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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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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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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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Trivia

Karina Bong's (Lily's mother) character was modeled after Imelda Marcos, former First Lady of the Philippines. There are 'in-jokes' made about Karina's husband being a dictator and how Karina has thousands of pairs of shoes (as Imelda did). Also, the couple have a son, Ferdinand Jr., who is fondly called Bong Bong by the people. 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 »

Quotes

Velda: You call this roughing it?
Phyllis: One bathroom for nine people? Yes.
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Thoroughly enjoyable. Shelley Long both sings and dance.
10 March 2004 | by (EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and to see Shelley Long sing and dance is a real bonus. The young ones who played troop members were great. The roadside disco was excellent The little bits of morality were very subtly and nicely done. The music and tunes were soo good, The only complaint that I have is we didnt see more of Shelley singing and dancing and the music should have been on longer. I cannot remember a film where everybody seemed to enjoy themselves so much. The background shots of Beverley Hills were soo good and the crowd watching the roadside discos seemed to be enjoying the disco as were the young troop members. The comments on the quality of the recently released DVD were not good but I found no problem with it at all.


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