A Place for Annie

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A Place for Annie
VHS edition (1994)
Genre Drama
Written by Cathleen Young, Lee Guthrie
Directed by John Gray
Starring Sissy Spacek
Mary-Louise Parker
Joan Plowright
Theme music composer Mark Snow
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Marcy Gross
Ann Weston
Producer(s) Diane Walsh
Lee Guthrie (co-producer)
Cathleen Young (co-producer)
Editor(s) Robert Florio
Cinematography Donald M. Morgan
Running time 98 min
Production company(s) Gross-Weston Productions
Signboard Hill Productions
Cannell Entertainment
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release May 1, 1994
Preceded by Breathing Lessons
Followed by The Return of the Native

A Place for Annie is a 1994 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie that stars Sissy Spacek, Mary-Louise Parker and Joan Plowright. Directed by John Gray, the first presentation aired on the ABC network on May 1, 1994.


Newborn baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent the girl from being deported to a home where she will wait to die, nurse Susan decides to take care of Annie at her own home. One year later she plans to adopt the child but suddenly Annie's mother reappears and demands her back. Under the law, Susan, as just the foster-mother, has no claim to the child.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie gave the film three out of five stars and described it as a "touching drama".[1]

Entertainment Weekly gave a favorable review and stated "There are a few crucial twists in this TV movie that don't bear giving away. You'll probably cry, but you won't feel manipulated. A Place for Annie is the kind of melodrama that gives tear-jerking a good name."[2]

People Magazine awarded the film an A- grade and stated "You'll need sponges to watch this simple, affecting film. Tissues just ain't going to do it."[3]


  1. ^ "A Place for Annie (1994) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. ^ Ken Tucker (1994-04-29). "A Place for Annie Review | TV Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  3. ^ Hiltbrand, David (1994-05-02). "Picks and Pans Review: A Place for Annie". People.com. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 

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