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>
The rights for Annie (1982) were sold in 1978 for $9.5 million (approximately $30 million in 2006 dollars), a record that still stands, breaking the record set when Warner Bros. paid $5.5 million for the screen rights to My Fair Lady (1964). Paramount Pictures was also involved in the bidding war, and they made Popeye (1980) to make up for being outbid. See more »
During "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile", one orphan uses a liquor bottle as a microphone, then carelessly throws it over her shoulder. It obviously falls to the floor, but doesn't shatter. Polyethylene, which is used to make most plastic bottles, was invented in 1933, and couldn't be produced in mass quantities until 1936. See more »
[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Everything is going to be alright.
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The very first time I watched this film, I was hooked. God only knows how many times I have seen it since. And every time I have cried at the bit where Rooster, Lily and Miss Hannigan kidnap her from Daddy Warbucks.
Carol Burnett, Tim Curry and Albert Finney are all excellent. As is Aileen Quinn as little orphan Annie. In fact the entire cast are brilliant. Annie is by far one of the best films I have ever seen. One of my favourite parts is the bit where they come in from the movies and Grace and Daddy Warbucks put Annie to bed while she's sleeping. And another fave is when all the kids from the orphanage go looking for Daddy Warbucks' house because they know what Rooster, Lily and Miss Hannigan are up to. Absolute brilliance. One thing I have to say is never, never, never, never watch the sequel. It is complete rubbish!!
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