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A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

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Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG for some mild language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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19 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Annie - La felicità è contagiosa  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,861,939 (USA) (19 December 2014)

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$85,911,262 (USA) (13 March 2015)
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In the song "It's the Hard Knock Life", the original line, "No-one cares for you a smidge when you're in an orphanage" was changed to "no one cares a bit when you're a foster kid". See more »

Goofs

During "I think I'm gonna like here" Annie's wristband continually appears and disappears throughout the scene. See more »

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Will Stacks: See, you gotta play the cards that you've been dealt. No matter how bad the cards are.
Annie: What if you don't have *any* cards.
Will Stacks: Then you bluff.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.108 (2014) See more »

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Annie is a little orphan girl, who is looking for her parents every day. She lives in an orphanage with other girls. One day, when she is chasing a running dog, she is hardly run over by car. The person who helps Annie is Will Stacks, the mayor of New York City. He is evaluated by what he did. So as to get more votes, he and his secretary welcomes Annie to their palatial residence, and start living together. Annie knows that he is doing for the election, but for her, it is a good way to look for her parents too. How will the relationships be in the end? Can Annie find her parents? This movie is the remake version, and the previous one is shown a long time ago. Actually, I knew Annie, but I didn't have the opportunities to watch, so it was my first time. I was asked to watch this movie, and also I rent this DVD and watch a few times. I really like it. The story line is very good, and heartwarming. Also, since this is musical movie, about 10 songs are included. They make me very fun to watch, and didn't feel bored at all. I totally like everything.


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