Sleepless in Seattle script
Synopsis: After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah (Ross Mallinger). When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his father, Sam grudgingly gets on the line to discuss his feelings. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a reporter in Baltimore, hears Sam speak and falls for him, even though she is engaged. Unsure where it will lead, she writes Sam a letter asking him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine's Day.

She smacks herself in the head.

CUT TO:

O'HARE AIRPORT - DAY

The X where walkway K crosses with walkway L. Coming

down walkway K are Sam, Jonah, Suzy, Greg, their son

MACK, and several other friends.

And coming down walkway L is Annie with Laurie and a

couple of FRIENDS from the paper, JUDITH and DIANE.

They pass each other going in diagonal directions and

continue on.

We stay with Sam's group:

JONAH:

(to Mack)

Dad says I'm going to get used

to it, but I don't think you

can ever get used to a

designated hitter.

overlap:

SUZY:

(to Sam)

Eventually, in a few months,

you'll start seeing women,

you'll meet someone.

SAM:

Move on. Right. That's what

I'm going to do. In a few

months, boom, I'll be fine,

I'll just grow a new heart.

SUZY:

I'm sorry --

GREG:

Sam, she didn't mean --

Sam is shaking his head no as they reach the gate for

the Seattle plane.

SAM:

I know, I know.

(emphatic)

Look, it doesn't happen twice.

CUT TO:

Annie's group, as they approach the gate for the

Baltimore plane.

ANNIE:

I'm going to meet someone,

someone nice and stable who

wears a hat so he won't catch a

cold, and I'm going to marry

him and have three children

and live happily ever after.

I mean, I am not cut out for this

--

DIANE:

For what?

ANNIE:

For life as we know it.

LAURIE:

Just make sure he isn't fat

like my Michael or you'll spend

your whole life worrying he's

going to drop dead.

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Jeff Arch

Arch graduated in 1972 from the Harrisburg Academy. From 1972 to 1976 he studied Theater and Filmproduction at Emerson College in Boston, where he later had a production company. He established a friendship with cinematographer Conrad Hall, who was very influential in his life. more…

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