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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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Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Escuteira de Beverly Hills  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)


$8,508,843 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Betty Thomas (Velda Plendor) would go on to direct The Brady Bunch (1995) which starred Shelley Long (Phyllis Nefler) six years later. See more »


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


[Velda sees that a skunk was responsible for Troop Beverly Hills coming in first ahead of Red Feathers]
Velda: [Picks up skunk] You're gonna pay for this! Yes, you are!
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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 The Love Boat (1977) See more »


Do the Freddie
Written by Dennis Lambert (as D. Lambert) and L. Pegues
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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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