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

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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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Excruciating
20 August 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I thought the 1982 movie was bad until I saw this. In retrospect, it now seems like a masterpiece by comparison.

Alicia Morton is acceptably cute in the title role, but Victor Garber is no Albert Finney. Kathy Bates can't sing anywhere near as well as Carol Burnett, but does a better job of looking the part.

Most aggravating of all was the rewriting of history for politically correct purposes. The orphans are now a racially diverse mixture that would have been unheard of in the 1930s. Same goes for casting Audra McDonald as Daddy Warbucks' personal secretary. She's attractive and sings well, but such jobs simply were not available to blacks in that era, and the intimated interracial marriage at the end would have been unthinkable.

Disney's rewriting of history to conform to current viewpoints isn't a new thing (see Pocahontas), but it continues to be annoying, especially for those who are trying to raise kids with a sense of the past as it really was.


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