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Savannah Smiles (1982)

The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Miller ...
Alvie
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Boots
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Savannah
Chris Robinson ...
Richard Driscoll
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Lt. Savage
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Harland Dobbs
Barbara Stanger ...
Joan Driscoll
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Father Ohara
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Chief Pruitt
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Farmer Wilma
Ray Anzalone ...
Pharmacist
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Grocery Clerk
Carol Wayne ...
Doreen
Don Steffey ...
Farmer
Oscar Rowland ...
Doctor
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The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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... and love will never be the same.

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10 December 1982 (USA)  »

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The scene where Savannah tells the story of Brier Rabbit to Bootsie and Alvie was not originally in the script. In Bridgette Andersen's screen test they asked her to tell them a bedtime story and they were so impressed with her performance they added it to the film. [Source: her uncle, Steven B. Andersen from the Bridgette Andersen Facebook memorial page. He has posted some rare photos of her so he appears to be credible. Mark Miller who wrote the screenplay and starred in the movie confirms this in an interview recently posted here.] See more »

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Savannah: Bootsie where are you?!
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Features Little Rascals: Best of Our Gang (1930) See more »

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This movie need not be over analyzed.
22 March 2003 | by (Kentucky, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this wonderful film many times as a child. It really touched me. Years later i have been able to get hold of a copy and see it again. That sweet little girl still captures my heart. This movie is a good example of how a child, in the midst of all of grownup reality, can see the innocent, carefree goodness of life and share it with everyone around her. My 3 year old is really into this one. Just get it and watch it, you will see what i mean.


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