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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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Trivia

Annie was born in 1922. See more »

Goofs

Before the Christmas party, Mr. Warbucks and Annie are singing and dancing; at one point during this song ("I Don't Need Anything But You") Annie's lips move as she sings her line, but no sound comes out. 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 Little Orphan Annie (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Alicia Morton, Audra McDonald, Brooks Almy, Douglas Fisher, Ellen Gerstein, Ruth Gottschall, Kimberly Lyon, Sonia Maria Martin, and Servants
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Excruciating
20 August 2002 | by proffateSee all my reviews

I thought the 1982 movie was bad until I saw this. In retrospect, it now seems like a masterpiece by comparison.

Alicia Morton is acceptably cute in the title role, but Victor Garber is no Albert Finney. Kathy Bates can't sing anywhere near as well as Carol Burnett, but does a better job of looking the part.

Most aggravating of all was the rewriting of history for politically correct purposes. The orphans are now a racially diverse mixture that would have been unheard of in the 1930s. Same goes for casting Audra McDonald as Daddy Warbucks' personal secretary. She's attractive and sings well, but such jobs simply were not available to blacks in that era, and the intimated interracial marriage at the end would have been unthinkable.

Disney's rewriting of history to conform to current viewpoints isn't a new thing (see Pocahontas), but it continues to be annoying, especially for those who are trying to raise kids with a sense of the past as it really was.


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