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Broadway musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. A young orphan girls adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Release Year: 1982

Rating: 6.0/10 (12,538 voted)

Critic's Score: 39/100

John Huston

Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett

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.

Writers: Carol Sobieski, Thomas Meehan


Albert Finney

Daddy Oliver Warbucks

Carol Burnett

Miss Hannigan

Ann Reinking

Grace Farrell

Tim Curry

Rooster Hannigan

Bernadette Peters

Lily St. Regis

Aileen Quinn


Geoffrey Holder


Roger Minami


Toni Ann Gisondi


Rosanne Sorrentino


Lara Berk


April Lerman


Robin Ignico


Lucie Stewart


Edward Herrmann


The movie of 'Tomorrow'

Release Date: 18 June 1982

Filming Locations: Administration Building, Monmouth College – 45 Elm Road, West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000


Opening Weekend: $510,632
(23 May 1982)
(14 Screens)

Gross: $57,059,003

Technical Specs



Did You Know?


Pop singer Martika is one of the dancing orphans in the film.


Audio/visual unsynchronized:
During "You're Never Fully Dressed" when an orphan climbs down the chest of drawers, she sings "and not from head to toe" but her mouth doesn't say "toe".


[first lines]

[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!

Everything is going to be alright.

User Review

One of my all time favorites

Rating: 10/10

Aileen Quinn as Annie has everyone beat. With that darling face, that
beautiful voice, she did a fabulous job creating the character. Albert
Finney as Daddy Warbucks was wonderful! He had that stern 'businesslike'
attitude which grew into heartfelt love for this little red-headed orphan
girl. Carol Burnett was awesome as the lady who ran the orphanage. She
started out gruff and tumble (and drunk) but as it turns out, she really
a love for these orphans.

There is NO comparison to the newest version. I can't see anyone else
playing these parts better than Quinn, Burnett and Finney. It just isn't
the same. If you want a beautiful musical with fun loving attributes,
please see this movie!!! Your children will love you for it.

Highly Recommended