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
773 Views


Kissing everyone. Annie starts toward the plane, loaded

with stuff.

ANNIE:

The next time you see me I am

going to be incredibly happy.

INT. PLANE - NIGHT

Sam and Jonah sitting together as the plane waits on the

runway. He notices his father's distractedness, reaches

over and takes his hand. Sam comes back into focus.

SAM:

I'm your dad. Don't ever

forget that. That's rule

number two.

(beat)

It's you and me, kid.

INT. PLANE - NIGHT

Annie sitting by herself as the plane waits on the

runway.

ANNIE:

(to herself)

I guess it's just us.

She gulps.

EXT. O'HARA AIRPORT - NIGHT

The two planes face in opposite directions, waiting for

instructions.

And now they both start to take off. In opposite

directions.

And we pull back back back back as the planes take off,

one flying east, the other flying west.

And further and further back as they soar into the air

and leave the frame.

The night sky.

Stars twinkle.

And now tilt down to see the United States. It looks

like a cross between a satellite photo and a drawing by

Saul Steinberg.

A light goes on in Baltimore.

A light goes on in Seattle.

They are the only lights on the map.

EXT. BALTIMORE SUN BUILDING - LATE AFTERNOON - CHRISTMAS EVE

As Annie comes out of the newspaper building with WALTER

JACKSON, a tall, handsome man who wears a hat. They're

carrying an armful of Christmas presents. They're

walking toward the parking lot.

WALTER:

The short one with black hair

is your cousin Irene --

ANNIE:

-- who's married to --

WALTER:

Harold, who ran away with his

secretary but came back --

ANNIE:

-- because Irene threatened to

put the dog to sleep if he

didn't --

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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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