Troop Beverly Hills

Character: Chica Barnfell

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Written by: Pamela Norris, Margaret Grieco Oberman

Produced by: Ava Ostern Fries

Cast Members: Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross, Stephanie Beacham

Released date: March 24, 1989

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

With her marriage breaking up, Beverly Hills housewife Phyllis Nefler boosts her self-esteem by leading a local troop of Wilderness Girls. Although Phyllis' version of roughing it is spending the night at the Beverly Hills Hotel, that suits her privileged troop members just fine. Unfortunately, when Phyllis falls afoul of a rival leader, the girls are threatened with having their group dissolved -- unless they can prove their wilderness skills at the annual jamboree.


• She’s hilarious! She’s captivating! She’s wonderful! She’s a Beverly Hills babe in the woods. And the woods are wild with laughter.
• When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping!


• Carla Gugino’s film debut.
• 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.

Script developed by Never Enough Design