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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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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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PG | See all certifications »

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18 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anita la huerfanita  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,632, 23 May 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,059,003
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(Metrocolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Aileen Quinn had to dye her hair red because her original hair color is brown and you could see it through the wig. See more »

Goofs

The character of Orphan Annie is supposed to be 11 years old. However, when Daddy Warbucks takes Annie to the movies, the movie they see is "Camille", released in 1936. Later, when he is presented with Annie's forged birth certificate, it is revealed that her birthday is October 18, 1922. That would make Annie 14 years old, not 11. 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 Life After Tomorrow (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

We Got Annie
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Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Ann Reinking, Colleen Zenk, Mavis Ray, Pamela Blair, Lu Leonard, I.M. Hobson, Roger Minami, Geoffrey Holder, and the Servants
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The best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
20 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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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