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Rewind ArchiveThere 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.
Rewind ArchiveThe rights for Annie were sold in '78 for $9.5 million: That's more than any other movie!
Rewind ArchiveAileen Quinn won the Razzie Award for Worst Actress, but she was only 11! How horrible!
Rewind ArchiveThe 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.
Thanks to DeeThere 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.
Thanks to Mike OverallFDR is played by a young(er) Edward Herrmann, more notable for playing Rory Gilmore's grandfather Richard in "Gilmore Girls"!
Thanks to RobinOne of the dancers is Shawnee Smith from the "Saw" movies and TV series "Becker".
Thanks to AnonymousThe 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.
Thanks to Evi DobrilaOne 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".
Thanks to Max JanssonOne of my absolute favorite female stars Meredith Salenger has her first role in this movie, she was twelve at the time.
Thanks to Aaron PeeplesThe orphan, Cindy, who sings, "Rover! Why not think it over?!" is a young Amanda Peterson, who went on to star opposite Patrick Dempsey in "Can't Buy Me Love."
Thanks to AnonymousEven though Aileen Quinn's most famous song was 'Tomorrow' her favourite song was actually 'Maybe'.
Thanks to KimThe character Punjab, one of Warbucks guards is not in the musical. Also, in the movie, hard knock life speed is much faster than the musical version.
There is also a junior version of the musical version. It has many cuts and the songs are in a lower octave. Pretty much all songs have verses that are cut
examples: The boylan sisters are not in the junior version. The song easy street begins with "it aint fair". The last line before NYC is warbucks saying "Come on we gotta get to the (I think theater) before the prices change" and the song begins with "NYC the shimmer of time square". In the song "I think I'm gonna like it here" the verse about the swimming pool, and tennis court is cut. Also no scenes, characters, or songs about hooverville are part of the junior.
certain lines in the song " I think I'm gonna like it here" are slightly different in the movie and musical: for example
In the movie: Cecile says "blue is your best color, no red I think" in the musical the line is "green is her best color, no blue I think"
and in the movie Mrs Greer says the line " Salt, not bubbles I think" in the musical the line is "Soap, no bubbles I think"
(Currently that's all I can think of)
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Annie".
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