Annie (1982)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Family

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


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28 June 2006 | movieratings03
Likable Musical
ANNIE (1982) **** Likable basis of the Broadway musical about a little orphaned girl, Annie, who falls into the care of a well-to-do billionaire. The rich man had intended to boost his political image through this situation, but he ultimately wants to keep the little girl in light of his newfound daughter-like love for her. Aileen Quinn is fine as the titled character, turning in rags for riches, all the while hoping to someday reunite with her real parents who had abandoned her for orphan care. Though the movie goes on for too long, the charm and likability of this musical production more than makes up for it. Of the lead players, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, and Ann Reinking are particularly nice to watch.

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Screen rights for the stage show sold for $9.5 million in 1978, about $39.2 million in 2020 dollars. It broke the record set when Warner Brothers paid $5.5 million for the screen rights to My Fair Lady (1964). Paramount Pictures made Popeye (1980) to make up for being outbid.


Molly: Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Shh, it's okay. Everything is going to be alright. There, there.
Annie: It was only a dream. It's alright.
Pepper: How am I supposed to get any sleep around here?
Annie: It was only a dream. Everything's alright.


When Annie approaches the balcony during "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", she is reflected in the safety glass across the balcony, and its edge is visible on the left. The glass vanishes in the following shot, when she receives the flowers.

Alternate Versions

This film has been available to commercial television in the United States in several edited versions. For 2-hour time slots (as aired on NBC-TV in 1986, 1988, and 1990), a 96-minute version omitting or shortening a number of songs (specifically "Dumb Dog" and "Little Girls" were eliminated entirely). A version for 2-and-one-half hour time slots, running approximately 120 minutes, removing "Dumb Dog" and the beginning of "Let's Go to the Movies," aired on cable's The Family Channel in the mid-1990s. The complete version of the film was aired on basic cable TV in a 3-hour time slot around the same time.


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Composed by
Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, and Tim Curry


Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama | Family | Musical

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,632 23 May 1982

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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