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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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Lauter nette Mädchen  »

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The final scenes were staged at the actual pageant, and no one - except script writer Jerry Belson and director Michael Ritchie - knew the winner, so the conclusion seems realistic. See more »

Goofs

One of the audience members seen prominently during opening scene in Imperial Valley pageant later shows up again in closeup as Santa Rosa businessmen attending Bears Club luncheon. See more »

Quotes

Big Bob Freelander: "A guy turns 35." That's really what's buggin' you, isn't it? That you're about to turn 35.
Andy DiCarlo: Maybe. Maybe. Or maybe I don't see what's fun about kissing a dead chicken's ass.
Big Bob Freelander: Well that's 'cause you haven't tried it.
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Connections

References Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) See more »

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Spring Is Here
(1928)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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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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