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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Phyllis Nefler
... Freddy Nefler
... Velda Plendor
... Annie Herman
... Vicki Sprantz
... Frances Temple
... Ross Coleman
... Claire Sprantz
... Chica Barnfell
... Tessa DiBlasio
... Emily Coleman
Emily Schulman ... Tiffany Honigman
Tasha Scott ... Jasmine Shakar
Aquilina Soriano ... Lily Marcigan
... Hannah Nefler
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les scouts de Beverly Hills  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,283,443, 26 March 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,508,843
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Trivia

The actress who played "Chica" turned 16 during the production, so she was much older and quite a bit taller than the other girls. You can often see tricks being employed to mask the height difference. She's in the back row and slouching during the dance numbers. In the scene where they're sitting on the floor in the living room for their troop meeting, the girls around her are sitting up on pillows. See more »

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When Lilly arrives for the first meeting and Phyllis runs over to greet her parents, the camera is reflected in the limo's window when the Dictator rolls it up. 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 »

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Soundtracks

Twist and Shout
Written by Phil Medley (as P. Medley) and Bert Berns (as B. Russell)
Performed by The Isley Brothers (as Isley Brothers)
Courtesy of Original Sound Entertainment
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Fine family fare
23 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

Not a side-splitting hilarious romp, but Shelley Long gives it her all and is quite funny (besides being so CUTE!!) The story involves a self indulged Long who becomes the leader of a dead end Girl Scouts for Beverly Hills. Will she turn this group of misfits around?? The tension doesn't mount but the laughs do-and of course, you can see the predictable ending coming a mile away.


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