Annie

Synopsis: 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.
Year:
1982
412 Views


Annie Script

Scene 1

Molly:
Annie. Annie I can't sleep.

Pepper:
Shut up! How am I supposed to get any sleep around here?

Sally:
She cries all the time

Duffy:
And she wets the bed.

Molly:
I do not!

Pepper:
What are you doing in our dorm? You should be in the baby room.

Annie:
She's ok you guys. You can stay here with me Molly.

Molly:
I couldn't sleep Annie.

Annie:
When I can't sleep. I think of my folks

Molly (looking at Annie's locket) You're the only one who has folks here. Mine are dead.

Annie:
I think of what they're like and how some day soon they're going to come and get me.

Song Maybe.

Scene 2

Miss Hanagen enters

Miss H:
Did I hear singing? Who's happy? Well?

Orphans:
We love you Miss Hanagen

Miss H:
Sure. Well if you're so wide awake you can get up. Get outta bed and clean up this place. This room had better

be regulation before breakfast my little pig dropping or kill kill kill!

Annie:
But it's the middle of the night.

Miss H (imitating Annie) But it's the middle of the night. And if this room don't shine like the top of the Chrysler

building your backside will understand?

Orphans:
Yes Miss Hanagen.

Miss H:
What do you say Annie?

Annie:
I love you Miss Hanagen

Miss H:
Why anybody would wanna be an orphan is beyond me.

Molly kicks Miss Hanagen's foot.

Song­Its a Hard Knock Life.

Scene 3

Annie jumps in laundry basket

Annie:
Cover me up good

Duffy:
All you ever do is run away

Sally:
Oh my goodness oh my goodness

Pepper:
You're gonna get us into trouble

Nell:
I'm gonna tell

Miss H entering

Miss H:
What are you all standing around for? There's the kitchen and the bathroom to clean before lunch and if you

skip the corners there will be no lunch. And we're not having hot mush today.

Orphans:
Yay

Miss H:
we're having cold mush

Orphans:
OOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhh

Miss H:
What?

Orphans:
We love you Miss Hanagen

Miss H:
Where's Annie:

Molly:
She had to go bathroom

Miss H:
(imitating Molly) She had to go bathroom

Mr bundles enters. Miss Hanagan tries to look pretty.

Mr B:
It's heavy today.

Miss H:
It shouldn't be

(orphans try to warn Mr Bundles not to give them away)

Mr Bundles:
You sure look pretty today Miss Hanagan

Miss H:
Oh Mr Bundles thank you. I will be right here when you get back

Orphans:
oooooooohhhhhhhhhh

Scene 4

Annie gets out of the basket and happily walks along loving her freedom when she sees a group of naughty children

chasing a dog with tin cans tied to it's tail. She runs after them.

Annie:
Beat it kids what did he ever do to you?

She punches one and they all leave.

Annie:
You're ok now you dumb dog.

Song Dumb dog.

Dog catcher drives down the street and tries to take the dog.

Annie:
Hey Mister that's my dog!

Dog Catcher:
Oh yeah/ Where's his collar, his lead, his registration?

Annie:
I left them home by mistake. Please don't take him to the pound. My father's blind and this dog leads him to

work. If he can't get to work we'll all starve sir.

Dog catcher:
What's his name?

Annie:
My father's name?

Dog Catcher:
The dog's name

Annie:
Oh the dogs name? Well..his name is ...Sandy. Right Sandy.

Dog Catcher:
Call him

Annie:
Call him.

Dog Catcher:
That's right go over there and call him.

(Annie moves a few metres)

Annie; Sandy

Dog doesn't move

Annie:
Come on boy, Sandy, Sandy, Sandy

Dog comes

Annie:
Good boy

Dog Catcher:
You got yourself a dog kid. Go home and get his leash

Annie:
I will sir

Police man takes her by the ear back to orphanage

Miss H:
(gruff voice) Annie!

Police:
Look who I found

Miss H:
(softer for policeman’s benefit) Oh Annie I was so worried.

Policeman; I knew you would be­a big hearted woman like you

Miss H:
How can I ever repay you?

Pepper:
Kissy, Kissy, kissy

Miss H:
Kill kill kill

Scene 5

Orphans are very excited to meet Sandy

Orphans:
Ooooohhhhhh

Molly:
What's his name Annie;

Annie:
Guess?

