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Troop Zero: An Amazon Original Movie

A group of elementary-school misfits led by a spunky outcast join forces to infiltrate the high-and-mighty Birdie Scouts in order to win a talent show.

Family Comedy-Drama

Who else loves it when you see scouts in a movie?  Let alone a whole movie about female scouts!  Amazon Studios’ movie Troop Zero is just that!  In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on February 1, 2019 and it’s scheduled to be released on January 17, 2020 by Amazon Studios on Amazon Prime.  We can’t wait!


In a tiny Georgia town in 1977, a motherless girl dreams of life beyond the confines of her trailer-park home in Troop Zero. Her quest for connection leads her to reach for the stars in a competition to be included on NASA’s landmark Golden Record. It becomes clear she will have to depend on some new friends to take her the last mile.

Troop Zero

Rated PG: for thematic elements, language, & smoking
Running Time: 98 mins
Comedy, Drama, Family
Release Date: Friday Jan. 17, 2020

Every night, Christmas Flint sits under a starry sky with a flashlight, signaling to extraterrestrial visitors that never arrive. Sensitive, imaginative, and deeply lonely, Christmas and her equally eccentric best friend Joseph are the ultimate misfits in their rural hometown. When Christmas learns the winners of the annual Birdie Scout Jamboree talent contest will be on a recording sent into space for, her mission in life becomes to join the Scouts and win Jamboree.

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When she is blackballed by the snobbish local Birdie Scout troop and their uptight leader, Christmas rallies a group of elementary-school outliers to start their own chapter. With grudging help from her dad’s irascible office manager, Miss Rayleen, Christmas and her crew have to bypass every roadblock Miss Massey can find in the fine print of the Birdie bylaws in order to reach the Jamboree and their chance at immortality.

From Christmas’ solitary late-night vigils to a final show-stopping musical performance, Troop Zero is an endearing and magical tale set against a backdrop of beloved hits of the ’70s, as Christmas forges friendships that will change her life and help her find a real family.

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