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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Nora Ephron (written by)
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Release Date:
21 July 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning? See more »
Plot:
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"When Harry Met Sally" - Stands the Test of Time See more (256 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Billy Crystal ... Harry Burns

Meg Ryan ... Sally Albright

Carrie Fisher ... Marie

Bruno Kirby ... Jess

Steven Ford ... Joe

Lisa Jane Persky ... Alice

Michelle Nicastro ... Amanda

Gretchen Palmer ... Stewardess

Robert Alan Beuth ... Man on Aisle
David Burdick ... 9 Year Old Boy
Joe Viviani ... Judge

Harley Jane Kozak ... Helen (as Harley Kozak)
Joseph Hunt ... Waiter at Wedding
Kevin Rooney ... Ira
Franc Luz ... Julian

Tracy Reiner ... Emily

Kyle T. Heffner ... Gary (as Kyle Heffner)
Kimberley LaMarque ... Waitress
Stacey Katzin ... Hostess

Estelle Reiner ... Older Woman Customer
John Arceri ... Christmas Tree Salesman
Peter Day ... Joke Teller at Wedding
Kuno Sponholz ... Documentary Couple

Connie Sawyer ... Documentary Couple
Charles Dugan ... Documentary Couple
Katherine Squire ... Documentary Couple
Al Christy ... Documentary Couple
Frances Chaney ... Documentary Couple

Bernie Hern ... Documentary Couple
Rose Wright ... Documentary Couple
Aldo Rossi ... Documentary Couple
Donna Hardy ... Documentary Couple
Peter Pan ... Documentary Couple
Jane Chung ... Documentary Couple
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Ader ... Tap Dancer (uncredited)

Ingrid Bergman ... Actress in Film (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Giardina ... Extra (uncredited)
Nicholas Glaeser ... Waiter (uncredited)
Randy James ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Johnny Raimondo ... Extra (uncredited)
Marilyn Spanier ... Tap Dancer (uncredited)
Billy Marshall Thompson ... Bus boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Reiner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nora Ephron (written by)

Produced by
Nora Ephron .... associate producer
Steve Nicolaides .... co-producer
Rob Reiner .... producer
Andrew Scheinman .... producer
Jeffrey Stott .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Barry Sonnenfeld (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Leighton 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Sabrina Wright  (as Sabrina Wright-Basile)
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen Abrums .... makeup artist: Meg Ryan
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist: Meg Ryan
Ken Chase .... makeup artist: Billy Crystal (as Kenneth Chase)
William A. Farley .... hair stylist
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist
Peter Montagna .... makeup artist: Billy Crystal
 