Molly:
Fiffi

Pepper:
This muts no Fiffi

Song­ Sandy

Duffy:
She's coming. Quick

They try to hide Sandy under laundry

Miss H approaching Annie

Annie:
I love you Miss Hanagen

Miss H; And you will love the paddle closet Annie And this (Grabbing Sandy) Will love the sausage factory

Orphans:
Oooooohhhh

Miss H:
What?

Orphans; We love you Miss Hanagen

Miss H:
Shut up!

Scene 6

Grace:
Miss Hanagen I'm Grace Farrell. The New York Board of orphans sent me.

Miss h; Well My goodness, wont you come in. Welcome to our happy home.

She pretends to be nice to orphans

Miss h:
What did you say your name was/

Grace; Grace

Miss H:
Aptly named

G:
I'm here to inquire about an orphan

H:
Look Grace I can explain the whole thing. You see...what happened...she escaped in the laundry and I know I

should have called Mr Donatelly but I saw red so I called the cops instead. Anyway she's back and she's fine. No harm

done huh?

G:
Miss Hanagen what ever are you talking about/

H:
Wait a minute honey are you peddling beauty products? Coz clearly I don't need no beauty products

G:
I'm the private secretary of Mr Oliver Warbucks

H:
Oliver Warbucks the millionaire?

G:
Oliver Warbucks the billionaire

H:
My Lord

G:
Mr Warbucks would like to invite an orphan to spend a week with him

H:
Isn't that nice. What sort of orphan did he have in mind?

Annie sticks her head in through the door

G:
Well friendly, intelligent

Annie:
(whispering) Spells out M­I­S­S­I­S­S­I­P­P­I

G:
And happy

Annie laughs out loud. Miss H, slams door.

H:
How old?

G:
Age doesn't really matter..7

(Annie raises her hand until right age guessed)

H:
7

G:
8

H:
8

G:
9

H:
9

G:
10 (Annie makes stop gesture) 10 is perfect Oh I almost forgot. Mr Warbucks prefers red headed children.

H:
10 year old red head, No, sorry. Aint got it!

G:
What about this child?

H:
Annie? You don't want Annie

G:
Why not?

H:
She's a drunk!

G:
Fiddle sticks! Annie, how would you like to spend a week with Mr Warbucks in his house?

Annie:
Oh boy1 I would love that!

H:
Slow down, hold on. You can have any child you want in the whole orphanage except Annie

G:
Why?

H:
Because she's go it coming to her and I don't mean a week in the lap of luxury. This brat's got to learn her place!

G:
Her place!

H:
And Annie's entirely too cheeky.

G:
Well Mt Warbucks loves cheeky orphans.

H:
Tough

G:
I assume your objection is something to do with Mr Donatelly and the board of New York Orphans?

H:
Don't assume nothin sweetheart.

G:
Well Mr Warbucks and Mr Donatelly are like that

H:
Is that a fact?

G:
Yes and he was at the house just the other day and he was saying how many people he had lined up for your job

H:
Is that a fact?

G:
Yes that's a fact. It's an awful time to be out of work isn't it Miss Hanagen?

H:
It's terrible

A:
Leapin Lizards!

Miss H (imitating Annie) Leaping Lizards

Annie:
Come on Sandy. This is my dog. He's real nice and he almost never jumps up on people.

Sandy jumps up on Grace

G:
He's a really sweet dog Annie but I'm not sure Mr Warbucks would approve.

Annie:
Then I can't go

G:
What

Annie:
She said she would take him to the sausage factory

H:
I'm not a sucker for dogs

G:
We'll take the dog!

Annie:
Oh boy!

Scene 7

At the mansion

Annie is awestruck

Grace:
I have an announcement to make everyone. This is Annie and she'll be staying with us for a week and this is

her dog Sandy.

Annie:
And he'll be staying with me

Servant:
May I take your sweater?

Annie:
Will I get it back?

Servant:
Of course dear.

Grace:
Now Annie, what would you like to do first?

Annie (looking around) The windows, then the floors. That way if I drip...

Grace:
No Annie you don't understand. You wont have to do any cleaning while you're with us

Annie:
I wont? How am I gonna earn my keep?

Grace:
You're our guest Annie.

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