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When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

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

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writer:

Nora Ephron
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 David Burdick ... 9 Year Old Boy
Joe Viviani Joe Viviani ... Judge
Harley Jane Kozak ... Helen (as Harley Kozak)
Joseph Hunt Joseph Hunt ... Waiter at Wedding
Kevin Rooney Kevin Rooney ... Ira
Franc Luz ... Julian
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harry, This Is Sally See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,094,453, 16 July 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$92,823,600
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carrie Fisher was best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. In the sequel trilogy, her character is the mother of Kylo Ren, who is played by Adam Driver. Meg Ryan, on the other hand, is the real-life mother of actor Jack Quaid. Driver and Quaid appeared together in the film Logan Lucky (2017). See more »

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When Harry and Sally enter the diner in 1977, the credit card sticker on the door reads MasterCard. At the time, the company was still known as MasterCharge and the current name was adopted only in 1979. See more »

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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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Soundtracks

Plane Cue
From Casablanca (1942)
Written by Max Steiner
Published by Warner Bros. Inc.
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Beautiful film, giving hope to all those seemingly unrequited loves.
16 October 2002 | by Rich BSee all my reviews

Can you beat some of the lines in this film? As a guy, which I am, I identified with Harry's lines so much, and you can't help but side with him. The chemistry between the two actors, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan is superb, and you believe in them when they talk, you feel for them when they look at each other. Even the friends are well casted, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby. It's such relaxed acting and filming that you do nothing but watch these people fall in love, and pretty soon you feel like you're involved as well. With a fantastic soundtrack, direction, script and acting, it's a great film.


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