A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Carol Sobieski (screenplay), Thomas Meehan (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... Daddy Warbucks
Carol Burnett ... Miss Hannigan
Ann Reinking ... Grace Farrell
Tim Curry ... Rooster
Bernadette Peters ... Lily
Aileen Quinn ... Annie
Geoffrey Holder ... Punjab
Roger Minami Roger Minami ... Asp
Toni Ann Gisondi ... Molly
Rosanne Sorrentino ... Pepper
Lara Berk Lara Berk ... Tessie
April Lerman ... Kate
Robin Ignico Robin Ignico ... Duffy
Lucie Stewart Lucie Stewart ... July
Edward Herrmann ... FDR
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Storyline

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Agatha Hannigan (Carol Burnett). Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney). 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 Agatha Hannigan, her evil brother, Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan (Tim Curry), and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves, which puts Annie in great danger. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The movie of 'Tomorrow'


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Annie was created by Chicago Tribune cartoonist Harold Gray. She was intended to be a boy, Little Orphan Otto, but the gender was changed at the request of Gray's editor, Captain Joseph Medill Patterson, to create a reference to the 1885 James Whitcomb Riley poem "Little Orphan Annie". See more »

Goofs

During "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile", when an orphan climbs down the chest of drawers, she sings "and not from head to toe", but her mouth doesn't say "toe". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: [sits on the bed and cradles Molly] Shh, it's okay. Everything is going to be alright. There, there.
[kisses her cheek]
Annie: It was only a dream. It's alright.
Pepper: How am I supposed to get any sleep around here?
Annie: It was only a dream. Everything's alright.
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Alternate Versions

This film has been available to commercial television in the United States in several edited versions. For 2-hour time slots (as aired on NBC-TV in 1986, 1988, and 1990), a 96-minute version omitting or shortening a number of songs (specifically "Dumb Dog" and "Little Girls" were eliminated entirely). A version for 2-and-one-half hour time slots, running approximately 120 minutes, removing "Dumb Dog" and the beginning of "Let's Go to the Movies," aired on cable's The Family Channel in the mid-1990s. The complete version of the film was aired on basic cable TV in a 3-hour time slot around the same time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Tries to Get Yesterday Back (2014) See more »

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Let's Go To The Movies
(uncredited)
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Aileen Quinn, Ann Reinking, Albert Finney, and chorus girls
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One of my favorite musical films
11 July 2017 | by stormhawk2020See all my reviews

"Annie" is the epitome of a family film in every way. From it's very catchy musical numbers to it's strong heart shown by it's talented cast, this film will make your heart sing even if you are in a bad mood. This film has some obvious faults, as it does not need to be two hours long and some plot devices seem to be thrown in to push the story along, but all-in-all, I had a blast watching it. For the type of film that it is, it's dialogue and lyrics are all well-written and it is very well-produced. "Annie" is the type of kid that you wish you could have been friends with growing up, due to her sheer likability. "Annie" is one of the most enjoyable musicals I have seen. For anyone ho has not seen it, it definitely earns a recommendation from me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Plaza Hotel, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,632, 23 May 1982

Gross USA:

$57,059,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,063,861
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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