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Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

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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Ross Coleman
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Claire Sprantz
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Chica Barnfell
Heather Hopper ...
Tessa DiBlasio
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Emily Coleman
Emily Schulman ...
Tiffany Honigman
Tasha Scott ...
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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PG | See all certifications »

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24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les scouts de Beverly Hills  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,508,843 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Velda and Annie go into the Beverly Hills Hotel, two joggers pass by. They are Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the Wilderness Jamboree, the Beverly Hills troop crosses the finish line dragging an injured Velda on a makeshift stretcher. Velda is supposed to have a broken ankle, yet she gets up and walks quickly to her jeep with perfect ease, which would indicate her ankle is perfectly fine. See more »

Quotes

[the Red Feathers, including Velda's daughter Cleo, abandon an injured Velda in order to win]
Velda: CLEO! I was in labor with you for 17 hours! I bought you your first tricy... I have patches, girls! I can get you into West Point.
[the Red Feathers disappear into the distance]
Velda: YOU LITTLE BITCHES!
[Velda's scream is so loud that Troop Beverly Hills happens to hear it]
Tessa DiBlasio: Oh, my god. What's that?
Phyllis: Don't worry, it's probably just one of nature's beasts.
Velda: [shouts] Ingrates! I hate children! I hate them!
Phyllis: [...]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
New Lyric and Revised Music by Hugo Peretti, Albert Stanton, George David Weiss (as George Weiss) and Luigi Creatore
Based on a Song by Solomon Linda and Paul Campbell
Performed by Inner Voices (as The Inner Voices)
Arranged by Morgan Ames
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Passable family fun
14 December 2000 | by (Wapakoneta, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Cute enough and harmless enough to qualify as passable family entertainment, this movie aims for the kiddie humor, and succeeds. Shelley Long is a delight, and Craig T. Nelson portrays, well, Craig T. Nelson. This isn't great by any means, but high-spirited and upbeat.


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