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When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

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Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?" Written by Greg Bole <bole@life.bio.sunysb.edu>

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Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning? See more »

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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Harry, This Is Sally  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$92,823,600 (USA)
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While writing the script, director Rob Reiner once said, "You know how women have a base of make-up? I have a base of depression. Sometimes I sink below it. Sometimes I rise above it." Since the character of Harry Burns was based on the depressed Reiner, screenwriter Nora Ephron threw the line into the script, which Reiner cut somewhere along the line. See more »

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When Sally is faking the orgasm in Katz's Deli, the woman who says "I'll have what she's having" is seated in the self service section and a waiter would not have come over to take here order. The waiter service section is against the wall to Sally's left. See more »

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La Marseillaise
From Casablanca (1942)
Written by Max Steiner
Published by Warner Bros. Inc.
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One of the best romantic comedies ever!
1 August 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Not too long ago I finally got around to seeing this film, I'd heard so much about it that I had to see it. After seeing it the first time I thought it was good, but I have to say that I liked it even more on my second viewing. The film is absolutely wonderful! The story is very amusing and keeps you interested in the characters from start to finish.

I literally couldn't wait to see what would happen in the next scene. This is one of those movies that goes by very quickly. I think that's a sign of a good movie, when you just can't believe that you're already an hour or so into the movie. The story really flows nicely from scene to scene.

The cast is great in the film as well. Billy Crystal pulls off one of his best performances, and has a slew of great jokes throughout the film. Meg Ryan looks as beautiful as ever and has such a cute way about her. Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher definitely deserve a great deal of credit too, they both did superb jobs as well. Director Rob Reiner did a great job with the film, keep up the good work Rob.

If you're into romantic comedies, then you definitely should see this film. Even if you aren't really into the whole romantic part of it, the comedy is great and worth seeing. I would most definitely recommend seeing this film.

I hope you like it. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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