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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
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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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She's hilarious! She's captivating! She's wonderful! She's a Beverly Hills babe in the woods. And the woods are wild with laughter. 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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1.37 : 1
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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

During the 'Do the Freddie' dance at the senior citizens home, when the lady's wheelchair started rolling down the hill, you could see a string attached to the front of the wheelchair. 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

References Valley of the Dolls (1967) 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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No grit and grime.Just glamour and glitz for Troop Beverly Hills!
12 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If only all girls scouts were as fun as Troop Beverly Hills! The film about a down and out divorced house wife with a passion for fashion becoming a girl's scout leader is both hilarious,exciting and thoroughly entertaining.Comedic actress Shelley Long shines as Phyllis Nefler,the woman who dares to make alterations to her daughter's scout uniform,and modify the location of their bushland camping trips to the Beverly Hills Hotel! Phyllis rejects traditional scout activities such as bush walking for manicures and pedicures,preferring her troops to live in the lap of luxury.Needless to say,the girls adore her,the leaders of the other scout groups despise her,and this is all makes the delightful,hilarious and wacky comedy that is Troop Beverly Hills!


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