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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Toni Ann Gisondi ...
Rosanne Sorrentino ...
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April Lerman ...
Robin Ignico ...
Lucie Stewart ...


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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The movie of 'Tomorrow'


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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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Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)|



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A more elaborate sequence for the song "Easy Street" was planned and shot, involving Miss Hannigan and Rooster's fantasies of a privileged life, but it was replaced with the less elaborate version set entirely in the orphanage. Lights, Camera, Annie! (1982) revealed that the first verse of the song was recorded and presumably filmed, but cut from the final version to keep the running time down. The documentary also reveals a new verse to the final reprise of "Maybe" that is in no other version, but was ultimately cut. See more »


During "Little Girls," Miss Hannigan can be seen drinking alcohol and drunk. Since the movie is set in the summer of 1933, the 21st Amendment has not been ratified until December 5, 1933 thereby repealing the prohibition of alcohol, however, it was very common for people to make their own alcohol - "moonshine" - most often in a bathtub during the prohibition years. See more »


[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeremy Piven/AFI (2007) See more »


You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Dressed Children)
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Toni Ann Gisondi, Rosanne Sorrentino, Lara Berk, April Lerman, Robin Ignico, and Lucie Stewart
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Likable Musical
28 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

ANNIE (1982) **** Likable basis of the Broadway musical about a little orphaned girl, Annie, who falls into the care of a well-to-do billionaire. The rich man had intended to boost his political image through this situation, but he ultimately wants to keep the little girl in light of his newfound daughter-like love for her. Aileen Quinn is fine as the titled character, turning in rags for riches, all the while hoping to someday reunite with her real parents who had abandoned her for orphan care. Though the movie goes on for too long, the charm and likability of this musical production more than makes up for it. Of the lead players, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, and Ann Reinking are particularly nice to watch.

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