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.



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:


(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.



(to Sam)

Eventually, in a few months,

you'll start seeing women,

you'll meet someone.


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.


I'm sorry --


Sam, she didn't mean --

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

the Seattle plane.


I know, I know.


Look, it doesn't happen twice.


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

Baltimore plane.


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



For what?


For life as we know it.


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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