Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron, based on a story by Jeff Arch. It stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, alongside a supporting cast featuring Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rob Reiner, Rosie O'Donnell, Gaby Hoffmann, Victor Garber, and Rita Wilson. Released on June 25, 1993, the film was released to critical acclaim and was a commercial success, grossing over $227 million worldwide.
After Chicago architect Sam Baldwin loses his wife Maggie to cancer, he and his eight-year-old son Jonah start a new life in Seattle, living on a houseboat, but they continue to grieve. A year and a half later on Christmas Eve, Jonah calls in to a radio talk show, and persuades a reluctant Sam to go on the air to talk about how much he misses Maggie. Thousands of women from around the country who hear the program and are touched by the story write to Sam. One of the listeners is Annie Reed, a Baltimore Sun reporter who is engaged to Walter but feels there is something missing from their relationship. After watching the film An Affair to Remember, Annie writes a letter suggesting that Sam meet her on top of the Empire State Building on Valentine's Day. She decides not to mail it, but her friend and editor Becky does it for her and later agrees to send Annie to Seattle.
|author||David S. Ward Nora Ephron|
|contentLocation||Baltimore Maryland New York City Seattle Washington|
|editor||Robert M. Reitano|
|keywords||an affair to remember baltimore orioles baltimore sun build christmas eve date empire state building engage meet new life observation deck on the beach rainbow room search talk show teddy bear to remember|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|