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Smile (1975)

 -  Comedy  -  9 July 1975 (USA)
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful ... See full summary »

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Michael Kidd ...
Tommy
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Little Bob
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Andy
Titos Vandis ...
Emile
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Orren Brooks
William Traylor ...
Ray Brandy
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Logan
Dick McGarvin ...
Ted Farley
Adam Reed ...
Freddy
Brad Thompson ...
Chuck
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Man at Party
George Skaff ...
Dr. Malvert
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital difficulties and Bob's son is up to some mischief. Could this year's pageant be in jeopardy? Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Raised on hamburgers and soda pop, She's got a winning smile that's hard to top. A credit to her family, the ideal teen, She's America's daughter, she's a beauty queen. See more »

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9 July 1975 (USA)  »

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In 1986, "Smile" was turned into a short lived Broadway musical. The show had music by Marvin Hamlisch, and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, who also directed. The musical featured Jodi Benson, who later provided the voice of Ariel, the title character in Disney's "The Little Mermaid", for which Ashman also wrote the lyrics. See more »

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When Robin is playing the flute, she takes a breath while the flute sound continues. See more »

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Andy DiCarlo: Jesus! Doesn't anything get you down?
Big Bob Freelander: Yeah, I get my apple cart upset sometimes. I just learned a long time ago to accept a little less from life, that's all.
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References All in the Family (1971) See more »

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Ja-Da
(1918)
Written by Bob Carleton
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This is one of the great undiscovered comedies of all time.
18 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Twenty-five years after this film about the Young America Miss contest was filmed in Santa Rosa, California, the fates sent me to that lovely town on business. During lunch in a local restaurant, I did an impression of one of the film's lines: "What does Santa Rosa think about that?" and half a dozen heads turned to stare at me in shock and anger. If a single line from a movie can still upset the local power structure of a self-satisfied town a quarter-century later, it must be doing something right. In fact, writer Jerry Belson, director Michael Ritchie and a great cast of veteran or young actors did about everything right. Funny, insightful and true. What more can a smart viewer want from a movie?


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