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Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

Shelley Long , Craig T. Nelson , Jeff Kanew  |  PG |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross, Stephanie Beacham
  • Directors: Jeff Kanew
  • Writers: Ava Ostern Fries, Margaret Oberman, Pamela Norris
  • Producers: Ava Ostern Fries, Charles W. Fries, Martin Mickelson, Peter Macgregor-Scott
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000897DW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,481 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Troop Beverly Hills" on IMDb

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Shelley Long discovers that when the going gets tough, the tough go camping in Troop Beverly Hills, a comedy about lifestyles of the rich and outrageous. Flamboyantly wealthy Phyllis Nefler (Long) has everything money can buy--a drop-dead Beverly Hills mansion, a classic Rolls, furs, jewelry and designer gowns. The one thing she doesn't have is her husband Freddy (Craig T. Nelson), who's leaving her for good. Maybe. Determined to prove she's still the creative, energetic woman Freddy once loved, Phyllis throws luxury to the wind and becomes leader of her daughter's Wilderness Girls troop. But how much can this chic cookie take before she crumbles? Is saving her marriage really worth trading Gucci bags for sleeping bags-–not to mention actually touching bugs? Featuring cameos by Robin Leach, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pia Zadora, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Dr. Joyce Brothers, and Cheech Marin, Shelley Long blazes new comic trails in this hilarious trial-by-campfire that leaves the wilderness wilder than ever.

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars special, aisle thirteen...cookies... April 5, 2006
This was one of those fabulous 80's movies that Shelley Long made after her surprising "Cheers" departure. As a kid growing up, I loved this movie because it was so funny. My brother and I would watch it all the time, it got to a point where we memorized most of the lines ( special, isle thirteen...cookies...)

"Troop Beverly Hills" is a the story of a Beverly Hills homemaker (who's going through a divorce) that attempts to lead her daughter's wilderness girl troop. Phyllis Nefler (played by "Cheers" star Shelley Long) leads this group of spoiled Beverly Hills princesses.

Along their journey, they learn how to be "real wilderness girls" in a non conventional way while fighting the evils of Vesta Plendor (played by the very funny Betty Thomas.) Vesta will stop at nothing to prove Phyllis and her troop are nothing more than a group of pampered Beverly Hills brats.

Audra Lindley (Mrs. Roper from "Three's Company") also has a small part in this movie as Francis Temple, the good-natured wilderness girl official. Ironically, Tori Spelling (of 90210 fame) also has a small part belittling the girls from Beverly Hills!

If you're looking for classic 80's movies that are slightly off the beaten path, that everyone will love, I also recommend: Three for the Road, Who's That Girl?, Splash, The Wizard,
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beverly Hills, what a thrill! January 25, 2004
By Nick
Although I did not get to see this movie until I was about 13 (I'm 18 now), I have to say that this is an absolutely hilarious movie! How can you not love seeing these spoiled Beverly Hills girls doing what they consider "roughing it" by sleeping at the Beverly Hills hotel, or making a dress-rack backpack for the craft fair? In the end though, they show that money may buy you the world, but it's true spirit that wins the race. A funny movie, with an excellent message. Buy it, watch it, you won't be disappointed!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A DELIGHTFUL FILM December 13, 2000
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
One of my favourite "pick-me-up" films, TROOP BEVERLY HILLS is a hilarious romp filled with big belly laughs!
Shelley Long (one really under-appreciated actress) plays Phyllis Nefler, a spoiled socialite whose marriage is on the rocks. She agrees to take the helm of her daughter's wilderness girl troop, to engage in some long-overdue bonding.
Along the way, she encounters the bitchy wilderness girl leader Velda Plendor (played perfectly by Betty Thomas) and the mousy little Annie (played by Mary Gross). The "ordeal" also reunites her with her husband (Craig T. Nelson), and the maid Rossario (Shelly Morrison) could not be happier!
A truly star-studded film, boasting cameos by Dr. Joyce Brothers, Pia Zadora, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Pee-Wee Herman, and many more!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS MOVIE June 26, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
I have seen this movie so many times, I never get sick of it. Shelly Long is always great. It is not the deepest movie you will ever see but you do feel good after you watch it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Troop Beverly Hills January 24, 2007
A great family film. Funny, serious and teaches a super lesson to young and old alike.

Material wealth can not by happines or friendship. Team work, trust and a willingness

to help others ROCKS!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still funny! April 19, 2008
I used to rent this movie over and over when I was a girl. It actually inspired me to join girl scouts, and I stay for a few years even though it wasn't as fun as the movie. :) I would love my daughter to see this when she's older, and the humor still stands up today. Any adults looking for an 80's commedy she hasn't seen, this would be a great choice because it's not just for kids!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic and a keepsake March 11, 2006
This was my daughter's favourite movie that she had recorded on VHS from the TV many years ago. The quality was very poor and full of commercials. She is now away at university and was still watching I surprised her for her birthday. She loved it and I would say that it was her favourite birthday present......she is 23 yrs. old. Too funny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Great story, especially for my daughters that are now girl scouts! BUT there are curse words throughout the whole movie! No F-bombs, mostly sh-- and d-m. I don't remember if the h-word is there or not. But it's not like my kids don't hear those words at school! Just be aware that if you don't want your kids to hear curse words, then don't watch this. Oh and Shelly Long smokes a lot, and the girls in the troop tell her she shouldn't smoke lol. But the story is great and the movie is fun, if not for the curse words I would have given it 5 stars!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Troop Beverly Hills
I was surprised at the amount of 4 letter words in this movie. Especially because it is rated PG (not PG-13). Read more
Published 16 days ago by Catherine Blomquist
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Birhtday Gift Ever
I purchased Troop Beverly Hills as Birthday gift for a friend who loves the movie. My friend has been wanting to buy Troop Beverly Hills so that they can watch the movie in it's... Read more
Published 18 days ago by David L. Hildebrandt
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun family flick!
One of my favorite movie's from the past. So worth a watch, especially for othse with pre-teen kids who want a clean family flick with a fun twist.
Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Shelly Long!
This movie is great, so many one liners that I still use with friends today. I loved this movie was a kid and it carries over, still a classic.
Published 28 days ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic hilarious movie
I have watched this movie a million times and it is always amazing. Shelley Long is hysterical, this reminds me of my childhood!
Published 1 month ago by Michaelanne Lauderdale
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality DVD
The DVD quality is excellent. The movie is a romantic comedy with lots of laughs. One of Shelly Long's best performances.
Published 1 month ago by cruceskeith
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD works, what else can I say!
Classic movie, love Shelly Long and seeing this in HD was really like watching it again for the first time!
Published 2 months ago by K Alexander
1.0 out of 5 stars Almost unwatchable.
Really bad movie. We were so excited about it. Chose not show to our Juniors and Cadettes. Not even nostalgic for the adults. Just bad. Almost unwatchable...and I love Shelly Long. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jacqui Malouf
5.0 out of 5 stars Cookie time!!
An all around great movie must see for any girl scout fans and don't forget to watch the cookie time song : )
Published 2 months ago by Josh Higley
5.0 out of 5 stars This Movie Rocks!
I bought this movie as a late christmas gift for my mother, and boy was she stoked! We use to watch this movie when I was younger. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Heather Morris
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