DVD 96 mins IMDB 7.6 (28,458 votes)
When Harry Met Sally
Columbia Pictures (1989)
In Collection

My Rating:

Seen It:
Comedy, Romance
USA  /  English

Billy Crystal Harry Burns
Meg Ryan Sally Albright
Carrie Fisher Marie
Bruce "Bruno" Kirby, Jr. Jess
Steve Ford Joe
Lisa Jane Persky Alice
Michelle Nicastro Amanda
Kuno Sponholz Documentary Couple
Charles Dugan Documentary Couple
Connie Sawyer Documentary Couple
Bruno Kirby Jess
Steven Ford Joe
Gretchen Palmer Stewardess
Robert Alan Beuth Man on aisle
David Burdick Nine-year-old boy
Joe Viviani Judge
Harley Jane Kozak Helen Helson (as Harley Kozak)
Joseph Hunt Waiter at wedding
Kevin Rooney Ira Stone
Franc Luz Julian

Director Rob Reiner
Producer Rob Reiner; Andrew Scheinman
Writer Nora Ephron
Cinematography Barry Sonnenfeld
Musician Marc Shaiman; Thomas Richard Sharp
User Credit 1 Robert Leighton
User Credit 2 Gloria Gresham

Rob Reiner's romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as the title pair. The film opens with the two strangers, both newly graduated from the University of Chicago, share a car trip from Chicago to New York, where they are both going to make their way. During the trip, they discuss aspects of their characters and their lives, eventually deciding it is impossible for men and women to be "just friends." They arrive in New York and go their separate ways. They meet a few years later on an airplane and Harry reveals he is married. They meet again at a bookstore a few years after that where Harry reveals he is now divorced. From that point on, the two form a friendship. Eventually their closeness results in their respective best friends (played by Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby) meeting and falling in love with each other. At a New Year's Eve party Harry and Sally confront the complex tangle of emotions they feel for each other. Footage of real-life married couples discussing how they met is interspersed throughout the film. The soundtrack consists primarily of Harry Connick Jr. crooning standards like "It Had to Be You." — Perry Seibert

Edition Details
Barcode 027616857804
Region Region 1
Chapters 16
Release Date 1/9/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Over 7 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Footage
Audio Commentary with Director Rob Reiner
"Making-Of" Documentary with Rob Reiner, Nora Ephron, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher and Cast and Crew
Music Video by Harry Connick, Jr.
Original Theatrical Trailer
And More!
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?
Links All Movie Guide
DVD Empire
Amazon US

Trivia: The woman who says "I'll have what she's having" after Sally's faked orgasm is director Rob Reiner's mother. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: The first time Harry and Sally stop at a diner (on the way from Chicago to New York), Sally opens the menu, but on the next shot, she opens it again. Her hands are in different positions depending on the camera angle for most of the sequence. (more)

[Unable to guess what Sally is trying to draw during a round of Pictionary]
Jess: Draw SOMETHING resembling ANYTHING.

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations (more)