PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
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.
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.
$510,632 23 May 1982