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Troop Beverly Hills -- Shelley Long stars as a spoiled Beverly Hills resident who does nothing but shop, prompting her husband to tell her he's fed up with her selfishness. To prove him wrong, she assumes leadership of Troop Beverly Hills in the Girl Scout-like Wilderness Girls organization. Troop Beverly Hills is made up of brats who are the laughingstock of the scouting community.


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Writers (WGA):
Ava Ostern Fries (story)
Pamela Norris (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 March 1989 (USA) See more »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shelley Long ... Phyllis Nefler

Craig T. Nelson ... Freddy Nefler

Betty Thomas ... Velda Plendor

Mary Gross ... Annie Herman

Stephanie Beacham ... Vicki Sprantz

Audra Lindley ... Frances Temple

Edd Byrnes ... Ross Coleman
Ami Foster ... Claire Sprantz

Carla Gugino ... Chica Barnfell
Heather Hopper ... Tessa DiBlasio

Kellie Martin ... Emily Coleman
Emily Schulman ... Tiffany Honigman

Tasha Scott ... Jasmine Shakar
Aquilina Soriano ... Lily Marcigan

Jenny Lewis ... Hannah Nefler

David Gautreaux ... Mr. DiBlasio

Karen Kopins ... Lisa
Dinah Lacey ... Cleo Plendor

Shelley Morrison ... Rosa the Maid

David Wohl ... Dr. Honigman

Tori Spelling ... Jamie, Red Feather
Dan Ziskie ... Arthur Barnfell

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Himself
Brinda Andrews ... Redondo Troop Leader
Monty Ash ... Old Duffer

Frankie Avalon ... Himself
Jan Bina ... Freida

Kathleen Bradley ... Mrs. Shakar

Eloise DeJoria ... Starlet at Party (as Eloise Broady)

Joyce Brothers ... Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Mercy Bubalo ... Troop Photographer

George Christy ... Himself

Patrika Darbo ... Mar Vista Troop Leader
Flo Di Re ... Wilderness Official

Nancy Fish ... Mrs. Grundman

Annette Funicello ... Herself
Pamela Galloway ... Mrs. Honigman

Willie Garson ... Bruce

Mary Pat Gleason ... Kindly Troop Leader
Theodocia Goodrich ... Old Woman
Bitsy Gorman ... Pomona Troop Leader
Mary Gregory ... Judge
James 'Gypsy' Haake ... Henri

Alvin Ing ... Ho
Doug Laird ... Motorcycle Cop

Robin Leach ... Himself

Cheech Marin ... Himself
Deborah Martin ... Housewife

Ted McGinley ... Himself

Jo Marie Payton ... Saleswoman (as JoMarie Payton-France)
William Pedraza ... Latino Bellboy

Ron Perkins ... Salesman
Claudia Robinson ... Wilderness Official
Deborah Rose ... Beauty Salon Attendant

Ann Ryerson ... Bitsy Barnfell
Christophe Schatteman ... Beauty Salon Owner

Hilary Shepard ... Salesgirl

Ramon Sison ... Bong Bong the Dictator
Bob Snead ... Michaelson, Phyllis Nefler's Lawyer
Sparkle ... Old Woman (as R. Sparkle Stillman)
J.J. Wall ... Jack Sprantz
William Wallace ... Officer Bill
Joan Weitzner ... Restaurant Patron
Anna Marie Wieder ... Agnes Woodcock
Karin Woodward ... Wilderness Official

Tom Wright ... James Shakar
Marion Yue ... Karina Bong (as Marion Kodama Yue)

Pia Zadora ... Pia Zadora

Directed by
Jeff Kanew 
Writing credits
Ava Ostern Fries (story)

Pamela Norris (screenplay) &
Margaret Oberman (screenplay) (as Margaret Grieco Oberman)

