Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2000

PG |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett), Annie (Aileen Quinn) believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney) decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks' mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

Cast: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, Ann Reinking, Geoffrey Holder, Edward Herrmann

Director: John Huston

Genres: Children , Musical comedy

Production Co: Rastar Pictures, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Charming, Amusing, Brother, Love, Underdog, Heartwarming, Playful, New York City, 1930s, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Ethan AlterTV Guide Magazine

    This charming musical based on the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie features many memorable songs and pleasant dance numbers. show more

  • 38
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In the end, this musical is not a disgrace - Huston has too much experience to let the thing die. But he cannot summon the magic required to let it live. Watching Annie is like being buried alive in balloons. [21 May 1982]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

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Nominated Original Song
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Music (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy