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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
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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family

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PG | See all certifications »

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10 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Und Savannah lächelt  »

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Trivia

Mark Miller originally wrote this screen play intending that his daughter Savannah play the starring role but by the time it went into production she was too old for the part. She did have a small role as Savannah's cousin Beth. His daughter Marisa Miller also has a minor role as a jogger and his wife Barbara Stanger played Savannah's mother. See more »

Quotes

[After hearing an obvious impression of James Cagney.]
Harland Dobbs: One thing bothers me - that voice. I've heard that voice before!
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Connections

References Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Bootsie's Goodbye/Love Will Never Be The Same Again
Instrument Solos
Don Thomas, Trumpet
David Vornholt, Flute
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An excellent movie
22 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that will definitely make you smile.

All three of the main characters are terrific in this film.

This is a movie you can definitely watch with the kids, which is a rare these days.

The parents in the film are a little stereotyped in their coldness and their "seeing the error of their ways", but is intended to connect Savanah to Alphie, who wrote the film. The movie is very predictable, however like a Disney movie, although you aren't surprised by anything in it, it doesn't take away from the enjoyment.

I don't think I have ever sat through it any of the 10-12 times I watched it and not shed a few happy tears.


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