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FULL SYNOPSIS

Sleepless in Seattle, the sophomore directorial effort from Nora Ephron, is a light romantic comedy inspired by the 1957 film Nora Ephron. Tom Hanks stars as widower and single father Sam. When Sam's son, Jonah (Ross Malinger), calls into a talk radio program looking for a new mother, Sam ends up getting on the phone and laments about his lost love. Thousands of miles away, Annie (Meg Ryan) hears the program and immediately falls in love with Sam, despite the fact that she has never met him and that she is engaged to humdrum Walter (Bill Pullman). Believing they are meant to be together, Annie sets out for Seattle to meet Sam, who, meanwhile, contends with an onslaught of letters from available women equally touched by his phone call. Rosie O'Donnell, Rita Wilson, and Rob Reiner also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:June 25, 1993

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeff Arch Best Original Screenplay 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Marc Shaiman Best Score 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marc Shaiman Best Song 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Meg Ryan Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nora Ephron Best Original Screenplay 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tom Hanks Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David S. Ward Best Original Screenplay 1993 Nominee

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Sam Baldwin
Meg Ryan
as Annie Reed
Bill Pullman
as Walter
Ross Malinger
as Jonah Baldwin
Rosie O'Donnell
as Becky
Gaby Hoffmann
as Jessica
Victor Garber
as Greg
Rita Wilson
as Suzy
Barbara Garrick
as Victoria
Carey Lowell
as Maggie Baldwin
Rob Reiner
as Jay
Juliet Taylor
Sarah Trigger
Calvin Trillin
as Uncle Milton
Tom Riis Farrell
as Rob
Kevin O'Morrison
as Cliff Reed
David Hyde Pierce
as Dennis Reed
Frances Conroy
as Irene Reed
Caroline Aaron
as Dr. Marcia Fieldstone
Linda Wallem
as Loretta
La Tanya Richardson
as Harriet
Tom McGowan
as Keith
Dana Ivey
as Claire
Brian McConnachie
as Bob
Donald Lee
as Seattle Detective
Diane Sokolow
as Tiffany Saleswoman
Hannah Cox
as Jessica's Mother
Rich Hawkins
as Jessica's Father
Michael Badalucco
as New York Taxi Dispatcher
Jeff Mazzola
as New York Taxi Dispatcher
Philip Levy
as Taxi Driver
Julie Janney
as Cynthia
Sidney Armus
as Information Booth Man
Philip Levy
as Taxi Driver
Frances Conroy
as Irene Reed
Kevin O'Morrison
as Cliff Reed
Tom Riis Farrell
as Rob
Donald Lee
as Seattle Detective
Hannah Cox
as Jessica's Mother
Diane Sokolow
as Tiffany Saleswoman
Brian McConnachie
as Bob
Tom McGowan
as Keith
Caroline Aaron
as Dr. Marcia Fieldstone
Julie Janney
as Cynthia
Rich Hawkins
as Jessica's Father
Michael Badalucco
as New York Taxi Dispatcher
Jeff Mazzola
as New York Taxi Dispatcher
Dana Ivey
as Claire
La Tanya Richardson
as Harriet
Linda Wallem
as Loretta
Calvin Trillin
as Uncle Milton
David Hyde Pierce
as Dennis Reed

Crew

Nora Ephron
Director
Gary Foster
Producer
Nora Ephron
Screenwriter
Larry Atlas
Screenwriter
David S. Ward
Screenwriter
Jeff Arch
Screenwriter
Jeff Arch
Screen Story
Sven Nykvist
Cinematographer
Marc Shaiman
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Reitano
Editor
Jeffrey Townsend
Production Designer
Gershon Ginsburg
Art Director
Charley Beal
Art Director
Jane Bartelme
Associate Producer
Delia Ephron
Associate Producer
James W. Skotchdopole
Associate Producer
Patrick Crowley
Executive Producer
Lynda Obst
Executive Producer
Clay Griffith
Set Designer
Judy Ruskin
Costume Designer
Kevin Jewison
Camera Operator
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Leonard Engelman
Makeup
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