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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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 »
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 »
[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 »
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.
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