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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 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 1930s, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Agatha Hannigan (Carol Burnett). Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney). 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 Agatha Hannigan, her evil brother, Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan (Tim Curry), and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves, which puts Annie in great danger. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The movie of 'Tomorrow'


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Trivia

Auditions for the title role spanned two years, 22 cities, 8,000 interviews, and 70 actresses. Nine young actresses made it to the second round. See more »

Goofs

Grace's shoes are different before "We Got Annie". 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 »


Soundtracks

Sign
(uncredited)
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Carol Burnett and Albert Finney
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Very entertaining...
1 April 2013 | by richieandsamSee all my reviews

ANNIE

You know what... I was expecting this film to be terrible. The whole thing just sounds awful to me... but it's actually very enjoyable.

I am not a huge musical fan... I don't mind them but musicals are never my first choice. Although I am a big Oliver fan.

Annie was a nice film about a little orphan who is in a horrible orphanage and tried to get away to find her real parents. One day a lady comes to the orphanage and takes Annie for 1 week to live in a huge mansion with a billionaire... he is only allowing this for his image as it makes everyone think he cares.

Now as you can expect from any musical (except Sweeney Todd), the acting was not that good. Especially by Annie. But the bad acting didn't ruin the movie. The songs were very catchy and there were obviously a couple of very famous songs too.

The cast was quite impressive...Albert Finney was quite funny in the movie playing the billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. I also thought that Carol Burnett was very funny as the evil woman running the orphanage. The best role though has to go to Tim Curry. He plays a great character and as always does a fantastic job. The surprise appearance was from Geoffrey Holder... I mainly know him from Live and Let Die (One of my favourite Bond films) where he plays Baron Samedi... in Annie he plays Punjab. Not his best role, but still quite good.

I will give this film 7 out of 10.

Even though the acting was not up to scratch, i can still see why this film is locked into a lot of peoples hearts. Very entertaining.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Plaza Hotel, New Jersey, USA 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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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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