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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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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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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:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The only version of Annie where she starts the show with curly hair. With every other version her hair is straight at the beginning and then she gets a perm for the closing/Christmas scene. See more »


When Grace tells Mr. Warbucks about his messages, she mentions messages from Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Carnegie. Although members of the Rockefeller family were still in business in 1933, Andrew Carnegie had been dead for 14 years. See more »


[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Carol Burnett & Albert Finney
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Great Movie
18 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can you not love this movie? It has wonderful, catchy songs, it's a clean movie, a great storyline, and wonderful actors and actresses! What more could you ask for?! It's better than most movies today because it actually has a moral and a plot. It's a great family movie. It's one of my favorite movies, next to The Sound of Music. Anybody who doesn't watch this movie is seriously missing out. I'm sure you will like it. It's a lot better than the Disney remake. Sometimes the original, older movies are better than the remakes. And this movie is one of them! If you like musicals, or just want to watch a family movie, this is one that you really should watch.

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