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Annie (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  18 June 1982 (USA)
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Broadway musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. A young orphan girls adventures in finding a family that will take her.

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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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The movie of 'Tomorrow'


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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$510,632 (USA) (21 May 1982)
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The stage production of Annie ends at Christmas, but it was changed to the 4th of July for the film as it was shot during the summer and obtaining enough fake snow required to cover the grounds of the New York mansion was deemed cost prohibitive. See more »

Goofs

In the distant shots of the film's climax when Annie is being chased up the B&O Bridge, "Annie" is obviously an adult stunt-double. 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 Life After Tomorrow (2006) See more »

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You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Dressed Children)
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Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Toni Ann Gisondi, Rosanne Sorrentino, Lara Berk, April Lerman,
Robin Ignico & 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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