A little orphan girl catches the attention of a kind man named Mr. Warbucks, who wants to adopt her, but the cruel, strict orphanage owner has a scheme to keep Annie - and her reward money.

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Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas. The plucky orphan worms her way into the hearts of the staff and Mr. Warbucks and even the president of the United States! Even though Mr. Warbucks wants to adopt her, she is still looking for her real parents who left a locket with her when they dropped her off at the orphanage. Miss Hannigan's brother and his sleazy girlfriend pose as Annie's parents to gather the reward that Warbucks has offered to Annie's real parents. Written by <ragheadchick@hotmail.com>

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The Music. The Memories. The Magic. See more »


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Among the changes from prior versions to this version are:
  • Four songs, including the original title song, "Annie", which was not in the Broadway score, but was written for the prior movie version;


  • A subplot involving Sandy's going missing in the original musical;


  • The White House "Tomorrow" reprise, which was replaced by a scene involving Grace Farrell and Annie; and


The ending is subtly changed, in that Miss Hannigan, not Lily St. Regis, pretends to be Mrs. Mudge. See more »

Goofs

When the orphans are singing "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile" they back up towards Miss Hannigan's desk, but during the next shot, they are closer to the staircase in a big open area. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly: [having a dream] Mommy!
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Crazy Credits

While Ernie Sabella and Vic Polizos are both in the opening titles of the film, they are NOT in the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Need Anything But You
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Victor Garber, Alicia Morton
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The magic is back! This version is the real deal.
7 November 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

(No, I'm not a Disney shill. This is being pre-empted by football in my area tonight so it was shown in the afternoon.)

For those who looked in vain to find the broken bones of the Broadway hit beneath the elephantine bulk of the movie version, the search is over. While there are some minor differences, this TV "Annie" is the real deal.

It's not only brimming over with wonderful songs and superb choreography, this movie is front-loaded with bona fide Broadway musical chops -- Rooster, Lily, Warbucks, and Annie. Kathy Bates is the surprise knockout of the production (doing her own singing -- who knew?). And Audra MacDonald is sweetly appealing as Grace. There's not a dog in the bunch.

Oops! I mis-spoke. Sandy also does a winning turn.

This "Annie" is bound to become an annual treat. One viewing will have you wanting to adopt this orphan and make her your own.


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