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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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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

The film features Camille, with a 1982 logo. Shirley Temple, an unknown until 1934, is mentioned in the same scene. 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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.117 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe (Reprise)
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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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An all time favourite
28 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I cannot count how many times I have watched this film. As a child I would watch it almost daily and as an adult I watch it whenever it comes on the television. That was until my daughter came along and discovered the beauty that is Annie... so we have watched it time and time together, so much so I had to buy a new DVD copy as we wore ours out!

Regardless of this being an old film, it does not disappoint, it can be enjoyed by all ages and it will be timeless.

These days the story brings me to tears.

The music and the songs are fantastic, as are the child actors. The singing, the dancing, the story line have the ability to stir up so many different emotions.

And as Daddy Warbucks can vouch, Annie has the ability to win over even the most unavailable hearts.

As a viewer you will not be disappointed with this film, if you haven't already, watch it.


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