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In order to improve her chances of getting her part, Carla Gugino lied about her age, claiming to be 14 when she was actually 16. After 3 weeks into the shoot she divulged her real age to the director, by which time it was already too late to replace her.
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Carla Gugino's film debut.
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John Kricfalusi, who created Ren and Stimpy, worked on the animation intro, and specifically drew the Shelley Long character.
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Tori Spelling's film debut.
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Lily's mother 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.
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The studios that produced the film were actually producing another project while filming this comedy. As the camera rolled for Shelley Long on the set of the film, a second camera crew was filming the zero-budget corporate video for the 2nd Asst. Directors Program that is offered in Hollywood. The tape included interviews of a number of 2nd AD's in the industry alongside clips of the crew working on the set of Troop Beverly Hills. In one scene during the end of the movie, one of the Wilderness Girls falls and hurts her leg. It was up to one of the Asst. 2nd Directors to pick up the girl and bring her to a medic. This footage was filmed on video for the corporate tape. In the end, the studios saw this as an opportunity to save money to promote the AD program by shooting footage of the production of Troop Beverly Hills. Shot over 15 years ago, the corporate tape is still used today for students wanting to enter the program in 2004.
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Shelley Morrison, who plays Rosa, the maid, would go on to play Rosario, the maid for 8 seasons on Will & Grace (1998).
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When Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon are seen jogging, Annette is singing the lyrics to her 1959 hit single 'Tall Paul' ("Chalk on the sidewalk...writing on the wall...").
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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.
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When Velda and Annie go into the Beverly Hills Hotel, two joggers pass by. They are Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.
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This was Betty Thomas' last role in a full-length feature film. She would later direct.
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Betty Thomas would go on to direct The Brady Bunch (1995), which starred Shelley Long.
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During the girls' campout at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Velda bursts in and kicks out the room service boy. On his way out the door, he shouts "Aliento de perro!" - Spanish for, "dog breath."
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Carla Gugino, 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.
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When Velda visited the Beverly Hills troop at the hotel and asked Phillis "Is this what you call roughing it?" Phillis replies "One bathroom for nine people? Yes!" (Shelley Long), who played Phillis, later played Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) (a film directed by (Betty Thomas)where there are nine people in a house with one bathroom.
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The "Current Affairs" gossip Phyllis is sharing with Vicki is about Tiffany's father having an affair.
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Kellie Martin and Tori Spelling would appear in another movie together as leads five years later in Death of a Cheerleader (1994).
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Animator John Kricfalusi who at the time was working as a cartoonist for Hanna Barbera and Filmation, created the animated opening titles. A year after the film's release, his original cartoon series, The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) made it's cable television debut and instantly became a hit among audiences.
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This is one of three films released in 1989 to feature an animated title sequence. The other two are "Christmas Vacation" and "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids".
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Carla Gugino and Heather Hopper both appeared in Good Morning, Miss Bliss. Tori Spelling would later appear in the spin off, Saved By the Bell.
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Claire and Hannah's parents are all connected. Vicki and Phyllis are best friends while her father is Freddy's lawyer
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Kellie Martin and Emily Schulman would later go on to star in the television series Christy (1994-1995) as the lead, Christy Huddleston and main supporting character, Ruby Mae Morrison.
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Velda wears a Purple Heart medal through much of the movie. The Purple Heart is a medal awarded to a member of the United States military who has been wounded or killed in battle.
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Shelley Long (Phyllis) and David Wohl (Dr. Honigman) appeared on the TV show, Cheers (1982), together. Long was leading lady Diane; Wohl guest-starred as Phil in #3.21Cheers: The Executive's Executioner (1985).
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Stephanie Beachum who plays Vicki Spratz (Claire's Mom), goes on the guest star a bunch of times as Dylan McKay's Mom on Beverly Hills 90210. Here, she worked again with Tori Spelling one of the shows main stars.
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Kellie Martin would later star in an episode of SeaQuest D.S.V. (1993), of which Stephanie Beacham played the main character of Dr. Kristin Wesphalen. The episode is called Brothers and Sosters (s1 ep.5)
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When Troop Beverly Hills has to return their patches, Rosa says "Patches, we don't need no stinking patches!" This is a play on the famous paraphrase quote: "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!" from the movie The Treasure of Sierra Madre.
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