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Goofs from Annie (1982)

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  • During the last musical number, in a tap dance on the stairs, the tap sounds do not sync with shoes.
  • Grace's shoes are different before "We Got Annie".
  • The film features Camille (1936), with a 1982 logo. Shirley Temple, an unknown until 1934, is mentioned in the same scene.
  • When Punjab levitates the model airplane, cables are attached to the wingtips.
  • During "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile", when an orphan climbs down the chest of drawers, she sings "and not from head to toe", but her mouth doesn't say "toe".
  • A model of a German Stukka dive bomber (Junkers JU87) is in Oliver Warbucks' office. Germany didn't even fly the prototype of that aircraft secretly until 1935.
  • Annie wears Keds shoes, which have been around since 1916.
  • During "Sign", Miss Hannigan's bathroom contains several large bottles of her bathtub gin, and she even drinks from one. The bottles are 16 oz. Sheaffer Skrip "master" ink bottles, which got their distinctive shape (similar to the CN Tower) in the 1950s. In the 1930s, Skrip master ink bottles were cylindrical, with grooves running around the top a bottom quarter.
  • When the orphans are locked in the closet and Pepper tries to get out through the ceiling, the girls are still on the floor talking to each other. When they're visible, none of them are talking.
  • During "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile", one orphan uses a liquor bottle as a microphone, then throws it over her shoulder. It falls to the floor, but doesn't shatter. Polyethylene, used to make most plastic bottles, was invented in 1933, and couldn't be produced in mass quantities until 1936.
  • The helicopter flies past the 1982 New York City skyline.
  • When Miss Hannigan dances toward Rooster, his voice says one thing, but his mouth says something completely different.
  • During "Little Girls", as Miss Hannigan shoos the orphans out of the room and the camera zooms in on her, the shadow of the boom mic coming closer is visible. In widescreen, a crew member's arm is visible, for a split second, on the right side of the screen.
  • Molly plays with Annie's locket, and Annie puts her arms around her so that Molly's hand is underneath. In the next shot Molly's arm is over Annie's.
  • Annie escapes, and a police officer brings her back. When the officer rings the doorbell with his nightstick, it slips off the doorbell and hits the wall, but the bell rings anyway.
  • During "Let's Go to the Movies" after Annie tap dances behind the curtain, Grace comes out and they continue dancing. As the camera circles around, a crew member is reflected in the vanity mirror behind them.
  • When Daddy Warbucks removes Annie's head gear after they arrive in the gyrocopter to meet FDR, Annie is wearing a very obvious wig.
  • During "We Got Annie," the maid's overly large, very generalized movements show that she is clearly pretending to play the piano.
  • Daddy Warbucks writes a check to "Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mudge" in block letters. When the check is shown in Mrs. Mudge's hand, it's written in cursive.
  • The beginning shows the Manhattan skyline. The Empire State Building has floodlights illuminating the top of the building. The floodlights were added in 1964.
  • During "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here," two maids set the table, presumably for Mr. Warbucks. One maid knocks over the carefully placed glasses.
  • In distant shots of the bridge chase, Annie is obviously an adult stunt double.
  • When Annie approaches the balcony during "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", she is reflected in the safety glass across the balcony, and its edge is visible on the left. The glass vanishes in the following shot, when she receives the flowers.
  • Miss Hannigan drinks alcohol during During "Little Girls." The movie is set in 1933, when alcohol was still banned in the US. However, it was very common for people to make their own alcohol, often in a bathtub. Later during "Sign", Warbucks refers to "bathtub gin" and Hannigan ends the song after being backed into a full bathtub. She splashes Warbucks in the face with the liquid from the tub. Warbucks wipes his hand down his cheek, licks his fingers, and makes a face, indicating that the bathtub is full of homemade alcohol.
  • The "Questionaire for Annie's parents" misspells word 'questionnaire.'
  • A gyrocopter cannot hover or even slow down below 25 miles per hour. Like a normal airplane, it must maintain forward motion to keep the rotor spinning and stay in the air. It would be impossible for it to slow down it enough for someone to grab a rope ladder.
  • During the final musical number, two unicycles circle Daddy Warbucks and Annie. When the shot cuts to another angle, a unicycle should be visible, but isn't.
  • When Mr. Warbucks dates the check written out to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mudge, it is dated July 1933. Earlier in the film, he saw Camille (1936), released in 1936, with Annie and Grace.
  • In the run-up to "It's a Hard Knock Life" the orphans bother Miss Hannigan by singing in their beds. Miss Hannigan comes into the dormitory, says if they're singing they must not be sleepy, and puts them to work in the middle of the night. Within minutes, the sun shines through the window. It's creative editing; the girls have been working all night and the film jumps several hours ahead.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt says Theodore Roosevelt is his uncle. FDR's wife, Eleanor, was Teddy Roosevelt's niece. Eleanor's father, Elliot, was Teddy's younger brother.
  • When Punjab moves a vase of flowers Annie say 'Wow!' but her lips don't move.
  • When Annie accidentally breaks Oliver Warbucks' knee, Punjab places him on the couch, and the sole of Warbucks' shoe is worn out at the toe. A billionaire can wear whatever shoes he desires.
  • Annie is not rescued in a gyro-copter at the end of the film. Throughout the film, Oliver Warbucks clearly referred to it as an auto-copter, and called it a vehicle of his own design. The movie is set around 1933, and modern helicopters were first flown until 1936. Warbucks, a fictional character, invented a fictional device.
  • When Annie is in trouble on the bridge, Daddy Warbucks and Punjab communicate with car and auto-copter phones. The first commercial radio wave car phone was available in 1946, in Chicago. This, however, is a fictional film in which artistic license has been taken.

Spoilers

  • On the B&O Bridge, one of Annie's shoes falls off while she is dangling. In the next shot, she is wearing two shoes.
  • Before Annie and Rooster reach the top of the B&O Bridge, Rooster grabs at one of Annie's legs, but misses. Annie stops climbing for a second, with both of her feet on the top step at the top of the screen. In the wide shot she is climbing again, with her feet on different steps.
  • When Rooster knocks out Miss Hannigan before the bridge climb, the punch connects before he hits her.
  • At the end, the orphans' balloons disappear and re-appear between shots.
  • Miss Hannigan falls for Rooster and Lily's ruse, then reveals that Annie's parents died in a fire. She fell for Rooster and Lily's disguises, not their story. She expressed disbelief that they claimed to be Annie's dead parents.
  • When Rooster vows to kill Annie for ripping up the check, Miss Hannigan has a sudden change of heart. Though she has just committed a kidnapping, which is a serious enough crime, it is obvious that Miss Hannigan, whose brother seduced her with the promise of money, has realized she is not a murderer and does not want to be a witness to it either.
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