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Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.

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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
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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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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:

Les scouts de Beverly Hills  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,283,443 (USA) (26 March 1989)

Gross:

$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 »

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

Velda: Get your damn car out of my friendship ring.
Phyllis: Hi, Vel. Lovely to see you too.
Velda: Okay, fine! On your marks! Get Set! Go!
[Fires into the air, causing a crow to fall to the ground]
Everyone: EWWWWWW!
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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 »

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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

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Written by Richard M. Sherman (as R. Sherman), Robert B. Sherman (as R. Sherman) and Bob Roberts (as B. Roberts)
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adorable!
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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