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
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
Daddy Oliver Warbucks
Lily St. Regis
Toni Ann Gisondi
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
Opening Weekend: $510,632
(23 May 1982)
Did You Know?
Pop singer Martika is one of the dancing orphans in the film.
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".
[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Everything is going to be alright.
One of my all time favorites
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.