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Savannah Smiles (1982)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  May 1982 (USA)
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Director: Pierre De Moro
Stars: Mark Miller, Slim Pickens, Brian Poelman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Miller ...
Alvie
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Bridgette Andersen ...
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
Philip Abbott ...
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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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

Alvie: [driving a rickety old stolen car] Where did you steal this car from?
Boots: The keys were in it and the engine was running, so I just stole it! Pretty good, huh?
Alvie: That is NOT how you steal this car, that is how someone else gets RID of it!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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Pretty Girl
by Red Steagall
Background vocals by Carolyn Brooks, Debby Hooper, Lori Perry, Dave Garner, Jay Anderson,
Eddie Dunn, Lucy Crane
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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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