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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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Velda Plendor
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Vicki Sprantz
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Tiffany Honigman
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Hannah Nefler
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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 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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24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Escuteira de Beverly Hills  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,508,843 (USA)
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When Velda visited the Beverly Hills troop at the hotel and asked Phillis "Is this what you call roughing it?" Phillis replies "One bathroom for nine people? Yes!" (Shelley Long), who played Phillis, later played Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) (a film directed by (Betty Thomas)where there are nine people in a house with one bathroom. See more »

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At the patch ceremony Chica walks up to Phylis wearing patches. The Patches were not handed out until the next shot. See more »

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Phyllis: You never give me credit for anything I do.
Freddy: That's because you never do anything!
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Hully Gully
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adorable!
27 June 1999 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

A stereotypical portrayal of a Beverly Hills "Wilderness Girls" troup of pre-adolescent girls and their flighty but maternal leader, Phyllis Neffler, played by Shelley Long. Phyllis is going through a "terribly messy divorce" to her husband Fred the Muffler Man and decides on a whim to take over her daughter, Hannah's troup. The group encounters many problems that spawn from the jealousy of Velda Plender, the organization's leader who resents the rather "untraditional" ways of the Beverly Hills troup. All of these hilarious incidents lead up to the Wilderness jambouree where... oh see for yourself! Although not particularly deep, this movie is sentimental, hilarious, and adorable all rolled into one. The antics of the sheltered Beverly Hills troup are guaranteed to make you laugh. This movie is definitely a must see!


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