What should you do if you're Sleepless in Seattle?

By: J.P. Naomi
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When a recently widowed man's son calls in to a radio station to try to find his dad a new wife, charm and humor ensue. Take this quiz to remember all of your favorite scenes from Sleepless in Seattle!

In which year was the premiere of "Sleepless in Seattle"?

"Sleepless in Seattle" was released on June 25, 1993. It was rated PG for some language.

What is the name of the lead male character in Sleepless in Seattle?

"Sleepless in Seattle" was made on a $21 million budget. It grossed more than $227 million at the box office in total and was distributed by TriStar Pictures.

What is Sam's last name?

The story of Sleepless in Seattle was written by Jeff Arch. It was produced by Gary Foster, and it was directed by Nora Ephron.

Which famous actor plays the role of Sam Baldwin?

Tom Hanks was born on July 9, 1956, in Concord, California. He has starred in countless films since the start of his career in 1978. His films have grossed more than $9 billion worldwide.

What is the name of Sam's wife, who passed away?

Maggie Baldwin is portrayed by actress Carey Lowell. "Sleepless in Seattle" was Lowell's eighth film role since beginning her career in 1986.

How did Maggie die?

Maggie died of cancer and Sam is still missing her. Throughout the film we see several moments where Sam is remembering her and speaking with her.

How many kids does Sam have?

Sam and Maggie had one child together. Their son plays a heartwarming role in this film.

What is the name of Sam's son?

There were 20 filming locations for the film "Sleepless in Seattle." Most all were actual locations as depicted in the film - including Washington, New York, Illinois and Maryland.

How old is Jonah?

The role of Jonah only paid the actor $24,000. It is said, however, to have launched his career in acting.

Where is Sam from?

Sam makes the move to Seattle in order to start fresh, following his wife's death. A year and a half later, the viewer sees he is still struggling and his son attempts to help.

What is Sam's profession?

An architect is someone who plans, designs and reviews the construction of buildings. Sam is able to leave his job in Chicago and seek new employment in Seattle.

Which actor played the role of Jonah in Sleepless in Seattle?

Ross Malinger was born on July 7, 1984. Following his acting debut in "Sleepless in Seattle," he earned $1.1 million for his role in "Sudden Death" with Jean-Claude Van Damme, in 1995,

Why does Jonah call in to the radio station on Christmas Eve?

Jonah sees his dad, 18 months after the death of his mom, still struggling to move on. He calls in to seek advice and help his father to meet someone new.

Women from around the country are touched by Sam's story on the radio. One of them is ________.

Annie Reed immediately tunes in intently to learn more about Jonah and Sam. She tries to hide her interest from her fiance.

What is Annie's profession?

Annie is a news reporter for a newspaper on the east coast. She has a great relationship with her editor.

For which paper does Annie write?

The Baltimore Sun is an actual newspaper. It was founded on May 17, 1837. Its headquarters are located at 501 North Calvert Street in Baltimore.

Who is Annie engaged to?

Annie has a fine relationship with Walter, but she feels like there is something missing. She's seeking a spark, and their relationship feels all too cordial.

Which famous actor plays the role of Walter?

Bill Pullman made his film debut in 1986 in "Ruthless People." He has also starred in "Spaceballs," "While You Were Sleeping" and "Independence Day."

Annie impulsively writes a letter to Sam after watching what movie?

"An Affair to Remember" was a 1957 film, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, directed by Leo McCarey. It is considered to be one of the most romantic movies of all time.

Where does Annie suggest that Sam meet her?

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. It was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970.

On which day were they supposed to meet at the top of the Empire State Building?

Going along with the romantic theme of her inspiration, "An Affair to Remember," Annie suggests to Sam that they meet on Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day falls on annually on February 14th.

Who does Sam begin dating, much to the dismay of Jonah?

Victoria is portrayed by actress Barbara Garrick. Garrick is best known for her roles in "One Life to Live," "Guiding Light" and "Jumper." Sam didn't enjoy her company too much because he didn't "pick her."

Who is Jonah's friend, who convinces him to reply to Annie's letter?

Jessica is portrayed by actress Gaby Hoffmann. Hoffmann was born on January 8, 1982, in New York. She is best known for her roles in "Sleepless in Seattle," "Transparent" and "Girls." She also appeared in "Field of Dreams," "Uncle Buck" and "Now and Then."

When Annie sees Sam and Jonah on the beach, who does she mistake for Sam's girlfriend?

Sam's sister in "Sleepless in Seattle" is Suzy. In real life, Suzy, played by Rita Wilson, is Tom Hanks' wife!

Where does Annie break up with Walter?

The Rainbow Room is a fine-dining restaurant located on the 65th floor of the Comcast Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. They are dining there on Valentine's Day when she expresses her feelings and he agrees to end their engagement.

What does Jonah leave behind on the observation deck of the Empire State Building?

Hmm, is it on purpose that he leaves his bag behind? Or is it fate? Either way, it is because of this that Jonah and Sam have to return to the observation deck, only this time to find Annie standing there.

What does Annie have in her hands when Sam and Jonah emerge from the elevator at the top of the Empire State Building?

As the film ends, Jimmy Durante is singing "Make Someone Happy." The Empire State Building is seen with windows lit up like red hearts, and fireworks shoot high above the building.

Who is Annie's editor at the Baltimore Sun?

Becky is an encouraging boss who is also Annie's friend. She pushes Annie to do things that are uncomfortable, including sending her out to Seattle on assignment, but really to find Sam, with whom she believes there is a connection.

Which actress plays the role of Becky in Sleepless in Seattle?

Rosie O'Donnell is a television personality, comedian, actress and author. Her talent was discovered on Star Search in 1984.

Which famous actress plays the role of Annie Reed?

Meg Ryan was born on November 19, 1961, in Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra and landed her first major gig on the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns" in 1982.

What is the 1990 film which also features Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together?

"Joe Versus the Volcano" was released on March 8, 1990, and grossed only $39 million at the box office. It had a running time of 102 minutes and was distributed by Warner Bros.

What is the name of the 1998 film which is the third time Tom Hanks stars with Meg Ryan?

You've Got Mail was released on December 18, 1998. It grossed more than $250 million at the box office - it is the most successful of the three films Ryan and Hanks starred in together.

What is the name of the psychologist who hosts the national radio talk show which Jonah calls into?

Dr. Marcia Fieldstone is portrayed by actress Caroline Aaron. She was born on August 7, 1952, in Richmond, Virginia.

Who explains the story of "An Affair to Remember to Sam"?

Suzy is portrayed by actress Rita Wilson, who is married to Tom Hanks. The two were married in 1988 and have two children.

Annie's father tells her that, when you're attracted to someone, "Your subconscious is attracted to _________."

The full quote is, "Annie, when you're attracted to someone, it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously. So what we think of as fate is just two neuroses knowing that they are a perfect match."

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