Synopsis: Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Will Gluck
Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min


"So, even though he wanted

to do a lot as President,

"he died of pneumonia

after only 32 days.

"So, we can all learn

from William Henry Harrison

"to wear our coats

and wash our hands,

"so we have

better immune systems.

"The end."

Good job, Annie.

Okay, Annie B.,

your turn.

You sure there's time?

I don't wanna keep

anyone from vacation.

Just get up here.

- Where's your essay?

- Up here.

And it's more of

a performance piece.

Here we go.

My president is

Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

He was elected in 1932,

when almost everyone was poor.

So, pretty much just like now,

but without the Internet.

Everyone except the front

row, you be the poor people.

You're hungry and mad. So,

growl and stomp your feet.

Grr! Grr-grr!

Grr! Grr-grr!

Front row, good news,

you're the rich people.

Laugh and clap like you're

better than everybody.

Ha-ha! Ha-ha-ha!

Ha-ha! Ha-ha-ha!

But FDR didn't like it that everyone

was poor, so, he gave them all jobs.

He called it the New Deal.

Work hard, and you get rich.

So, when I tap you, you're rich.

He had people build

roads and got paid.

Cut down trees and got paid.

Made it easy to buy a house,

go to college.

Soon, the whole country

was happy.

But don't worry, rich people.

You're still better than everyone

because you get even richer!

Good job, Annie.

Have a good vacation, everyone!

- You gonna make it in time?

- I always do.

We'll cover for you.

Good luck.

Luck's for suckers.




It's the hard-knock

life for us

It's the hard-knock

life for us

Excuse me!

Do you have any time left?

I have about 10 minutes.

- I'll return it for you.

- Really?



Stand clear

of the closing doors, please.

I think I'm gonna like it

I'm sure I'm gonna like it

I think I'm gonna like it

I'm sure I'm gonna like it

I think

I'm gonna like it here

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six,

five, four, three, two, one.

Light it up!

How many of you guys want

some free Stacks phones, huh?

I can't hear you!

Any reservations for Bennett?

Honey, I told you.

If anyone I think could even

remotely be your parents walk in,

I'm gonna let you know.

And I mean remotely.

Name's Bennett, Senate,

Pomegranate, black, white, other.

I'll let you know.

- I'm guessing you're gonna wait anyway.

- Yep.

Get your free Stacks phone.

Never drop a call.

Thanks, thanks. Cool.

Free Stacks phone. Okay?

Thank you.

Thank you.

All right.

And there we are, ma'am. Free Stacks phone.

Never drop a call.

I'm totally gonna vote

for you for mayor now.

Yeah, well, you know what?

This isn't a campaign event.

But I would totally love that.

- Oh!

- Mmm-mmm! Mmm-mmm!

Okay, that's it.

We're done. Thanks.

Hose me down.

I feel like I'm on fire.


You should clean your tongue.

You kissed a few babies.

You don't want to catch colic.

- You know what? You're right.

- Oh! Will!

You shake 500 hands, and you

tell me how you feel, huh?

Feel like a zookeeper.

- Marry me, Will!

- Okay, sure.


It's okay. I just

come for the cannoli.

I'll see you next Friday?

You know it.

Hey, girl.

How'd it go?

- Nah.

- Eh.

- Can I?

- Sure.

As long as you

give those to my lady.



I said freeze, you little rat.

I know you heard me.

Get over here.

These are from Lou.

They look like they're from Lou.

I'll tell him you loved them.

You think the world wants

a smart-mouthed little girl?

No, they don't,

or you wouldn't be here.

And the only reason you are here

is because I get $157

a week from the state.

Which, believe me,

Rate this script:(3.14 / 7 votes)

Will Gluck

Will Gluck is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, songwriter, and composer. more…

All Will Gluck scripts | Will Gluck Scripts

(0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Annie" STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 31 Jan. 2023. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer


    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.