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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 overview, first billed only:
Mark Miller ...
Chris Robinson ...
Richard Driscoll
Lt. Savage
Harland Dobbs
Barbara Stanger ...
Joan Driscoll
Father Ohara
Chief Pruitt
Farmer Wilma
Ray Anzalone ...
Grocery Clerk
Carol Wayne ...
Don Steffey ...
Oscar Rowland ...


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.


Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Und Savannah lächelt  »

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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 »


Boots: We got you a television if you're real good tomorrow, you can watch Wonder Woman. What do you want for breakfast?
Savannah: Chocolate milk, cocoa puff, buttermilk, chocolate strawberries, peaches, wheaties, chocolate bananas, pancakes, sausage, toast, oatmeal - apple, and bacon.
[While Savannah is going on and on]
Alvie: Tomorrow we're getting rid of this kid, lets see if we can get her to go to sleep.
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Savanah Smiles
4 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to say this is the most heart warming movie . You just don't forget it if you liked it at all. I can't find it at any stores t buy. Walmarts or Block Buster don't have it . We need to watch more movies like this to teach our kids love and compassion . Please put this back on the shelves to be bought. All my family loves this movie, aunts. uncles' grandparents' grandchildren. Please. Please, make more movies like this one. I just wish people would watch more like this movie than the blood and guts movies, I know each person has their on views but I think we need more family Love movies than the sex murder and lies movies. This one needed to be rated a lot higher than what it was. Even though Alvie and Boots were criminals they still found they could love a child . They learned to enjoy the family values again. thank you for listening to me.

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