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When Harry Met Sally...

R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.

Cast: Billy Crystal , Meg Ryan , Carrie Fisher , Bruno Kirby , Steven Ford , Lisa Jane Persky , Michelle Nicastro , Harley Jane Kozak

Director: Rob Reiner

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Release Date: July 12th, 1989|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • A ravishing, romantic lark brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit. show more

  • The kind of little film you can get cozy with, laugh at in odd places even when nobody else is laughing - and yet people will not turn around to glower at you because they understand. [12 July 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • As a successful careerist who tries purging his neuroses in a coin-operated batting cage, Crystal is funny enough to keep Ryan from all-out stealing the film. She, though, is smashing in an eye-opening performance, another tribute to Reiner's flair with actors. [12 July 1989, Life, p.1D] show more

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