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Annie (1982)

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A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.



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





Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daddy Warbucks
... Miss Hannigan
... Grace Farrell
... Rooster Hannigan
... Lily St. Regis
... Annie
... Punjab
Roger Minami ... Asp
... Molly
Rosanne Sorrentino ... Pepper
Lara Berk ... Tessie
... Kate
Robin Ignico ... Duffy
Lucie Stewart ... July
... FDR


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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Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anita la huerfanita  »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,632, 23 May 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)|



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


To make Sandy the dog kiss Annie (Aileen Quinn), she rubbed an apple on her face. 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 »


[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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References Little Caesar (1931) See more »


You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Peter Marshall, Loni Ackerman, Murphy Cross, Nancy Sinclair, and Angela Martin
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1 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Annie, is a wonderful story about a 10 year old girl in the depression Area of our Nation's history. Her one dream is to find the parents who left her on the doorstep of the orphanage and have a family. The orphans that play her friends are wonderful. As the movie goes on she is choosen to live with the billionare Oliver Warbucks for a week as a publicity tactic. Well, she grew on him and he sent out a search for her parents and couldn't find them because none of them knew about the broken locket that Annie had around her neck. It is a wondreful hartwarming story with great music and great acting it is a must to see if you have not already and if you have it is wonderful to see it agian and again.

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