When Harry Met Sally…

July 21, 1989 0 By Fans
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Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Release Year: 1989

Rating: 7.7/10 (70,560 voted)

Critic's Score: 76/100

Rob Reiner

Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?"


Billy Crystal

Harry Burns

Meg Ryan

Sally Albright

Carrie Fisher


Bruno Kirby


Steven Ford


Lisa Jane Persky


Michelle Nicastro


Gretchen Palmer


Robert Alan Beuth

Man on Aisle

David Burdick

9 Year Old Boy

Joe Viviani


Harley Jane Kozak


(as Harley Kozak)

Joseph Hunt

Waiter at Wedding

Kevin Rooney


Franc Luz


Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?


Official Website:
MGM – DVD site |

Release Date: 21 July 1989

Filming Locations: Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,000,000


Opening Weekend: $1,094,453
(16 July 1989)
(41 Screens)

Gross: $92,823,546

Technical Specs


(TV version)

Did You Know?


While writing the script, Rob Reiner once said, "You know how women have a base of makeup, I have a base of depression. Sometimes I sink below it. Sometimes I rise above it." Since the Harry Burns is based on the depressing Rob, Nora Ephron threw the line into the script, which Rob cut somewhere along the line.


The pictures that Sally drew for "Baby Talk" change during the game.


[first lines]

Documentary Couple:
I was sitting with my friend Arthur Kornblum, in a restaurant, it was a Horn and Hardart cafeteria. And this beautiful girl walked in and I turned to Arthur and I said Arthur, you see that girl? I'm going to marry her. And two weeks later we were married. And it's over fifty years later and we are still married.

User Review

One of the best romantic comedies ever!

Rating: 10/10

Not too long ago I finally got around to seeing this film, I'd heard so
much about it that I had to see it. After seeing it the first time I
thought it was good, but I have to say that I liked it even more on my
second viewing. The film is absolutely wonderful! The story is very
amusing and keeps you interested in the characters from start to

I literally couldn't wait to see what would happen in the next scene.
This is one of those movies that goes by very quickly. I think that's a
sign of a good movie, when you just can't believe that you're already
an hour or so into the movie. The story really flows nicely from scene
to scene.

The cast is great in the film as well. Billy Crystal pulls off one of
his best performances, and has a slew of great jokes throughout the
film. Meg Ryan looks as beautiful as ever and has such a cute way about
her. Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher definitely deserve a great deal of
credit too, they both did superb jobs as well. Director Rob Reiner did
a great job with the film, keep up the good work Rob.

If you're into romantic comedies, then you definitely should see this
film. Even if you aren't really into the whole romantic part of it, the
comedy is great and worth seeing. I would most definitely recommend
seeing this film.

I hope you like it. Thanks for reading,