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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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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)  »

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You Have Mail  »

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$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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The cast members actually e-mailed each other during filming. See more »

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Joe Fox's explanation of The Godfather's significance would have been greeted with a "You have exceeded the send limit" error. See more »

Quotes

Nelson Fox: How much son? How much you payin'?
Joe Fox: Well, whatever it costs it won't be as much as that exquisitely uncomfortable mohair episode there, which is NOW ALL OVER MY SUIT.
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Never Smile At A Crocodile
Written by Frank Churchill and Jack Lawrence
Performed by The Paulette Sisters
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Cookie-cutter romance, but Meg Ryan radiates with charm
9 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Pleasant, undemanding fluff reworks 1940's "The Shop Around the Corner" (remade initially in 1949 as the musical "In The Good Old Summertime") and reteams Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for the second time in genial plot about rival bookstore owners. She operates a Mom & Pop bookshop, he's opening another outlet in his retail chain nearby; they lock horns over business, yet are unaware they are also each other's internet pen-pal. Slick and occasionally too-cute, but very entertaining picture with a holiday theme. Ryan is delightful, Hanks less so (he's rote, and looks tired to boot), but Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton and Steve Zahn make up a terrific supporting cast. Engaging and lots of fun. *** from ****


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