Sleepless in Seattle

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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: TriStar Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
72
Rotten Tomatoes:
71%
PG
Year:
1993
105 min
814 Views


He stops, realizing that everyone in the room is staring

at him. Quickly they pretend they weren't paying

attention. Someone whispers something to a client.

SAM:

(continued)

Don't mind him. He's the guy

who just lost his wife.

(beat)

What I really think is we need

a change.

ROB:

Good idea. Take a few weeks

off, get some sun, take Jonah

fishing --

SAM:

(shaking his head no)

A real change. New city.

Someplace where every time I go

around a corner I don't think

of Maggie.

And hold on Sam for a moment and--

DISSOLVE:

EXT. WRIGLEY FIELD - DAY

Sam, Jonah and Maggie walking toward the field. It's a

gorgeous day for a game. They high-five each other.

ROB (V.O.)

Where you going to go?

And cut back to:

INT. SAM'S OFFICE - DAY

As Sam snaps out of it.

SAM:

I was thinking about Seattle.

INT. CHICAGO TRIBUNE - DAY

The Living Section of the paper. Annie is blowing her

nose as she finishes telling her tale of woe to her

boss, LAURIE JOHNSON.

LAURIE:

Honey, he wasn't right for you.

ANNIE:

(blowing her nose)

I know.

LAURIE:

He wasn't even wrong for you,

like cosmically wrong, so don't

beat up on yourself for

wasting...however long it was.

ANNIE:

I know.

(blowing her nose

again)

She pours Annie a cup of hot water. Annie pulls a

teabag out of her pocket, puts it into the water.

LAURIE:

Maybe you should see a shrink.

ANNIE:

I want my money.

LAURIE:

Go home for the weekend.

ANNIE:

(after a beat)

That's what I'm going to do.

I'm going to go home.

(she thinks about it)

I quit. Laurie, I quit. I'm

going back to Baltimore.

(she's giddy)

How does a blonde do a high-

five?

She smacks herself in the head.

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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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