Sleepless in Seattle
USA, 1993, 105 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subject: Romantic Comedy
2pm Thurs March 7
20th Anniversary - new 35mm Print
After his wife Maggie passes away, Sam Baldwin and his adolescent son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief associated with Maggie's death. Eighteen months later, Sam is still grieving and can't sleep. On Christmas Eve, Sam, on Jonah's initiative, ends up pouring his heart out on a national radio talk show about his magical and perfect marriage to Maggie, and how much he still misses her. Among the many women who hear Sam's story and falls in love with him is Annie Reed, an engaged, Baltimore-based newspaper writer. But Annie's relationship with her straight-laced fiancé Walter is unlike her dream love life in the movie AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER.
Back in Seattle, Sam has received hundreds of letters from women wanting to meet him. Jonah is excited by one letter in particular from Baltimore and will do whatever he needs to get his father and Annie together. However, old fashioned Sam wants his future love life to be based on meeting a woman the traditional way, and he, in turn, becomes infatuated with an unknown woman he spots a few times in Seattle. Will magic happen twice in Sam's life and, if so, will it be with this unknown woman or Annie?
DIRECTOR: Nora Ephron
Producer: Jane Bartelme, Patrick Crowley, Delia Ephron, Gary Foster, Lynda Obst, James W. Skotchdopole
Editor: Robert Reitano
Screenwriter: Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch
Cinematographer: Sven Nykvist
Principal Cast: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, Rosie O’Donnell