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You've Got Mail (1998)

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Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Fox
... Kathleen Kelly
... Frank Navasky
... Patricia Eden
... Birdie Conrad
... George Pappas
... Christina Plutzker
... Kevin Jackson
... Nelson Fox
... Schuyler Fox
... Annabelle Fox
... Matt Fox
... Gillian Quinn
... Maureen, the Nanny
... Charlie
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Storyline

The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them are. They can't stand each other in person but over the internet they are very attracted. He finds out who she is but she doesn't know. He starts to like her more but she still hates him. He has to fix it. Written by Deirdre Dear

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At odds in life... in love on-line. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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18 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You Have Mail  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,426,749, 20 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$115,821,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,821,495
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The New York City previews were shown in the exact same theater (same building, same "room") that Meg Ryan and Greg Kinnear go into to see their movie, the Sony Lincoln Square 13 and IMAX Theater. See more »

Goofs

At the cocktail party, Joe tells Kathleen, "There's only one place to find a children's book in the neighborhood...that will not always be the case" as if the opening of his own store is yet to happen, but by this time in the story it has already occurred. See more »

Quotes

Patricia Eden: [to Joe, about Kathleen] You know, I love how you've totally forgotten that you've had any role in her current situation. It's so obtuse. So insensitive. Reminds me of someone. Who? Who does it remind me of?
[beat]
Patricia Eden: Me!
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Tomorrow
(From The Broadway Musical ANNIE)
Written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
Performed by Hallee Hirsh (uncredited)
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This movie was so much more than I expected.
21 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This movie was so much better than I expected, which was a simple romantic comedy with predictable "pass each other in the street" scenarios throughout. I was pleasantly surprised to find a love story that touched my heart. Kathleen's vulnerability and pride in her mother made me cry and Joe's sensitivity and devious behavior were so very sweet.

I didn't think that Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan could pull off a romance better than they did in Sleepless In Seattle but I am happy to be mistaken.


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