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In the depths of the 1930s, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Agatha Hannigan (Carol Burnett). Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney). 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 Agatha Hannigan, her evil brother, Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan (Tim Curry), and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves, which puts Annie in great danger.Written by
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Two dogs played Sandy. Bingo did most of the dramatic scenes, the other did stunt work, such as jumping into the pool. See more »
Molly plays with Annie's locket, and Annie puts her arms around her so that Molly's hand is underneath. In the next shot Molly's arm is over Annie's. See more »
[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
[sits on the bed and cradles Molly]
Shh, it's okay. Everything is going to be alright. There, there.
[kisses her cheek]
It was only a dream. It's alright.
How am I supposed to get any sleep around here?
It was only a dream. Everything's alright.
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The running time on the original theatrical release was 130 mins according to the 1983 edition of Film World. Video prints run between 123-126 mins. See more »
You know what... I was expecting this film to be terrible. The whole thing just sounds awful to me... but it's actually very enjoyable.
I am not a huge musical fan... I don't mind them but musicals are never my first choice. Although I am a big Oliver fan.
Annie was a nice film about a little orphan who is in a horrible orphanage and tried to get away to find her real parents. One day a lady comes to the orphanage and takes Annie for 1 week to live in a huge mansion with a billionaire... he is only allowing this for his image as it makes everyone think he cares.
Now as you can expect from any musical (except Sweeney Todd), the acting was not that good. Especially by Annie. But the bad acting didn't ruin the movie. The songs were very catchy and there were obviously a couple of very famous songs too.
The cast was quite impressive...Albert Finney was quite funny in the movie playing the billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. I also thought that Carol Burnett was very funny as the evil woman running the orphanage. The best role though has to go to Tim Curry. He plays a great character and as always does a fantastic job. The surprise appearance was from Geoffrey Holder... I mainly know him from Live and Let Die (One of my favourite Bond films) where he plays Baron Samedi... in Annie he plays Punjab. Not his best role, but still quite good.
I will give this film 7 out of 10.
Even though the acting was not up to scratch, i can still see why this film is locked into a lot of peoples hearts. Very entertaining.
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