icon Film Profile: Sleepless in Seattle - (1993)
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6.5/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you?"

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  • Director: Nora Ephron
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy,
  • Studio: TriStar Pictures
  • Duration: 120 Mins

Overview:
Nora Ephron, the writer of When Harry Met Sally..., comes up trumps again as co-writer and director of this gloriously old-fashioned and unashamedly manipulative romantic comedy. Tom Hanks, recently widowed, moves to a new home in Seattle where he just grieves and grieves. His young son, concerned over his dad's state of mind, calls a radio phone-in and when Hanks himself goes on air, he pours his heart out. That's storyline one. Storyline two features Meg Ryan, a Baltimore journalist who hears the broadcast, recognises a kindred lonely heart and starts tracking Hanks down. Hanks's son, played by Ross Malinger, becomes their matchmaker, while the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr weepie of 1957, An Affair to Remember, is always on TV and serves as a touchstone, providing the inspiration for the movie's climax at the top of the Empire State Building. For nearly two hours, Ephron keeps her marvellous stars apart, a potentially dangerous tactic that works superbly. In the summer of Jurassic Park, Sleepless in Seattle proved to be a box-office smash; the team subsequently reunited for You've Got Mail in 1998.
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Cast List:
Sam Baldwin : Tom Hanks
Annie Reed : Meg Ryan
Jonah Baldwin : Ross Malinger
Becky : Rosie O'Donnell
Jay : Rob Reiner
Walter : Bill Pullman
Suzy : Rita Wilson
Greg : Victor Garber
Rob : Tom Riis Farrell
Maggie Baldwin : Carey Lowell
Barbara Reed : Le Clanche Du Rand
Cliff Reed : Kevin O'Morrison
Dennis Reed : David Hyde Pierce

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