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Sleepless in Seattle [1993] (1 disc)

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Director:Nora Ephron
Writer:David S. Ward
Jeff Arch
Nora Ephron
Composer:Marc Shaiman
Length:105 minutes
(1 hour 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
Sorting Tub:Foxtrot
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:71%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Classifications:
  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • Family
  • Drama
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Synopsis: A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.


Reaction: Charming and well told.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Nora Ephron => Director / Writer
David S. Ward => Writer
Jeff Arch => Writer
Marc Shaiman => Composer
Bill Pullman => Walter
Calvin Trillin => Uncle Milton
Carey Lowell => Maggie Baldwin
Caroline Aaron => Dr. Marcia Fieldstone
David Hyde Pierce => Dennis Reed
Frances Conroy => Irene Reed
Gaby Hoffmann => Jessica
Kevin O'Morrison => Cliff Reed
LaTanya Richardson => Harriet
Le Clanché du Rand => Barbara Reed
Linda Wallem => Loretta
Meg Ryan => Annie Reed
Michael Badalucco => New York Taxi Dispatcher (as Mike Badalucco)
Rita Wilson => Suzy
Rob Reiner => Jay
Rosie O'Donnell => Becky
Ross Malinger => Jonah Baldwin
Tom Hanks => Sam Baldwin
Tom McGowan => Keith
Tom Riis Farrell => Rob
Tom Tammi => Harold Reed
Valerie Wright => Betsy Reed
Victor Garber => Greg

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The scene between Tom Hanks and Victor Garber crying over the movie The Dirty Dozen was completely improvised during the take.
  • Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks only share approximately two minutes screen time together.
  • The role of Annie was originally offered to Julia Roberts, who turned it down. Kim Basinger was also offered the role in the early script process, but turned it down because she thought the premise was ridiculous. After Michelle Pfeiffer, [?] Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jodie Foster declined as well, Meg Ryan landed the role.
  • A pre-Seinfeld reference to the real-life "Soup Nazi": A male journalist is speaking as Meg Ryan enters an office at her newspaper, saying, "...he's the meanest guy in the world, but he makes the best soup you've ever eaten."
  • This film's director (Nora Ephron) wrote When Harry Met Sally..., which also starred Meg Ryan and was directed by Rob Reiner, who appears in Sleepless in Seattle.
  • Parker Posey was originally cast in the movie but later cut. She appeared with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks years later in You've Got Mail. Dennis Quaid was considered for the male lead. Jason Schwartzman auditioned for the role of Jonah Baldwin
  • The silhouette of the couple on the box of chocolates in a shop window outside Annie's house is, in fact, a silhouette of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
  • The second of three films that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have made together.
  • Garry Marshall was originally slated to direct the film. He is the brother of actor/director Penny Marshall, who directed Tom Hanks in Big and A League of Their Own. She is the ex-wife of Rob Reiner, who plays Jay in the film.
  • David Hyde Pierce, Victor Garber, Rita Wilson and Tom McGowan have all starred in [Frasier] which is also set in Seattle
  • Director Cameo - Nora Ephron: When Meg Ryan's character is in the kitchen in the middle of the night listening to the 'best of' radio callers, the caller 'Disappointed in Denver' is voiced by Ephron.