Sleepless in Seattle

Trivia: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan only spend about two minutes of screen time together in the entire film.

Trivia: In the part of the movie that begins with Valentine's Day, there's a shot of a store with a heart (and other Valentine's decorations) in the window. Pasted on the heart is a black silhouette of a man and woman looking into each other's eyes. If you look closely, you'll notice the silhouette is of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Trivia: When Tom Hanks is listing the names of all the girls he 'made it with' in college, he lists 'Mary Kelly' as the eighth one. Mary Kelly is the name of the script superviser, and she also has a small role as the woman afraid of flying on the plane with Meg Ryan.

Trivia: Dyan Cannon, who is mentioned in the film and was married to Cary Grant (who is also mentioned in the movie), grew up in Seattle - West Seattle, specifically. The large house where many interior shots were filmed is in the West Seattle neighborhood (where I live) on Sunset Drive. This house is less than two blocks down the same street from where Dyan Cannon's father was living at the time.

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Revealing mistake: In the final scene when Annie and Sam are exiting the observation deck coming towards the elevators, the New York skyline backdrop which should be visible behind them is missing, and the entire sound stage wall can be seen beyond the observation deck safety railings instead. 'Although the exterior and lobby of the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, are the real thing, a slightly larger replica of the Observation Deck was built in a hangar at Sand Point Naval Base on Puget Sound just northeast of - where else? - Seattle.' https://www.movie-locations.com/movies/s/Sleepless-In-Seattle.php. (01:39:35)

More mistakes in Sleepless in Seattle

Co-Worker: It's easier to be killed by a terrorist than it is to find a husband over the age of 40.
Annie: That statistic is not true.
Becky: That's right it's not true, but it feels true.

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