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Annie (1982)

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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Hannigan
Bernadette Peters ... Lily St. Regis
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 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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Taglines:

The movie of 'Tomorrow'


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie 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:

$57,059,003
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited 32 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeremy Piven/AFI (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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(uncredited)
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Aileen Quinn
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Kids movie about important things
6 August 1999 | by ron-198See all my reviews

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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