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Annie (2014)

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A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Director:

Will Gluck

Writers:

Will Gluck (screenplay), Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Will Stacks
Quvenzhané Wallis ... Annie
Rose Byrne ... Grace
Bobby Cannavale ... Guy
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Nash
David Zayas ... Lou
Cameron Diaz ... Hannigan
Zoe Margaret Colletti ... Tessie
Nicolette Pierini ... Mia
Eden Duncan-Smith ... Isabella
Amanda Troya ... Pepper
Dorian Missick ... Annie's "Dad"
Tracie Thoms ... Annie's "Mom"
Mike Birbiglia ... Social Services Inspector
Stephanie Kurtzuba ... Mrs. Kovacevic
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Storyline

The 1977 Broadway musical returns to the big screen with this Overbrook Entertainment/Sony Pictures production surrounding a 10-year-old Harlem foster child (played by Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis) taken in by a calculating billionaire (Jamie Foxx) who's campaigning to be mayor. Abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, Annie (Wallis) spends every moment of every day attempting to avoid the wrath of her cruel foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). Thing start to look up for Annie, however, when she has a very public encounter with Will Stacks (Foxx), a local cell-phone mogul with mayoral ambitions. Stacks campaign isn't going too well until he meets Annie and invites her into his home at the suggestion of his trusted top assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and his ambitious PR advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale). Meanwhile, what was originally conceived as a PR stunt to win over skeptical voters becomes something much more personal when the jaded tycoon realizes his ...

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It's a Hard Knock Life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ryan Murphy was an early contender to direct the film. He declined. See more »

Goofs

When Annie and Will are riding in the helicopter, they are talking to each other without wearing headphones which is often an impossibility in helicopters. However, in many "Executive" interior fitted helicopters, like the Bell 429 in the film, the noise level is greatly reduced to the point were individuals can talk, watch movies and listen to music very comfortably without the use of headphones. See more »

Quotes

Will Stacks: See, you gotta play the cards that you've been dealt. No matter how bad the cards are.
Annie: What if you don't have *any* cards.
Will Stacks: Then you bluff.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the credits feature the finale number as well as a number of outtakes. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the movie is aired on BYUTV, the following is cut: All profanity, no matter how mild The "group home" subplot The scenes with Miss Hannigan and the Inspector Miss Hannigan flirting with Will Stacks Miss Hannigan's line about how Guy "got a little handsy". See more »


Soundtracks

I Don't Need Anything But You (2014 Film Version)
Original Music by Charles Strouse
Original Lyrics by Martin Charnin
2014 Music and Lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia (as Sia Furler) and Will Gluck
Produced by Greg Kurstin
Performed by Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne and Jamie Foxx
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Not worth the time
3 March 2015 | by pdavinciSee all my reviews

It's a shame what they did with a great musical, and practically butchered every song (and auto-tuned the sh't out of it)! Despite the fact that they changed Annie from being pale ginger girl to a black girl from the Bronx. And this has nothing to do with racial issues, but the mere fact that they changed too much of the story. Why change a winning team? For families with small kids and no expectations or knowledge of the genre this might be a movie to watch but despite that - huge disappointment. This might be an unpopular opinion, but musicals should be played by musical actors who are professionally trained for it, it doesn't matter if it's for the stage or in a movie. One might think Hollywoold learned something from the movie adaption of Les Miserables, but apparently they didn't.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,861,939, 21 December 2014

Gross USA:

$85,911,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,853,506
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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