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Annie 

A little orphan girl catches the attention of a kind man named Mr. Warbucks, who wants to adopt her, but the cruel, strict orphanage owner has a scheme to keep Annie - and her reward money.

Director:

Rob Marshall

Writers:

Irene Mecchi (teleplay), Thomas Meehan (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Miss Agatha Hannigan
Victor Garber ... Oliver Warbucks
Alan Cumming ... Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan
Audra McDonald ... Grace Farrell
Kristin Chenoweth ... Lily St. Regis
Erin Adams Erin Adams ... Tessie
Sarah Hyland ... Molly
Lalaine ... Kate
Nanea Miyata ... July
Marissa Rago Marissa Rago ... Pepper
Danelle Wilson Danelle Wilson ... Duffy
Andrea McArdle ... Star-To-Be
Alicia Morton Alicia Morton ... Annie Bennett
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... F.D.R.
Douglas Fisher ... Drake
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Storyline

Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas. The plucky orphan worms her way into the hearts of the staff and Mr. Warbucks and even the president of the United States! Even though Mr. Warbucks wants to adopt her, she is still looking for her real parents who left a locket with her when they dropped her off at the orphanage. Miss Hannigan's brother and his sleazy girlfriend pose as Annie's parents to gather the reward that Warbucks has offered to Annie's real parents. Written by <ragheadchick@hotmail.com>

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Disney makes the classic musical more magical than ever! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie - Weihnachten einer Waise See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kristin Chenoweth auditioned for the title role in the original film version of "Annie". She got to the final stages of the audition process, but was turned down because her Southern accent was too thick. See more »

Goofs

The whiskey bottle that Lily picks up off the table jumps from her hand back to the table (with the top on) and then back to Lily's hand (with the cap unscrewed again). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly: [having a dream] Mommy!
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Crazy Credits

While Ernie Sabella and Vic Polizos are both in the opening titles of the film, they are NOT in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Version of Little Orphan Annie (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Was Missing
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by Victor Garber
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A great version!
14 December 2004 | by talliestarSee all my reviews

I have to say, I am an avid Annie fan. I first saw the 1982 version, like most people and I loved it. I then saw the stage musical twice and loved that too. There were a lot of differences in the stories on the stage and on the film. Then I saw the 1999 version and I thought that it was great, about as great as the 1982 one but with better actors. I now have both film versions on video and I have seen both many times and I can honestly say that in my opinion the 1999 one is far better. The 1982 one is bigger, with more action and generally a larger production, but that is to be expected as the 1999 one was only a TV movie and with a much smaller budget. I like Alicia Morton a lot more as I think she is perfect for the part. Aileen Quinn was good for the spunky, tough side of Annie but she wasn't really very sweet and was not at all good vocally. One thing that has stood out for me with the 1999 version is the music and orchestration - I have never really noticed the quality of the music (not the vocals, the orchestra) in anything before this. Basically I love the 1999 version as I think it captures the story wonderfully. The 1982 version as also very good but they tailed off the original story too much and made too Hollywood-y for me, so I recommend the 1999 version overall.


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