Annie: Special Anniversary Edition

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Released 1982

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Director:
John Huston (I)
Released:
1982
Rating:
PG
Annie is a musical film directed by John Huston adapted from the stage music of the same name and the Little Orphan Annie comic strip by Harold Gray that centers on Annie (Aileen Quinn), a young orphan living in the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City who has hope that some day her parents would return to get her. Known for her never-ending optimism and her knack for constantly running away, Annie finds herself rebelling against the drunken tyrant Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett), the orphanage's caretaker. Much to Miss Hannigan's dismay, it seems Annie and her newfound dog Sandy are taken into the home of billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Albert Finney), thanks to his need for a public image boost and the compassion of Miss Grace Farrell (Ann Reinking). As Annie is exposed to a world full of possibilities, Miss Hannigan conspires with her con-artist brother Rooster (Tim Curry) and his girlfriend Lily St. Regis (Bernadette Peters) to get Warbucks's reward for Annie's parents to return.moreless

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I enjoyed the energy that was visible on the screen, and the sumptuousness of the production numbers, and the good humor of several of the performances.

  • 60

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    It's big, colorful, slightly vulgar, occasionally boring and full of talent not always used to its limits.

  • 40

    Variety

    In an effort to be more 'realistic' Annie winds up exposing just how weak a story it had to start with [stage play book by Thomas Meehan], not helped here by the music [songs by Ch...

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    Arts, Comedy, Music

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    Family Comedies, Musicals