnakes are excellent swimmers, although they are not known to hunt for prey in the water. See more »


Phyllis: That just frosts my cookies!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, actor Edd Byrnes name appears on a comb. This is a reference to a character Byrnes played named Kooky in the TV show 77 Sunset Strip. Kooky often combed his hair. A song was written about it called, "Kooky, Lend Me Your Comb". See more »


References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »


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No grit and grime.Just glamour and glitz for Troop Beverly Hills!
12 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If only all girls scouts were as fun as Troop Beverly Hills! The film about a down and out divorced house wife with a passion for fashion becoming a girl's scout leader is both hilarious,exciting and thoroughly entertaining.Comedic actress Shelley Long shines as Phyllis Nefler,the woman who dares to make alterations to her daughter's scout uniform,and modify the location of their bushland camping trips to the Beverly Hills Hotel! Phyllis rejects traditional scout activities such as bush walking for manicures and pedicures,preferring her troops to live in the lap of luxury.Needless to say,the girls adore her,the leaders of the other scout groups despise her,and this is all makes the delightful,hilarious and wacky comedy that is Troop Beverly Hills!

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