Savannah Smiles

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Savannah Smiles
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DVD box art
Directed by Pierre De Moro
Produced by Clark L. Paylow
Written by Mark Miller
Starring Mark Miller
Donovan Scott
Bridgette Andersen
Peter Graves
Barbara Stanger
Pat Morita
Carol Wayne
Music by Ken Sutherland
Cinematography Stephen W. Gray
Edited by Eva Ruggiero
Distributed by Embassy Pictures
Release dates May 1982
Running time 105 min.
Country United States
Language English

Savannah Smiles is a 1982 family comedy film starring Bridgette Andersen, Donovan Scott, Mark Miller, who also wrote the film for the screen, Peter Graves, and Barbara Stanger.

Plot summary[edit]

The film centers around a six-year-old girl named Savannah (Andersen), whose father (Graves) is running for the United States Senate. Because Savannah's parents pay no attention to her, she decides to run away, leaving a note before she flees. Unfortunately, her father, fearing the note may hurt his chances of winning the election, burns it and admonishes the maid not to tell anyone. When her aunt picks her up and they go to the park, Savannah switches cars and ends up with two escaped (and incompetent) convicts. (Miller, who also wrote the film directly for the screen, and Scott acted out the convicts.) The convicts take her in and soon discover that her father has posted a reward of $100,000 for her safe return. Unexpectedly, they grow close to her, and Savannah finds the love and attention she always wanted. The convicts arrange to return her, with the help of the family priest (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), but she becomes lost in the mountains. The convicts refuse the opportunity to escape in order to search for her and bring her back safely, ultimately surrendering to the priest and the police.

VHS and DVD releases[edit]

Savannah Smiles was released on VHS and Laserdisc in 1982 by Embassy Home Entertainment, but has since gone out of print.

The latest DVD release was issued September 26, 2006 by Anchor Bay, under license from Savannah Smiles Productions and StudioCanal (current rights holder of the Embassy theatrical library).

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