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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

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A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

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Storyline

After his wife Maggie passes away, Sam Baldwin and his 8-year-old son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief associated with Maggie's death. Eighteen months later Sam is still grieving and can't sleep. Although Jonah misses his mother, he wants his father to get a new wife despite Sam having not even contemplated dating again. On Christmas Eve, Sam (on Jonah's initiative) ends up pouring his heart out on a national radio talk show about his magical and perfect marriage to Maggie, and how much he still misses her. Among the many women who hear Sam's story and fall in love with him solely because of it is Annie Reed, a Baltimore-based newspaper writer. Annie's infatuation with Sam's story and by association Sam himself is despite being already engaged. But Annie's relationship with her straight-laced fiancé Walter is unlike her dream love life in the movie An Affair to Remember (1957). She even writes to Sam proposing they meet atop the Empire State Building on ... Written by Huggo

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What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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25 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sintonía de amor  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$126,533,006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,200,000
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Trivia

When Jonah says that when you reverse the record, it says "Paul Is Dead". This is a reference in 1966 that a rumor said that The Beatles' Paul McCartney died in a car crash and was replaced by a winner of a "Paul McCartney Look-alike Contest". The rumor also said that if you reverse some of their songs, it will send messages that Paul is dead. See more »

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Annie's hand that picks up the popcorn while watching the video. See more »

Quotes

[Jay is helping Sam get back into the dating scene]
Sam Baldwin: What is "tiramisu"?
Jay: You'll find out.
Sam Baldwin: Well, what is it?
Jay: You'll see!
Sam Baldwin: Some woman is gonna want me to do it to her and I'm not gonna know what it is!
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Referenced in Hey Paula: Sleepless in New York (2007) See more »

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An Affair to Remember
Written by Harry Warren, Harold Adamson, and Leo McCarey
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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22 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

The movies are full of alternate universes and maybes that make them a great escape. Sleepless In Seattle is a great romantic comedy. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in a movie where they are hardly onscreen together and yet we feel both of their characters infatuation. It's an amazing job that director Nora Ephron does in making us care about the relationship between these two characters when their not hardly together onscreen. The movie also has great performances, from the leads and from supporting players Rosie O'Donnell and Rob Reiner, as well as a very goofy but sweet turn from Bill Pullman. This movie will make you feel good.


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