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Smile (1975)

PG  |   |  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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Although Neil Sedaka is credited on-screen for being "heard through the courtesy of Polydor International/Rocket Records," he is not mentioned in the soundtrack listing or anywhere else in the print. This is because his song, "Yes Sir! That's My Baby" is incorrectly credited to Michael Chain See more »

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During pageant finale, many letters in the electrical Young American Miss sign are unlit in a long shot of stage, but shine brightly in other angles. 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 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) See more »

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Ja-Da
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Say cheese
4 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

As with all the great episodic ensemble films (If..., Fame, Nashville, M*A*S*H)it's the little touches that makes this film quite so deliriously wonderful e.g.: The wide-eyed girl's nervousness of the orchestra; the cop's recapture of Little Bob's two accomplices; Maria's expression as the winners of the pageant are being announced; "...and that girl had a wooden foot"; and so on.

All of the cast are uniformly excellent, not one of them, major or minor, misses a beat.

This is one film that invites repeated viewings, until it almost feels like an old friend. I think that we should start a campaign to get this film the recognition it deserves.


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