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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 »

Director:

Pierre De Moro

Writers:

Mark Miller (screenplay), Mark Miller (story)
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Cast

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
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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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Taglines:

... and love will never be the same.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il sorriso di Savannah See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Lt. Savage: [Talking to Harland Dobbs] Well Dobbs' you should feel very proud you still have a perfect record.
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Connections

References Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Alvie's Goodbye
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An excellent movie
22 October 2005 | by HughJunitSee all my reviews

This is a movie that will definitely make you smile.

All three of the main characters are terrific in this film.

This is a movie you can definitely watch with the kids, which is a rare these days.

The parents in the film are a little stereotyped in their coldness and their "seeing the error of their ways", but is intended to connect Savanah to Alphie, who wrote the film. The movie is very predictable, however like a Disney movie, although you aren't surprised by anything in it, it doesn't take away from the enjoyment.

I don't think I have ever sat through it any of the 10-12 times I watched it and not shed a few happy tears.


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