Annie movie is an American musical comedy movie. Recently the musical comedy movie Annie cast 1982 celebrated the 40th anniversary of its release in 2022. Moreover, we are going to discuss about Annie Cast 1982 here, what are they doing now and everything we know so far.
Since the release of the original Annie movie, month of May has marked the 40th anniversary of the movie.
Annie film was released in 1982 and it was based on the Broadway musical of the same name and it was itself inspired by the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. It was made by Horald Gray.
What is the Plotline of Annie Movie 1982?
Annie movie tells the story of red headed orphan named Annie and she is invited to stay with billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Later on the trouble ensues as she attempts to find her biological parent.
The film was directed by John Huston and led by child actress Aileen Quinn who was unknown to viewers at that time. And then she joined the musical faces for the musical hit.
Check out the trailer of Annie movie in given below video and by watching this video you will get a precise idea about this movie. Therefore it will become easy for you to decide whether to watch this movie or not.
What is Annie Cast 1982?
Check out the list of Annie cast 1982 along with their characters below –
- Aileen Quinnas Annie Bennett Warbucks, a 10-year-old orphan girl. Quinn was chosen out of the 8,000 girls who auditioned for the part.
- Albert Finneyas Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks,
- Carol Burnettas Miss Agatha “Aggy” Hannigan,
- Ann Reinkingas Grace Farrell, personal secretary to Mr. Warbucks, who decides to take Annie in
- Tim Curryas Daniel Francis “Rooster” Hannigan, Aggy’s con-artist younger brother
- Bernadette Petersas Lily St. Regis, petty thief and co-conspirator girlfriend of Rooster
- Edward Herrmannas Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, usually portrayed in a wheelchair
- Lois de Banzie as Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States
- Geoffrey Holder as Punjab, Warbucks’s turban-donning bodyguard, named for Pakistan’s and India’s Punjab province and/or Punjabi culture
- Roger Minami as The Asp,
- Toni Ann Gisondi as Molly, a fellow orphan who acts as Annie’s surrogate younger sister
- Rosanne Sorrentino as Pepper, a 14-year-old fellow orphan who commands others
- Lara Berk as Tessie,
- April Lerman as Kate
- Robin Ignicoas Duffy, a fellow orphan who is Pepper’s best friend
- Lucie Stewart as July, a fellow orphan who rarely speaks
- Peter Marshallas Bert Healy, a radio show host
- Larry Hankinas the pound man
- Irving Metzman as Mr. Bundles,
- Ken Swoffordas Weasel,
- M. Hobson as Drake, Warbucks’s head butler who hides his allergy to dogs.
- Colleen Zenk, Mavis Ray, and Pamela Blair as Cecile, Mrs. Greer and Annette, Warbucks’s maids
- Lu Leonardas Mrs. Pugh, Warbucks’s maid and cook
- Victor Griffin as Saunders, one of Warbucks’s servants
- Angela Lee, Martika, Amanda Peterson, and Shawnee Smith as orphans/backup dancers
- Martha as Herself
- Meg as Herself
- The Rockettes as Themselves (uncredited)
What Are the Reviews for Annie Movie 1982?
Annie has garnered mixed reviews after it’s release and the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has given the Annie Movie 49% of ratings which is based on 35 reviews with an average rating of 5.4 out of 10. The website gave statement as –
“John Huston proves an odd choice to direct, miring Annie in a sluggish, stagebound mess of an adaptation, but the kids are cute and the songs are memorable.”
Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of 4 and gave statement that Annie was
“so rigorously machine-made, so relentlessly formula” that the film “is not about anything” despite its series of scenarios, but nonetheless “I sort of enjoyed the movie. I enjoyed the energy that was visible on the screen, and the sumptuousness of the production numbers, and the good humor of several of the performances — especially those by Albert Finney, as Daddy Warbucks, and Carol Burnett, as the wicked orphanage supervisor, Miss Hannigan. Aileen Quinn sort of grew on me, too.”
The New York Times’s Vincent Canby wrote that –
“‘Annie’ is far from a great film but, like the Music Hall in the good old days, it is immaculately maintained and almost knocks itself out trying to give the audience its money’s worth. They don’t build movies like this anymore.”