Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless In Seattle is a 1993 movie, directed by Nora Ephron, based on the book by Jeff Arch. The film stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie Reed.
The movie is about Sam Baldwin's bind; to live life and move on, or to mourn and stay away from women. His eight year old son Jonah thinks that his father needs a woman in order to get his life back on track, and calls into a Seattle talk show. The voice and call is heard by hundreds of woman, including Annie Reed; she can't find a rest until she really knows for sure that Sam Baldwin is not the one person for her.
In the 1994 Academy Awards, the movie was nominated for two awards (Best Music, Original Song, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen) but failed to win a single one.
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The following is a list of locations on which Sleepless in Seattle was shot on:. As usual for Pixar movies, it is packed with subtle references and sight gags:.
In the 1994 Academy Awards, the movie was nominated for two awards (Best Music, Original Song, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen) but failed to win a single one. French children's book author Franck Le Calvez sued Disney, claiming that the story and the characters were stolen from his book Pierrot Le Poisson-Clown (Pierrot the Clownfish). The voice and call is heard by hundreds of woman, including Annie Reed; she can't find a rest until she really knows for sure that Sam Baldwin is not the one person for her. As such, in real life the film would more accurately be titled 'Grinding Nemo'"  (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/06/05/state2022EDT0148.DTL). His eight year old son Jonah thinks that his father needs a woman in order to get his life back on track, and calls into a Seattle talk show. "Although all drains DO lead to water," they read, "said water always passes through a turbine before leading to the ocean. The movie is about Sam Baldwin's bind; to live life and move on, or to mourn and stay away from women. Major sewage companies teamed with Disney to release press statements that attempted to address the situation with humor.
The film stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie Reed. At the same time, the film had a central theme that "all drains lead back to the ocean." (A main character escapes from imprisonment by going down a sink drain and ending up in the sea.) This allegedly caused many children to flush their living fish down toilets in imitation of the picture. Sleepless In Seattle is a 1993 movie, directed by Nora Ephron, based on the book by Jeff Arch. The film's prominent use of clownfish prompted mass purchase of the animals for children's pets in the United States (even though the movie portrayed the use of fish as pets negatively). Editor: Robert M. Reitano. (all characters played unknown). Cinematography: Sven Nykvist. (all voices unknown).
Music: Gene Autry. Nemo, meanwhile, gets involved in a plot with the other fish in the aquarium to escape from the dentist's office and return to the ocean. Producer: Jane Bartelme. Dory helps Marlin realize he has been too restrictive on his son and must make amends. Writer: Jeff Arch. Marlin is forced to venture into an unknown and dangerous world which he never dreamed of entering. Director: Nora Ephron. Thus it is up to Marlin and his newfound guide, Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a blue tang fish suffering short-term memory loss, to bring Nemo back.
Rob Reiner: Jay. Marlin, in this case, was correct, as Nemo is scooped up and taken to an aquarium in a dentist's office in Sydney, Australia. Dana Ivey: Claire Bennett. Because of this, Nemo ventures out into open water to prove to his father that it is safe to do so. David Hyde Pierce: Dennis Reed. Because of an incident that killed his wife Coral and all their children except Nemo, Marlin is an overprotective and restrictive father to his only son. Carey Lowell: Maggie Abbott Baldwin. The film tells the story of a widowed clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks).
Barbara Garrick: Victoria. The movie was released on a two-disc DVD on November 4, 2003. Rita Wilson: Suzy. The title character's name alludes to Captain Nemo, the submarine captain in two of Jules Verne's novels: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island. Victor Garber: Greg. The film also received a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award in 2004 for favorite movie. Gaby Hoffmann: Jessica. The film received an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2004.
Rosie O'Donnell: Becky. (In less than four weeks of the release of Shrek 2 in 2004, it surpassed Finding Nemo's domestic gross.) By March 2004, Finding Nemo was one of the top ten highest-grossing films ever, having earned over US$850 million. Ross Malinger: Jonah Baldwin. It was, for a time, the highest grossing animated film of all time, eclipsing the record set by The Lion King. Bill Pullman: Walter. Finding Nemo set a record as the highest grossing opening weekend for an animated feature, making $70 million (surpassed in 2004 by Shrek 2). Meg Ryan: Annie Reed. Finding Nemo is a computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released to theatres on May 30, 2003 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution.
