Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1982 Family
movie starring Carol Burnett, Albert Finney, Ann Reinking
There is a scene where Miss Hannigan is listening to a romance thing on the radio. The man saying "I love you, I love you" is that of John Huston, the director.
The rights for Annie were sold in '78 for $9.5 million: That's more than any other movie!
Aileen Quinn won the Razzie Award for Worst Actress, but she was only 11! How horrible!
The supervising editor, Margaret Booth, was also the original editor for "Camille", the movie that Annie, Grace and Oliver go see at the Radio City Music Hall.
There are many interesting differences between the musical Annie and the movie version. The ending of the play is much different that the movie. Instead of a dramatic chase, the play ends at christmas time at Warbucks' mansion. Warbucks was going to adopt Annie until the Mudge's came along. However, they are found out to be fakes and arrested just in time for christmas and for Warbucks to adopt Annie. Also, the songs "Dumb Dog", "We got Annie", "Let's go to the movies", and the song that Hannigan sings to Warbucks are not from the original stage show. Annie sings "Tomorrow" to Sandy, instead of "Dumb Dog". Instead of "We got Annie", the mansion staff sing a rousing version of "I don't need anything but you". The stage version of "Let's go to the movies" is a song called "N.Y.C", all about Warbucks, Grace and Annie exploring the sights and sounds of New York City. And as for the song between Warbucks and Hannigan, there is no such exchange in the show, as Grace is the one who deals with Hannigan directly. There are many scenes and musical numbers which are not included in the movie version at all. One of which is a scene called "Hooverville" where down-and-out people living under the 59th-Street-Bridge sing an angry yet amusing song about how Herbert Hoover and the depression is the cause of their poverty. It takes place just after Annie sings "Tomorrow" to Sandy, and when she is brought back to Hannigan's orphanage.
Contributed by: Mike Overall
FDR is played by a young(er) Edward Herrmann
, more notable for playing Rory Gilmore's grandfather Richard in "Gilmore Girls"!
One of the dancers is Shawnee Smith
from the "Saw" movies and TV series "Becker".
Contributed by: Anonymous
The little girl asleep at the top of the stairs in "Hard Knock LIfe" was Angela Lee, who was one of the last three girls chosen to play the title role of Annie. The other was Robin Ignico (who played Duffy) and of course, Aileen Quinn.
Contributed by: Evi Dobrila
One of the dancers was played by actress Martika
, who went on to have a hit song with "Martika's Kitchen" and also appeared "Breakin' 2
" in the Disney Channel's "Kids Incorporated".
Contributed by: Max Jansson
One of my absolute favorite female stars Meredith Salenger
has her first role in this movie, she was twelve at the time.
Contributed by: Aaron Peeples
Contributed by: Anonymous
Even though Aileen Quinn's most famous song was 'Tomorrow' her favourite song was actually 'Maybe'.