Annie (Ashley Johnson) is back. Along with her friends Molly (Camilla Belle), Hannah (Emily Ann Lloyd), her dog Sandy (Jessie), and her wealthy father Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (George Hearn)... See full summary »
A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
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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Martin Charnin, the creator of the original Broadway Annie, hated the 1981 film. He thought Annie was too cute, Hannigan should not have been played as a drunk and Warbucks should not have been played by an Englishman. He also didn't like the 1999 Disney version or the 2012 Broadway production either. See more »
During "Let's Go to the Movies" after Annie tap dances behind the curtain, Grace comes out and they continue dancing. As the camera circles around, a crew member is reflected in the vanity mirror behind them. 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 »
The very first time I watched this film, I was hooked. God only knows how many times I have seen it since. And every time I have cried at the bit where Rooster, Lily and Miss Hannigan kidnap her from Daddy Warbucks.
Carol Burnett, Tim Curry and Albert Finney are all excellent. As is Aileen Quinn as little orphan Annie. In fact the entire cast are brilliant. Annie is by far one of the best films I have ever seen. One of my favourite parts is the bit where they come in from the movies and Grace and Daddy Warbucks put Annie to bed while she's sleeping. And another fave is when all the kids from the orphanage go looking for Daddy Warbucks' house because they know what Rooster, Lily and Miss Hannigan are up to. Absolute brilliance. One thing I have to say is never, never, never, never watch the sequel. It is complete rubbish!!
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