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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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Storyline

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

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$57,100,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Before Ray Stark became producer, stage librettist Thomas Meehan wrote an early draft of the screenplay, and stage choreographer Peter Gennaro was to have recreated his Broadway choreography. It was Stark's idea to hire Carol Sobieski to restructure the film's plot. See more »

Goofs

During the final musical number, Daddy Warbucks and Annie are being circled by two unicycles. When the shot cuts to another angle, a unicycle should be visible at that time but is absent. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Referenced in 10 to Midnight (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

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(uncredited)
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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Really great, and I'm a cold-heart film cynic
23 May 2004 | by (oregon) – See all my reviews

I loved this film as a child and will always hold fond nostalgia for it. You definitely have to watch this from the point of view as a child (with so many "family" films out today, I know this might be hard, when their goal has been to entertain everyone). I loved all the performances in it from Albert Finney to Carol Burnett and Tim Curry. My most favorite Huston film is The Misfits, but don't expect that from this film, which I think alot of people are doing. As most directors age, they tend to get "soft" in their filmmaking as their hunger is replaced with complacency, but this film isn't as bad as some people describe it. It's a musical, it was made in the 80's, and it's primarily for kids. Compared to other movies made in that time period, this one is actually quite good. And although I've only seen parts of the newer one made by Disney, this one seems alot more mature and crafted, and not so candy-coated.


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