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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As Daddy Warbucks, Albert Finney is doing a voice-impression of his director, John Huston. See more »
During "Little Girls," Miss Hannigan can be seen drinking alcohol and drunk. Since the movie is set in the summer of 1933, the 21st Amendment has not been ratified until December 5, 1933 thereby repealing the prohibition of alcohol, however, it was very common for people to make their own alcohol - "moonshine" - most often in a bathtub during the prohibition years. (During the later "Sign" number between Warbucks and Hannigan, Warbucks makes a reference to "bathtub gin" and Hannigan ends the song after being backed into a full bathtub. She splashes Warbucks in the face with the liquid from the tub. Warbucks wipes his hand down his cheek, licks his fingers, and makes a face, indicating that the bathtub is in fact full of homemade alcohol.) 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 just recently watched this movie, for the first time in my adult life. It's even better as an adult, because you catch all of these little things like, "Mr. Warbucks, you're really handsome, for a Republican." Some people bash it for being different than the Broadway show, but so what, they did a good job. It's a fun movie for people of all ages. It's hilarious, musical, and touching.
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