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Annie 

A little orphan girl catches the attention of a kind man named Mr. Warbucks, who wants to adopt her, but the cruel, strict orphanage owner has a scheme to keep Annie - and her reward money.

Director:

Rob Marshall

Writers:

Irene Mecchi (teleplay), Thomas Meehan (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Miss Agatha Hannigan
Victor Garber ... Oliver Warbucks
Alan Cumming ... Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan
Audra McDonald ... Grace Farrell
Kristin Chenoweth ... Lily St. Regis
Erin Adams Erin Adams ... Tessie
Sarah Hyland ... Molly
Lalaine ... Kate
Nanea Miyata ... July
Marissa Rago Marissa Rago ... Pepper
Danelle Wilson Danelle Wilson ... Duffy
Andrea McArdle ... Star-To-Be
Alicia Morton Alicia Morton ... Annie Bennett
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... F.D.R.
Douglas Fisher Douglas Fisher ... Drake
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Storyline

Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas. The plucky orphan worms her way into the hearts of the staff and Mr. Warbucks and even the president of the United States! Even though Mr. Warbucks wants to adopt her, she is still looking for her real parents who left a locket with her when they dropped her off at the orphanage. Miss Hannigan's brother and his sleazy girlfriend pose as Annie's parents to gather the reward that Warbucks has offered to Annie's real parents. Written by <ragheadchick@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Music. The Memories. The Magic. See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney. Shockwave only

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie - Weihnachten einer Waise See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kristin Chenoweth auditioned for the title role in the original film version of "Annie". She got to the final stages of the audition process, but was turned down because her Southern accent was too thick. See more »

Goofs

After "It's the Hard Knock Life" Mr. Bundles holds out the clean sheets for the girls to take. Molly does not actually take the clean sheet from him; she just places her hand on the stack. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly: [having a dream] Mommy!
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Crazy Credits

While Ernie Sabella and Vic Polizos are both in the opening titles of the film, they are NOT in the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow (Reprise #2)
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Alicia Morton and Audra McDonald
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superb - wish it had been longer!
21 September 2003 | by kevinmcgSee all my reviews

This adaption of "Annie" is an excellent piece of film making. The casting,

direction, writing, choreography all come together in perfect balance to entertain people of all ages.

My only wish is that budget and time constraints would have allowed for the

entire original story and score to remain in tact. The Hooverville / "We'd Like to Thank You Mr. Hoover" sequence in the original stage musical was perfect in

showing the effects of the depression, as well as giving us the introduction to Sandy. I only hope that future TV musicals allow the time for the full production, much like the 1993 version of "Gypsy" starring Bette Midler.

I've noticed that some people have commented about the multi-racial casting

and how secretary Grace would never have been a black woman. Historically,

this is most likely correct, but again let's keep in mind that this is musical theatre and for people to just start singing with invisible musicians isn't very realistic either. I'm glad to see that Audra MacDonald was cast because she has the

perfect acting skills, personality and voice to play Grace. Even though many of these stories are traditionally "white", the ability to cast multi-ethnic roles only enriches the piece and is completely appropriate in our modern society.


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