What a thrill! Troop Beverly HillsSince 1989, audiences have been captivated by the heartwarming message, funny lines, and iconic style of troop leader Phyllis Nefler.Shelley Long).
After her husband, Freddy Nefler (Craig T. Nelson) leaves her for a younger woman, Phyllis, a Beverly Hills socialite, must find something else to focus on. She decides to be the den mother to a Wilderness Girls group in the area, including Hannah (Jenny Lewis).
The girls include the daughters of some of the biggest names in Hollywood — a washed-up actor’s kid, a dictator’s baby girl and more. While leading the troop to get their patches — the jewelry appraisal patch is one of the most memorable ones — she finds purpose and confidence in herself.
Phyllis, however, doesn’t do anything without making some noise, causing rival troop leader Velda Plendor (Betty Thomas) to send in a spy to try and sabotage the girls. Despite her best efforts, Phyllis with her rich misfits sell cookies well, survive the muddy wilderness at annual jamboree, and prove that there is more than winning and wealth.
Thirty-years after the film was released, some of its cast reunited to celebrate the film’s longevity in March 2019.
Tori SpellingJamie, one of the Red Feathers rival troop girls, was played by Alicia. Despite her mean demeanor, she recalled what Thomas had taught her.
“Obviously, I had a small part, but I just loved watching,” she told Entertainment Tonightat the time. “On set, [Betty]My mentor was certain and I was taking everything in the comedy. I mean, we did everything.”
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum added: “I had a great time. But it was the other way around for me. I was originally from Beverly Hills. I grew up there, and then I was the opposite. We were from Culver City, which is super chic now, by the way.”
Long explained that while they were filming, she “knew it was special as we were doing it.” The Cheers alum admitted you “never know how that’s going to translate” but the fact that everyone was “having a lot of fun” was a good sign.
Kellie MartinEmily, the Beverly Hills trooper, said that she understood why it is still loved by fans when she viewed it as an adult.
“I think it’s amazing that it holds up. I actually just watched the movie for the first time in a long time and I couldn’t believe how funny it was, because I didn’t get the jokes when I was 12 years old,” she said. “It was like watching it for the first time because I really got all the jokes and appreciated all these amazing performances. It was totally over my head.”
During the reunion at the Beverly Hills Hotel — which was where the troop “camped out” early on in the film — the stars also addressed rumors of a movie reunion. “I think we should do it,” Thomas said, noting there has been a script at Sony for years. Long chimed in saying, “We could have some cameos!”
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