Tom Hanks: Sam Baldwin. In the scene where Bruce tries to eat Dory/Marlin, Bruce says "Here's Brucie!" after popping through the door, in a reference to Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining. Bruce speaks with an Australian accent, so he is also likely a reference to a Monty Python sketch about a group of Australian college professors, all of whom are named Bruce. The great white shark's name is Bruce, which is also the name given to the mechanical shark used to film the movie Jaws. There is also a Mister Incredible comic book based on the then-forthcoming Pixar movie The Incredibles.
One of the toys that can be seen in the dentist's office is a Buzz Lightyear action figure. Two of Dory's several misnamings of Nemo are "Chico" and "Harpo," references to the Marx Brothers. ("It's wicked dahk down there, you can't see a thing...") Not surprisingly, this lobster was voiced by Stanton himself. Another nod to Stanton's roots: When the story of Marlin's journey is being spread throughout the ocean, one of the creatures telling the tale is a lobster with a Boston accent who uses the common local adjective, wicked.
The dentist's office has a picture of "Motif Number 1" hanging on the wall, a tribute by director Andrew Stanton to his hometown of Rockport, Massachusetts.
The obligatory A113 inside joke: the scuba diver who briefly blinds Marlin uses a camera with model code "A-113". When Nemo jumps through the "Ring of Fire" at the summit of Mount Wannahockaloogie, he earns himself the new name Sharkbait. "Hawk a loogie" is American slang for expectoration, a common occurrence in a dentist's office. Mount Wannahockaloogie ("wanna hawk a loogie") is the "mountain" in the dentist's aquarium.
Ray sings a song, "The Zones of the Open Sea" (about the different biological regions of the ocean), which is a pastiche of Tom Lehrer's periodic table song. Mr. Sheldon and Bob: Seahorse. Ted: Octopus.
Pearl: Flapjack Octopus. Tad and Bill: Tropical Fish. Ray: Spotted Eagle Ray. Mr.
Peach: Starfish. Jacques: Cleaner Shrimp. Gurgle: Royal Gramma Basslet. Deb: Four-Stripe Damselfish.
Bubbles: Yellow Tang. Bloat: Pufferfish. Gill: Moorish Idol. Nigel and Gerald: Brown Pelican.
"Monster": Anglerfish. Crush and Squirt: Sea Turtle. Anchor: Hammerhead Shark. Chum: Mako Shark.
Bruce: Great White Shark. Dory: Regal Tang, Blue Tang, or Blue Hippo. Marlin, Coral, and Nemo: Clownfish. Marc John Jefferies.
Jess Harnell. Bradley Trevor Greive. Leland Grossman. Aaron Fors.
Jessie Flower. Jeff Pidgeon. Caroline Kindred. Mike Wazowski (of Monsters Inc.) - cameo appearance.
Sherman's favorite patients (a take on David Reynolds, one of the writers of the movie). Davy Reynolds - one of P. Dolphins, lobsters, and swordfish - spread the word about Nemo. Gerald - Nigel's clumsy friend.
Turtle - Crush's father and Squirt's grandfather. Mr. Chuckles - Darla's first fish; killed by Darla. Anglerfish - the "monster" of the sea.
Sherman's secretary. Barbara - P. Beanie - the timid fish Anchor brings to the meeting. Barracuda - the fish that killed most of Marlin's family.
Bill - Tad's father. Ted - Pearl's father. Bob - Sheldon's father. Ray's students who utters "Oh my gosh! Nemo's swimming out to sea!".
Jimmy - one of Mr. Sandy Plankton - a classmate of Nemo. Andrew Stanton - Seagulls. Rove McManus - Crab.
John Ratzenberger - School of Moonfish. Erik Per Sullivan - Sheldon. Erika Beck - Pearl. Jordy Ranft - Tad.
Lulu Eberling - Darla, Sherman's niece. Bill Hunter - Phillip Sherman, the Dentist. Bruce Spence - Chum. Eric Bana - Anchor.
Barry Humphries - Bruce. Ray. Bob Peterson - Mr. Nicholas Bird - Squirt.
Elizabeth Perkins - Coral. Andrew Stanton - Crush. Geoffrey Rush - Nigel. Joe Ranft - Jacques.
Vicki Lewis - Deb/Flo. Stephen Root - Bubbles. Austin Pendleton - Gurgle. Allison Janney - Peach.
Brad Garrett - Bloat. Willem Dafoe - Gill. Alexander Gould - Nemo. Ellen DeGeneres - Dory.
Albert Brooks - Marlin.