Produced by
Charles W. Fries .... executive producer (as Charles Fries)
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... co-producer
Martin Mickelson .... co-producer
Ava Ostern Fries .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Donald E. Thorin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mark Melnick 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
Production Design by
Robert F. Boyle 
Art Direction by
Jack G. Taylor Jr. 
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley  (as Anne McCulley-Reynolds)
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist
Ken Chase .... makeup artist: Ms. Long
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist: Ms. Long
Production Management
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... unit production manager (as P.M. Scott)
S. Bryan Hickox .... co-executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Capps .... second assistant director
Robert Brooks Mendel .... dga trainee (as Rob Mendel)
Maggie Parker .... second second assistant director
Jack Frost Sanders .... first assistant director (as Jack F. Sanders)
Art Department
Sterling Bingham .... stand-by painter
Giovanni Casalenuovo .... construction paint foreman
Thomas E. Day Jr. .... assistant props (as Thomas E. Day)
Oscar Delgadillo .... set dresser
Alfonso Goris .... greensman (as Alphonso Goris)
Jerry Moss .... property master
Ken Peterson .... assistant props
Gary Rizzo .... set dresser (as Gary H. Rizzo)
Sig Tingloff .... set designer (as Sig Tinglof)
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker foreman
Kenneth L. Westcott .... lead set dresser (as Kenneth Westcott)
Danny Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Dan Wynands)
Sound Department
Elton Ahi .... sound recording engineer
James Ashwill .... foley recordist (as Jim Ashwill)
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recordist (as Michael Casper)
Dino Dimuro .... sound editor
Dan Engstrom .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Flick .... adr assistant
Richard Friedman .... supervising adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
Shelley Rae Hinton .... adr editor
David M. Ice .... sound editor
Lenny Jennings .... sound editor
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound recordist
William B. Kaplan .... production sound mixer
John Keating .... sound transfer
Karla Knorr .... assistant sound editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley recordist
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recordist (as Daniel Leahy)
Greg W. Lowe .... adr recordist
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor (as Tom McCarthy)
Peggy Names .... cable person
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Edward Rossi .... sound editor
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
Tanya Sharp David .... adr mixer
Bill Varney .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Burton Weinstein .... sound editor (as Burton M. Weinstein)
Special Effects by
Fred Z. Gebler .... special effects coordinator
Jimmy Thomson .... special effects (as James Thomson)
Donna Evans .... stunts
Lila Finn .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunt coordinator
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator (as Conrad Palmisano)
Bobby Porter .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gale M. Adler .... still photographer (as Gale Adler)
Matthew E. Alper .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Matt Alper)
Rick Borchardt .... key grip
James F. Boyle .... chief lighting technician (as Jim Boyle)
Peter Davidian .... lighting technician best boy
Michael Gershman .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Mike Gershman)
Brian C. Glover .... film loader (as Brian Glover)
Daniel C. Gold .... first assistant camera (as Dan Gold)
Rob Hahn .... camera operator
Michael McGreevy .... company grip (as Michael McGreevey)
David L. Merrill .... dolly grip
Robert Moore .... best boy grip
William Moore .... company grip
Alberto S. Ramos .... company grip (as Albert Ramos)
Clyde Smith .... company grip
Jeffrey Thorin .... second assistant camera (as Jeff Thorin)
Animation Department
Kent Butterworth .... animator: opening titles (uncredited)
Mike Kazaleh .... animator: opening titles (uncredited)
John Kricfalusi .... animator: opening titles (uncredited)
John Kricfalusi .... layout artist: opening titles (uncredited)
Jon McClenahan .... additional animator: opening titles (uncredited)
Jim Smith .... animator: opening titles (uncredited)
Jim Smith .... layout artist: opening titles (uncredited)
Eric Stefani .... animator: opening titles (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lindsay Chag .... casting assistant (as Lindsay D. Chag)
Sandy Holt .... voice casting
Mimi Maynard .... voice casting
Sue Swan .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Borman .... costumer
Ann Culotta .... costumer
Deborah Hopper .... costumer
Eddie Marks .... costume supervisor
Anthony J. Scarano .... costumer (as Anthony Scarano)
Editorial Department
Susan Godfrey .... assistant editor
Bob Hagans .... color timer
Mary Jo Markey .... assistant editor
Ralph Milliken .... negative cutter
Douglas Walker .... post-production associate
Music Department
Morgan Ames .... music arranger: songs
Brooks Arthur .... music supervisor
Jonathan Bogner .... music clearance (as Jonathan Scott Bogner)
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator
Frank Fitzpatrick .... supervising music editor
Lou Hemsey .... composer: additional music
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Tom Villano .... music editor
Transportation Department
Dick Johnson .... transportation captain
Craig Pinkard .... transportation coordinator (as Craig A. Pinkard)
Jeffrey Ring .... picture car coordinator (as JR Picture Cars)
Other crew
Alexandra Anka .... production assistant
Charlene Beams .... secretary: Ava Ostern Fries
Janis Benjamin .... production coordinator
Savannah Smith Boucher .... production assistant (as Savannah Boucher)
Colleen Carroll .... assistant: Martin Mickelson
Christopher Carson .... production assistant
Diane Sherry Case .... production associate (as Diane Sherry)
Ronald Castro .... craft service (as Ron Castro)
Svea Christy .... production assistant
Mitchell El Mahdy .... first aid (as Mitch El-Mahdy)
Deborah Godert .... assistant: Shelley Long
Dow Griffith .... location manager
Dorain Grusman .... choreographer
Paul Hargrave .... location manager
June Jordan .... stand-in
Trish Kinney .... script supervisor (as Trish Kinney Magged)
Lewis Kleinberg .... production assistant
John Kricfalusi .... title designer: opening titles
Bill Kroyer .... title supervisor: opening titles
Stevie Lazo .... assistant production accountant
Laureen Majeske .... assistant production coordinator (as Laureen Sienko Majeske)
Brita McCollough .... caterer
Joe Murphy .... production accountant
Binnie Ruben .... location manager
Sebastian Serrell-Watts .... production assistant
Arlene Singer-Gross .... studio teacher (as Arlene Singer)
Alicia Smolen .... assistant: Mr. Kanew (as Alicia L. Smolen)
Mark Stolnitz .... production assistant (as Mark Andrew Stolnitz)
Anne Strick .... unit publicist
Maribeth Weber .... assistant: Brooks Arthur
Scott Weldon .... production assistant

