Paramount at the Movies Presents: Sleepless in Seattle [PG]
Movies | 03/19/2021 | 7:00PM
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What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you?
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron’s wonderfully romantic comedy about two people drawn together by destiny. Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who, thanks to the wiles of his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show. He’s an instant hit with thousands of female listeners who deluge his Seattle home with letters of comfort. Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam’s story and by classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed (Ryan) becomes convinced that it’s her destiny to meet Sam. There are just two problems: Annie’s engaged to someone else and Sam doesn’t know yet that they’re made for each other. Co-starring Rosie O’Donnell, Rita Wilson and Rob Riener.
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Did you know?
- The scene between Tom Hanks and Victor Garber crying over the movie The Dirty Dozen (1967) was completely improvised during the take.
- The silhouette of the couple on the box of chocolates in a shop window outside Annie’s house is, in fact, a silhouette of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
- In June of 2008 it ranked #10 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Romantic Comedy”.
- The role of Annie was originally offered to Julia Roberts, who turned it down. Kim Basinger was also offered the role in the early script process, but turned it down because she thought the premise was ridiculous. After Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jodie Foster declined as well, Meg Ryan landed the role.