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When Harry Met Sally Details


Rob Reiner's romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as the title pair. The film opens with the two strangers, both newly graduated from the University of Chicago, share a car trip from Chicago to New York, where they are both going to make their way. During the trip, they discuss aspects of their characters and their lives, eventually deciding it is impossible for men and women to be "just friends." They arrive in New York and go their separate ways. They meet a few years later on an airplane and Harry reveals he is married. They meet again at a bookstore a few years after that where Harry reveals he is now divorced. From that point on, the two form a friendship. Eventually their closeness results in their respective best friends (played by Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby) meeting and falling in love with each other. At a New Year's Eve party Harry and Sally confront the complex tangle of emotions they feel for each other. The soundtrack consists primarily of Harry Connick Jr. crooning standards like "It Had to Be You." ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:July 12, 1989


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Meg Ryan Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1989 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Nora Ephron Best Original Screenplay 1989 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nora Ephron Best Screenplay 1989 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nora Ephron Best Original Screenplay 1989 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Rob Reiner Best Director 1989 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Rob Reiner Best Director 1989 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Billy Crystal Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1989 Nominee


Billy Crystal
as Harry Burns
Meg Ryan
as Sally Albright
Carrie Fisher
as Marie
Bruno Kirby
as Jess
Steven Ford
as Joe
Lisa Jane Persky
as Alice
Kuno Sponholz
as Documentary Couple
Charles Dugan
as Documentary Couple
Connie Sawyer
as Documentary Couple
Al Christy
as Documentary Couple
Bernie Hern
as Documentary Couple
Donna Hardy
as Documentary Couple
Jane Chung
as Documentary Couple
Estelle Reiner
as Older Woman Customer
Robert Alan Beuth
as Man on Aisle
Stacey Katzin
as Hostess
Gretchen Palmer
as Stewardess
Peter Day
as Joke Teller at Wedding
Tracy Reiner
as Emily
Kimberley LaMarque
as Waitress
John Arceri
as Christmas Tree Salesman
Kevin Rooney
as Ira
Joe Viviani
as Judge
David Burdick
as 9-Year-Old Boy
Harley Jane Kozak
as Helen
Jane Jenkins
Peter Pan
as Documentary Couple
Janet Hirshenson
Aldo Rossi
as Documentary Couple
Franc Luz
as Julian
Kyle Heffner
as Gary


Rob Reiner
Nora Ephron
Barry Sonnenfeld
Marc Shaiman
Musical Arrangement
Marc Shaiman
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Connick, Jr.
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Connick, Jr.
Robert Leighton
Jane Musky
Production Designer
Harold Thrasher
Production Designer
Steve Nicolaides
Rob Reiner
Andrew Scheinman
Jeffrey Stott
Nora Ephron
Associate Producer
Sabrina Wright-Basile
Set Designer
George R. Nelson
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Robert Eber
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Nicolaides
Production Manager
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Joseph Campayno
Peter Montagna
Stephen Abrums