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105 min
Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Annie tells Phyllis that rattlesnakes hate water, but this is incorrect. Rattlesnakes are excellent swimmers, although they are not known to hunt for prey in the water.See more »
Annie:You can't put wine in Hobo stew!
Phyllis:Why not? What goes better with Hobos than wine?
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Girl Scouts...Beverly Hills style., 14 April 2004
Author: Pepper Anne from Orlando, Florida

Troop Beverly Hills is a funny movie for pre-teen girls. Goofy Shelly Long plays eccentric Beverly Hills mom, Phyllis Nefler, who decides to get involved with her daughter's life and prove that she can do things for herself (sort of), so she becomes troop leader of her daughter's Wilderness Girl's squad.

This proves to be an embarrassing experience for the young girls, seeking some much needed leadership from their mother who can't seem to gain independence from the luxuries of her Beverly Hills lifestyle. But, once the pack is forced to compete with an aggressive, survival squad of hard core rival troopers, Phyllis and her team, tired of being a laughing stock (and also because Phyllis wants to gain her daughter's confidence and respect) are going to prove that they're not just a bunch of whiny rich girls from Beverly Hills.

80s fans will probably recognize many of the young troopers (from Jenny Lewis to Kelli Martin to Tori Spelling), and I'm sure pre-teen girls are sure to like the movie for it's silly story, young female cast, and the goofy antics of Shelly Long. It's a hilarious little movie with a good message for kids about the importance of female independence (Phyllis doesn't want her husband to think she can't fend for herself without a man's guidance) as well as individual confidence. It's bona fide family fun.

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