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Annie (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  18 June 1982 (USA)
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A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.



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In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anita la huerfanita  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$510,632 (USA) (21 May 1982)


$57,100,000 (USA)

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(70 mm prints)|



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's closing credits declare that the film was "Originally Presented on the New York Stage by Mike Nichols". See more »


In distant shots of the bridge chase, Annie is obviously an adult stunt double. See more »


[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Version of Little Orphan Annie (1932) See more »


Maybe (Reprise)
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Rosanne Sorrentino, Lara Berk, April Lerman, Robin Ignico, and Lucie Stewart
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One of my all time favorites
21 May 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Aileen Quinn as Annie has everyone beat. With that darling face, that beautiful voice, she did a fabulous job creating the character. Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks was wonderful! He had that stern 'businesslike' attitude which grew into heartfelt love for this little red-headed orphan girl. Carol Burnett was awesome as the lady who ran the orphanage. She started out gruff and tumble (and drunk) but as it turns out, she really has a love for these orphans.

There is NO comparison to the newest version. I can't see anyone else playing these parts better than Quinn, Burnett and Finney. It just isn't the same. If you want a beautiful musical with fun loving attributes, please see this movie!!! Your children will love you for it.

Highly Recommended

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