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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 »


Pierre De Moro


Mark Miller (screenplay), Mark Miller (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Miller ... Alvie
Donovan Scott ... Boots
Bridgette Andersen ... Savannah
Chris Robinson ... Richard Driscoll
Michael Parks ... Lt. Savage
Peter Graves ... Harland Dobbs
Barbara Stanger ... Joan Driscoll
Pat Morita ... Father Ohara
Philip Abbott ... Chief Pruitt
Fran Ryan ... Farmer Wilma
Ray Anzalone Ray Anzalone ... Pharmacist
John Fiedler ... Grocery Clerk
Carol Wayne ... Doreen
Don Steffey Don Steffey ... Farmer
Oscar Rowland ... Doctor


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.


Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il sorriso di Savannah See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The climactic finale set in the mountains near a gigantic cascading waterfall was filmed in Provo Canyon, Utah. The breathtaking, massive monument, called Bridal Veil Falls, featured an aerial tramway which tourists could ride to the top of the falls and visit a restaurant and gift shop built high above. In early 1996, an avalanche destroyed the tramway's building housing, the tramway machinery, the restaurant, and the gift shop. They were never rebuilt because winters are so harsh and unpredictable in Utah. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridal_Veil_Falls_(Utah) See more »


[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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Out of the Shadow
by Larry Pinion
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 thepulleysSee 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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