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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 <>

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Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anita la huerfanita  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$57,100,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ray Stark said of the film, "This is the film I want on my tombstone." In his negative review of the film, Time Magazine's Richard Corliss wrote "Funeral services are being held at a theater near you." Stark died four days after Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released a pan-and-scan DVD of the film in Region 1, although they had released a widescreen version in 2000. See more »


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


[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Maybe (Same Effect On Everyone)
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Aileen Quinn and Albert Finney
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Fabulous movie
25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that this movie was a real spirit-lifter. It is a movie that I hope everyone who watches it has a change of attitude towards orphans and homeless children and adults. Sometimes I find myself turning my back on homeless people. Although I am ashamed to admit it, I do hope that others will look beyond money and appearance and see what really matters. This movie, once again, was wonderful. I hope that you keep up all of the good work and keep producing and directing movies such as this one. Enjoy all of your comments and all of your hard earned credit that you are receiving and take the time to really preview all of your scripts and watch the movie several times to praise all of your good work. Thank you very much and I will be watching the movies that you produce no matter how long, or short, they might be.

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