Production Management
Mark A. Baker .... unit manager
Steve Nicolaides .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aaron Barsky .... first assistant director
Forrest L. Futrell .... additional second assistant director
Lucille OuYang .... additional second assistant director (as Lucille A. Ouyang)
Michael Waxman .... second assistant director
Charles Zalben .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
James J. Archer .... props
David L. Glazer .... property master
Billy Puzo .... scenic artist
Harold Thrasher .... art department coordinator
Dick Tice .... property master
Frank Viviano .... construction coordinator
Mychael Bates .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael D. Costello .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Nancy Gilliar .... set dresser (uncredited)
Clare Scarpulla .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Pola Shreiber .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Chris Snyder .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George Baetz .... boom operator
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Robert Eber .... sound mixer
Louis L. Edemann .... supervising sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor (as Richard C. Franklin Jr.)
John Fundus .... boom operator (as John K. Fundus)
David Gertz .... dubbing recordist
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Pamela G. Kimber .... assistant sound editor (as Pam Kimber)
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Rod Rogers .... assistant adr editor
Larry Singer .... supervising adr editor
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian W. Armstrong .... assistant camera (as Brian Armstrong)
Bruce Birmelin .... still photographer
Angelo Di Giacomo .... assistant camera (as Angelo DiGiacomo)
Christopher Duskin .... assistant camera
Russell Engels .... gaffer (as Russell W. Engels)
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip
M. Todd Henry .... camera operator
Kevin Kelley .... gaffer
Thomas Miligan .... assistant camera
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer (as Andy Schwartz)
Michael F. Burke .... electrician (uncredited)
Raymond Fortune .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Maricella Ramirez .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Stephen St. John .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Robin Joy Allan .... casting associate (as Robin Allan)
Michael Hirshenson .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer L. Parsons .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Norman Buckley .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Debbie Goldsmith .... assistant editor
Steven Nevius .... assistant editor (as Steve Nevius)
J. Kathleen Gibson .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Harry Connick Jr. .... special musical performances and arrangements
John Richards .... music scoring mixer
Marc Shaiman .... music adaptor
Marc Shaiman .... music arranger
Marc Shaiman .... orchestrator
Thomas Richard Sharp .... orchestrator (as Thom Sharp)
Scott Stambler .... music supervisor
Vince Caro .... assistant scoring engineer (uncredited)
Mahlon Clark .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Fanning .... transportation coordinator (as James E. Fanning)
Tim Roslan .... transportation coordinator
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joshua Abeles .... production assistant
Nicole Barnum .... production secretary
Judy Bauer .... production accountant
Donna E. Bloom .... location manager (as Donna Bloom)
Carlyn Bochicchio .... production assistant
Kathy Bond .... production secretary
Jason Charles .... production assistant
Leslie Cornyn .... assistant accountant
Victoria Cullingham .... production assistant
Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr. .... production assistant (as Lampton Enochs)
Eddie Fickett .... production assistant (as Edward Fickett)
Linda Folsom .... production coordinator (as Linda Allan)
Don Garrison .... location manager
Lynn Goldman .... assistant accountant
Shell Hecht .... production secretary
Dave Jenkins .... production assistant (as David Jenkins)
Emily Maupin .... assistant: Mr. Reiner
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Gregory L. McMurry .... video: Video Image (as Greg McMurray)
Hwei-Chu Meng .... production coordinator
Maura Minsky .... production secretary
Michael Neumann .... production assistant
Jane Raab .... production coordinator
Donna Santora .... assistant accountant
David John Adamson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Frans J. Afman .... financial services (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Dianne Ketchum Friedgen .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Douglas Tirola .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jay L. Cooper .... thanks (as Jay Cooper)
Ronnie Davis .... thanks
Sol Horn .... special thanks
Tina Nielsen .... thanks
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"When Harry Met Sally" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
96 min | Turkey:89 min (TV version)
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Trivia:
In an interview with National Public Radio on 2 November 2004, Nora Ephron credited Meg Ryan not only with the idea of faking orgasm in the well-known restaurant scene, but also with the idea of setting it in a restaurant in the first place.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Harry and Sally are in the museum, Harry makes a joke about hieroglyphics being part of an ancient comic strip. When he says "...about a character named Sphinxy," his lips don't match the words he can be heard saying.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Documentary Couple:I was sitting with my friend Arthur Kornblum, in a restaurant, it was a Horn and Hardart cafeteria. And this beautiful girl walked in and I turned to Arthur and I said Arthur, you see that girl? I'm going to marry her. And two weeks later we were married. And it's over fifty years later and we are still married.
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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
"When Harry Met Sally" - Stands the Test of Time, 8 January 2006
Author: Carl VanDyke from United States

"When Harry Met Sally" may not at first seem to be the kind of film that remains classic and timeless. In this very cute exploration of an age-old question: "Can men and women truly just be friends?," Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan play the kind of characters we have come to love to see them play. No surprises there as they skillfully banter back and forth between adorable, hysterical and morose as the plot rolls on. But upon closer inspection, this film is actually full of nice surprises, including its durability. Watch carefully and you will find one of the best examples of the way an excellent script can propel the plot, character development and pacing of a film perfectly from start to finish. Many lines may seem to be merely entertaining one-liners, but they also serve these other purposes simultaneously. This is a well crafted and well acted script. Even the most dated aspect of the film, the intentional focus on clothing, hair and makeup styles as they change throughout the decades, has taken an unexpected poignancy now that the styles we may remember as current at the time have come to be old-fashioned themselves. The end result is that "When Harry Met Sally" speaks to us if we remember the times portrayed in the film or not. We're still asking questions about men and women and friendship, and films such as this still help us answer them.

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