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You've Got Mail (1998)

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Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

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Nora Ephron

Writers:

Miklós László (play) (as Nikolaus Laszlo), Nora Ephron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Joe Fox
Meg Ryan ... Kathleen Kelly
Greg Kinnear ... Frank Navasky
Parker Posey ... Patricia Eden
Jean Stapleton ... Birdie Conrad
Steve Zahn ... George Pappas
Heather Burns ... Christina Plutzker
Dave Chappelle ... Kevin Jackson
Dabney Coleman ... Nelson Fox
John Randolph ... Schuyler Fox
Hallee Hirsh ... Annabelle Fox
Jeffrey Scaperrotta ... Matt Fox
Cara Seymour ... Gillian Quinn
Katie Finneran ... Maureen, the Nanny
Michael Badalucco ... Charlie
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Storyline

The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them are. They can't stand each other in person but over the internet they are very attracted. He finds out who she is but she doesn't know. He starts to like her more but she still hates him. He has to fix it. Written by Deirdre Dear

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

At odds in life... in love on-line. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You've Got M@il See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,426,749, 20 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$115,821,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,821,495
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The computer graphics at the start of the film were considered to be extremely primitive at the time this movie came out. For example, the wireframe graphics followed by the animation of the terraforming of a planet in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) was done sixteen years before You've Got Mail. See more »

Goofs

Kathleen buys a sizable pumpkin at the beginning of the movie but carries it with one arm, which would indicate that it is not real. She hands it to Christina with one hand, and then Christina carries it through the store with one arm before briskly setting it down on a glass countertop with hardly a thud or concern that she might break the glass with such a heavy object. Afterwards George transports the pumpkin more realistically by carrying it in front of himself using both arms. See more »

Quotes

Kathleen Kelly: I love daisies.
Joe Fox: You told me.
Kathleen Kelly: They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?
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Alternate Versions

Several scenes were originally scripted and partly filmed but not included in the final cut:
  • A scene in which Kathleen gets involved with two garbagemen and first gets tongue-tied.
  • Extended scenes referring to the roof-top murderer including a love affair with George.
  • A scene with Kathleen and Christina talking about falling in love.
  • Extended scenes that characterize Patricia: a presentation of an author (the woman in the later elevator scene)
  • Extended scenes that characterize Frank: he meets an famous author whom he adores.
  • Scenes on Kathleen's and Joe's childhood.
  • A scene in which Joe explains Annabel why the Shop Around the Corner had to close.
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Soundtracks

Tomorrow
(From The Broadway Musical ANNIE)
Written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
Performed by Hallee Hirsh (uncredited)
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Unbelievable film! Such a warmth and happiness!
30 December 2005 | by SRVforeverSee all my reviews

I'm from Germany and I love this film! It makes me happy to just watch it! When watching this film one comes to think why in real life such beauty in words and moments can't be achieved! The film does'nt get boring, even if watched for the 23rd time! It's pure magic - you could endlessly listen to the conversations, the beautiful music and enjoy the excellent acting! Other films try to come in too trendy with freaky music and sexual content(not that there's anything wrong with that) - but it's not a feelgood movie! Besides the puns and the lovely warm hearted atmosphere does the rest! To everyone who hasn't yet seen this movie - rent it, buy it - enjoy it!


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