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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
Alan Cumming ... Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan
Audra McDonald ... Grace Farrell
Kristin Chenoweth ... Lily St. Regis
Victor Garber ... Oliver Warbucks
Vic Polizos ... Beat Cop
Ernie Sabella ... Mr. Bundles
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
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Storyline

Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by the 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>

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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Annie was born in 1922. See more »

Goofs

The location of McGillicutty's Tavern moves. As the truck drives away with Annie in the laundry, it shows the tavern as being down the road to the right of the orphanage, whereas at the end of "Easy Street" when Rooster, Miss Hannigan, and Lily dance down the road and into the tavern, it is to the left of the orphanage. 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

Version of Annie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Alicia Morton
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A Worthwhile Watch!
9 November 1999 | by JWLJNSee all my reviews

This one is a tough one to call when comparing to the 1982 version, however it is still very good in it's own right and is probably the *closest* transition from stage to screen this show will ever receive.

When comparing this to the 1982 theatrical version, it's easy to be a little disappointed. Kathy Bates puts in a good bid as Miss Hannigan, but it's impossible to tell whether the character is nicer or meaner than Carol Burnett's version. While Bates version seems nicer all around, she does not turn over a new leaf at the end nor does she oppose the murder of poor Annie.

Some notable omissions from this version include no Punjab or Asp, Rooster's "Cock-a-doodle-doo", the Hannigan-Warbucks "Sign" number, Annie's curls, and the emphasis on "Tomorrow".

Overall, it is an enjoyable watch, however if you are looking to see the very best version, I'd recommend the 1982 classic.


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Official Sites:

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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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