In 1982, John Huston directed a film version of Annie, which made a goodly number of changes to the play: comic strip characters Punjab and Asp are supporting players, Sandy gets more screentime, songs are added and dropped, and the climax is peril-filled. Annie was played by Aileen Quinn, heading up an All-Star Cast of adult players.
This film has examples of:
Anachronism Stew: That helicopter is quite advanced for 1933. Considering Warbucks calls it an "auto-copter" and describes it as though it's a new invention, it's possibly meant to be some kind of Diesel Punk device. Perhaps his car phone (!) is a similar deal. One wonder what World War II will look like in the Annie Verse.
Berserk Button: After Annie tears up the check, Rooster loses it and chases her with the intention of killing her.
Blatant Lies: When Miss Hannigan tries to come up with a reason that Grace shouldn't want to take Annie all she can come up with is "She's a drunk."
Borrowed Catchphrase: Warbucks says "Leapin' lizards!" when he finds out Annie's "parents" are con-artists.
British Stuffiness: Warbucks is initally stuffy in every version, but only in this version is he played by a British actor. The film attempts to explain it by saying that he was born in Liverpool, though his accent is no more Liverpudlian than it is American.
Death by Adaptation: In the stage version, Annie's parents had merely "passed away" years ago; the film includes a revelation that they were killed in a fire. (This lets Rooster and Lily's deception be more convincing, because Miss Hannigan is able to supply them with the other half of Annie's locket, which has been in the orphanage's keeping all along. It also means that once Annie finds out, she has no more reason not to stay with Warbucks.)
"She may be a rotten little orphan, but I'm not gonna let you kill her!
Happy Dance: "We Got Annie". Grace has already seen how mean Miss Hannigan is, so after she sends Warbucks off to seal the adoption deal, knowing that it's a lock, she and the staff celebrate.
Heel-Face Turn: Miss Hannigan, but only in this version. To the confusion of many a kid viewer, she's rewarded when the romantic loose ends are tied up. In the stage musical and in the 1999 film, she remains evil and is sent to jail along with Rooster and Lily.
Annie: Cut it out! I mean it! Do you want Miss Hannigan to come in here?! Go back to bed! (turns to Pepper) Now! Or you'll have me to deal with!
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Pepper, she's mean to Molly and threatens her on a few occasions, but when all the orphans are locked in a closet by Miss Hannigan, she's the one who helps them find a way out.
Judo Chop: Punjab inflicts it twice on a PA at Bert Healy's radio show when he tries to shush Annie, and then (having learned nothing) Warbucks himself.