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Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

 -  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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Annie Herman
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Vicki Sprantz
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Frances Temple
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Claire Sprantz
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Chica Barnfell
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Tessa DiBlasio
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Tiffany Honigman
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Jasmine Shakar
Aquilina Soriano ...
Lily Marcigan
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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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When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping! See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Escuteira de Beverly Hills  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,508,843 (USA)
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Trivia

During the court scene, Phyllis explains that her new ensemble is a 'Van Runkle'. This is a play on the fact that the costume designer for the movie is Theadora Van Runkle. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Velda: You call this roughing it?
Phyllis: One bathroom for nine people? Yes.
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Connections

References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

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Mashed Potato Time
Written by William Garrett (as W. Garrett), Robert Bateman (as R. Bateman),
Freddie Gorman (as F. Gorman), Georgia Dobbins (as G. Dobbins), Brian Holland (as B. Holland),
, Kal Mann (as K. Mann)
Performed by DeeDee Sharp (as Dee Dee Sharp)
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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forget the critics; this is a fine family film
16 February 2001 | by (new york city) – See all my reviews

For those who have forgotten their childhood (and if you want some examples, the film critics serve nicely), this movie is inane and not worth the price of a video rental. For those who *do* remember their childhood -- with its mishmash of heartbreak and joy but never-failing optimism -- then this film is for you and your kids. Its *target* audience (are you listening, critics?) is well served by this comedy, which along with its many laughs gives young people serious lessons in the meaning of loyalty and friendship, the sacrifices we're sometimes called upon to make for those we love, and the need for redemption. Sounds a little too heavy for a comedy? Well, not really. It's all packaged into a frothy romp that makes the lessons go down like a spoonful of sugar, to paraphrase a famous lyric. So what if it's not Noel Coward? It's a light-hearted adventure through the roller-coaster ride of childhood which will delight any youngster, including those of us who still remember those days.


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