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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)
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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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The movie of 'Tomorrow'


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anita la huerfanita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,632, 23 May 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,059,003
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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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Trivia

Randall Kleiser was supposed to direct this but had to back out because of post production issues with "Blue Lagoon". Though John Huston was a legend at this point, much loved by everyone, he had never directed a musical before. He proved to be a bad choice, as " Annie" was a critical and box office failure. See more »

Goofs

A model of a German Stukka dive bomber (Junkers JU87) is in Oliver Warbucks' office. Germany didn't even fly the prototype of that aircraft secretly until 1935. 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 Bad Teacher (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Aileen Quinn, Toni Ann Gisondi, Rosanne Sorrentino, Lara Berk, April Lerman, Robin Ignico, Lucie Stewart, and the Orphans
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One of my all time favorites
21 May 2002 | by BrutalfanSee all my reviews

Aileen Quinn as Annie has everyone beat. With that darling face, that beautiful voice, she did a fabulous job creating the character. Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks was wonderful! He had that stern 'businesslike' attitude which grew into heartfelt love for this little red-headed orphan girl. Carol Burnett was awesome as the lady who ran the orphanage. She started out gruff and tumble (and drunk) but as it turns out, she really has a love for these orphans.

There is NO comparison to the newest version. I can't see anyone else playing these parts better than Quinn, Burnett and Finney. It just isn't the same. If you want a beautiful musical with fun loving attributes, please see this movie!!! Your children will love you for it.

Highly Recommended


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