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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-so-bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures to her. A surprising ... See full summary »

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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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
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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-so-bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures to her. A surprising bond of love and redirection forms among the trio as the police close 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)  »

Also Known As:

Il sorriso di Savannah  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

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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Family entertainment at its best.
29 November 2000 | by (Provo, Utah) – See all my reviews

This show probably is not for everyone. But, if you are looking for good family entertainment without the worry of something inappropriate for children being shown, this is an excellent choice. Many shows I have seen are really great except for that one scene, or the use of inappropriate language. This show, unlike those, is great from the time you put it on until it ends. If you have children and are concerned about what they are being exposed to, you can add this one to your video library without any reservations. And, as an added bonus, "Savannah Smiles" has a charming story that is very entertaining even for those of us who are no longer six years old.


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