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Annie (1982)

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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The movie of 'Tomorrow'


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18 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anita la huerfanita  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$510,632 (USA) (23 May 1982)

Gross:

$57,059,003 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The story for the musical 'Annie' is an original one. Nothing from the original comic strip could have been used in the musical. The story written for the musical caused some confusion about Annie's origin in the original comic strip. The storybooks that came out at the time of the movie's premiere are all sequels to the plot of the film. See more »

Goofs

During "We Got Annie," the maid's overly large, very generalized movements show that she is clearly pretending to play the piano. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Connections

Referenced in Chiquititas: Episode #1.1 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile
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Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Peter Marshall, Loni Ackerman, Murphy Cross, Nancy Sinclair, and Angela Martin
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The best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
20 May 2001 | by (Darlington, England) – See all my reviews

!!!Spoilers!!!

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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