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A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Carol Sobieski (screenplay), Thomas Meehan (book)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... Daddy Warbucks
Carol Burnett ... Miss Hannigan
Ann Reinking ... Grace Farrell
Tim Curry ... Rooster Hannigan
Bernadette Peters ... Lily St. Regis
Aileen Quinn ... Annie
Geoffrey Holder ... Punjab
Roger Minami Roger Minami ... Asp
Toni Ann Gisondi ... Molly
Rosanne Sorrentino ... Pepper
Lara Berk Lara Berk ... Tessie
April Lerman ... Kate
Robin Ignico Robin Ignico ... Duffy
Lucie Stewart Lucie Stewart ... July
Edward Herrmann ... FDR
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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The movie of 'Tomorrow'


Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1982 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Anita la huerfanita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,632, 23 May 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,059,003
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

There was a sequel to the Broadway show called "Annie 2: Miss Hannigans Revenge" which is considered one of the biggest bombs on Broadway ever. It was eventually reworked into the off Broadway production "Annie Warbucks" which is still performed regionally although there's never been a Broadway version. See more »

Goofs

During the musical number "Sign", Miss Hannigan's bathroom contains several large bottles of her bathtub gin, and she even drinks from one. The bottles are 16-oz. Sheaffer Skrip "master" ink bottles. However, they got their distinctive shape (similar to the CN Tower) in the 1950s. In the 1930s, Skrip master ink bottles were cylindrical, with grooves running around the top a bottom quarter. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited 32 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Perfect Strangers: To Be or Not to Be (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy Street
(uncredited)
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, and Tim Curry
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Fabulous movie
25 February 2005 | by tylerzgirl13See all my reviews

I thought that this movie was a real spirit-lifter. It is a movie that I hope everyone who watches it has a change of attitude towards orphans and homeless children and adults. Sometimes I find myself turning my back on homeless people. Although I am ashamed to admit it, I do hope that others will look beyond money and appearance and see what really matters. This movie, once again, was wonderful. I hope that you keep up all of the good work and keep producing and directing movies such as this one. Enjoy all of your comments and all of your hard earned credit that you are receiving and take the time to really preview all of your scripts and watch the movie several times to praise all of your good work. Thank you very much and I will be watching the movies that you produce no matter how long, or short, they might be.


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