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Annie (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  18 June 1982 (USA)
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A young orphan girl's 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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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)|



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Additional/alternate scenes from many of the film's musical numbers (including "Easy Street," "Let's Go to the Movies," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and the final reprise of "Maybe") were featured in the making-of TV special Lights, Camera, Annie! (1982). See more »


When Miss Hannigan dances toward Rooster, his voice says one thing, but his mouth says something completely different. See more »


[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »


Easy Street
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, and Tim Curry
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One of my all time favorites
21 May 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Aileen Quinn as Annie has everyone beat. With that darling face, that beautiful voice, she did a fabulous job creating the character. Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks was wonderful! He had that stern 'businesslike' attitude which grew into heartfelt love for this little red-headed orphan girl. Carol Burnett was awesome as the lady who ran the orphanage. She started out gruff and tumble (and drunk) but as it turns out, she really has a love for these orphans.

There is NO comparison to the newest version. I can't see anyone else playing these parts better than Quinn, Burnett and Finney. It just isn't the same. If you want a beautiful musical with fun loving attributes, please see this movie!!! Your children will love you for it.

Highly Recommended

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