When Rob Reiner's 'When Harry Met Sally' was first released in 1989, it transcended the realm of mere movie into "national conversation," sparking the eternal debate that has kept institutions like therapy and Cosmopolitan in business for years: can men and women ever really just be friends? Nora Ephron's script -- an earnest, audacious and fresh look at the well-worn subject of relationships -- earned her an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination, yet one scene still stands out above the rest: Meg Ryan's pseudo-orgasm in the middle of Katz's Deli in New York. In an already classic setting, another classic was quickly born.
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