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Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, History | 25 April 2014 (USA)
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SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th ... See full summary »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Stubbs
Sir Graham
Mrs. Stubbs
George Whitford ...
Doug Nemeth ...
Cowardly Policeman
Billy Hester ...
Roy McClain
Richard Seng ...
Homer Peeples
Solon Carter ...
Scared Paperboy
Savannah Sheriff


SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his loyal friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexuality. | See all certifications »




Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Savannah River - Freiheit am Fluss  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,901, 30 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$36,746, 22 September 2013
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Did You Know?


The Desoto Hotel mentioned throughout the movie was a real-life, upscale hotel. The hotel was demolished in the 1960s for a new, high-rise Hilton branded hotel which still exists as the Hilton Savannah Desoto. See more »


In the film, Ward Allen died in 1922. He was born in 1856, so he would have been 66 years old, but Jim Caviezel was 44 during filming. Ward Allen actually died in 1931 at the age of 75. See more »


[first lines]
Christmas Moultrie: [hearing a distant gunshot] Boy, that one missed his muster.
Little Jack Whitford: Did he miss?
Christmas Moultrie: Oh, yes sir. Ward Allen, missed his muster.
Little Jack Whitford: Aw, come on, Christmas.
Christmas Moultrie: Uncle John told me the stories.
Little Jack Whitford: Tell me another story, Christmas. The one in the war, nearly killed that Russian.
Christmas Moultrie: Come on now, Jack, I told ya that story a hundred times.
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Bring Me a Gator
Written by Kevin Rose
Performed by Beverly Aikens, Shayla Loudbolt, Gary Swindell Jr., Roger Moss and Audrey Bryant.
Arranged and Produced by Kevin F. Rose
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A wonderful movie to escape to an oft' forgotten past time and setting!
27 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Go back in time, a couple of decades after the civil war, to Savannah, GA, and meet a largely unknown character choosing to live against the flow of prevailing contemporary attitudes and social mores. Enjoy stunning cinema-photography, a host a familiar actors performing at their best, and sit back and enjoy what the best movies do----tell a wonderful story in a unique way. "Savannah" was truly an emotional journey through primarily the life of one man while also taking time for the viewer to invest in the lives of those whom our protagonist chooses to invite to share in his adventures and way of life. I enjoyed the flow of the movie, enjoying each change of perspective. I contend the director prevailed in accomplishing balance in moving our story along in every way.

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