The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ray Stark said of the film, "This is the film I want on my tombstone," to which Time Magazine's Richard Corliss responded, "Funeral services are being held at a theater near you" in his negative review of the film. In an ironic coincidence, Stark died four days after Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released a pan-and-scan DVD of the film in Region 1, although they had released a widescreen version in 2000. See more »
During "You're Never Fully Dressed" when an orphan climbs down the chest of drawers, she sings "and not from head to toe" but her mouth doesn't say "toe". See more »
[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Everything is going to be alright.
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This is the first musical I've ever watched, and I must say that I compare all musical productions with this one from then on. I've never seen the original play, but I feel that the production was pretty splendid, and the casting of the girls were quite good. Though young, they all seem to be able to sing in tune and beautifully, and I just love the way Burnett acts as Miss Hannigan - a kind and non-violent kind of 'eveilness'. Overall, this is a superb production with an excellent musical score - I seldom buy movie soundtracks, but this was one where I enjoyed every single song, and can even sing some of them today despite having last watched the movie on video many years ago.
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