Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
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
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The "autocopter" is a Bell Helicopter H-47, an early model helicopter made famous by its use in the Korean War and seen in the movie and series M*A*S*H to transport combat casualties. The iconic bubble canopy has been removed and replaced with the autocopter's passenger compartment and the capsule shaped fuel tanks above that compartment have been given boxy covers, but the helicopter is easily identifiable by its frame work tail. See more »
At the end of the film, Annie is not rescued in a helicopter/gyro-copter. Oliver Warbucks clearly refers to it as an auto-copter throughout the film and calls it a vehicle of his own design. Though the movie is set around 1933 and modern helicopters were not designed and flown until 1936, this is a fictional film and the fictional Oliver Warbucks invented a fictional device. See more »
[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Everything is going to be alright.
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NBC edited 32 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »
I have read a previous comment that says that the only good singing parts are when Carol Burnett sings, and I think that's baloney. The purity of a child's voice still cuts you to the soul (if you have one) and I can still remember the goose-bumps I got from miss Quinn's singing the first time I saw it in the theatre. Carol Burnett is great in this film, and she deserves much praise, but above and beyond that - if you want a movie that you and your kids can watch that won't leave them screaming obscenities (or being just plain rude) at daycare on monday, then this is a good film for you to SIT DOWN WITH THEM and watch.
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