Troop Beverly Hills
Director: Jeff Kanew Run Time: 105 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1989
Starring: Betty Thomas, Carla Gugino, Cheech Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Jenny Lewis, Mary Gross, Shelley Long, Tori Spelling
Screenwriters: Pamela Norris, Margaret Grieco Oberman
Producer: Ava Ostern Fries
It’s Cookie Time! Shelley Long shines as an original Housewife of Beverly Hills in this quirky tale of redemption and girl (scout) power. Phyllis Neffler (Long) is a bored divorcee who helms a diverse and motley crew of rich disaffected youngsters as they all seek to prove themselves worthy of the title of Wildnerness Girls. Shopping sprees, glamping trips, cookie pop songs, and an all-star khaki fashion show are just a few of the diamonds in this gem of an 80s feel-good jamboree. So gather the troops, sew on your merit badges, and get ready for a wild trip to the wilderness!