Annie

Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas. The plucky orphan worms her way into the hearts of the staff and Mr. Warbucks and even the president of the United States! Even though Mr. Warbucks wants to adopt her, she is still looking for her real parents who left a locket with her when they dropped her off at the orphanage. Miss Hannigan's brother and his sleazy girlfriend pose as Annie's parents to gather the reward that Warbucks has offered to Annie's real parents.
Director(s): Rob Marshall
Production: Disney-ABC Domestic Television
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
UNRATED
Year:
1999
90 min
8,009 Views

[Girl #1]

Mama! Mommy!

[Girl #2]

Shut her up so I can sleep.

Molly, wake up and shut up.

- Leave Molly alone.

- You wanna make something out of it?

- Come on,July, beat her up.

- Get her, Pepper!

- [Shouting]

- Stop it!

[Shouting Continues]

Lay offJuly! If Hannigan wakes up,

she'll get sore.

It's okay, Molly.

You were just having another nightmare.

I want my mommy

and daddy.

Uh, Molly, we ain't got

mommies and daddies.

And we ain't ever gonna have 'em.

That's why we're called orphans.

I'm not an orphan!

My parents are alive,

and they're comin' to get me someday.

Yeah, and Annie's got

a note that proves it.

[Molly]

Will you read it to me, Annie?

- Please?

- Brother, here we go again.

"Please take good care of

our little darling. Her name is Annie.

- She was born..."

- Was born on October 28.

[Together]

We will be back to get her soon.

We have left half of a silver locket

around her neck...

and kept the other half,

so that when we come back

for her, you will know...

that she's our baby!

Do you wanna sleep with y! Our teeth

inside your mouth or out?

Now get to sleep!

I know these don't mean anything to you,

but they're everything to me.

They're proof I got parents.

Do you really think

they're out there, Annie?

Yep.

And I'm gonna

meet 'em someday.

# Maybe far away #

# Or maybe real nearby #

# He may be pouring

her coffee #

# She may be straightening

his tie #

# Maybe in a house #

#All hidden by a hill #

# She's sittin'

playin' piano #

# He's sittin'

payin' a bill #

# Betcha they're young

Betcha they're smart #

# Bet they collect things

like ashtrays and art #

# Betcha they're good

Why shouldn't they be #

#Their one mistake #

#Was giving up me #

# So maybe now it's time #

#And maybe when I wake #

#They'll be there

calling me baby #

# Maybe #

# Betcha he reads

Betcha she sews #

# Maybe she's made me

a closet of clothes #

# Maybe they're strict

as straight as a line #

# Don't really care #

#As long as they're mine #

# So maybe now this prayer's #

#The last one of its kind #

#Won't you please

come get your baby #

# Maybe ##

[ Clock Chiming]

- Now what?

- If my folks haven't found me,

I'm gonna find them.

- Again?

- Pepper, watch out for Molly!

- But what if Miss Hannigan catches you?

- She won't.

[Creaking]

Boo. Trying to make

a break... again.

- What the heck are you doing?

- Aren't you gonna

beat the tar out of me?

Have I ever hit any of ya?

No, but you've threatened.

That's worse.

I know.

[Laughing]

Kid, if any of you think

it's bad in here, it's lousy out there.

I'm doin' you a favor

by not lettin' you go.

- What do you say?

- I love you, Miss Hannigan.

- I can't hear ya!

- I love you, Miss Hannigan!

- Rotten orphan.

- I'm not an orphan!

My parents left me with a note

saying they'd come back for me.

[Laughing]

That was 1922.

This is 1933.

You're an orphan.

[Blowing Whistle]

- Rise and shine! Rise and shine!

- [Girls Moaning]

But it's in the middle

of the night.

Don't you think I know that?

Annie here tried to run away... again.

So as a little

welcome home party,

you're all gonna clean this dump

till it shines like the top

of the Chrysler Building.

- What do you say?

- [Together]

We love you, Miss Hannigan.

And I love you.

Now, scrub these floors.

Strip them beds for the laundry man.

Get to work!

Now!

[Together]

# It's the hard-knock life for us #

# It's a hard-knock life

for us #

- # Instead of treated #

- #We get tricked #

- # Instead of kisses #

- #We get kicked #

# It's the hard-knock life #

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Irene Mecchi

Irene Mecchi is an American writer for television, movies, newspapers, and Broadway. Originally from San Francisco, she started her work with Disney in March 1992, when she wrote Recycle Rex, an animated short film which won the 1994 Environmental Media Award. Irene has worked on Herb Caen's books, and is the co-screenwriter of Disney animated movies such as The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules. With co-author Roger Allers, she received a 1998 Tony nomination for writing the book for The Lion King. Irene wrote the teleplay for Annie, which aired on ABC in 1999. more…

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