Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks), a widowed father, thanks to his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show. He’s an instant hit with thousands of female listeners, who deluge his Seattle home with letters of comfort. Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam’s story and by classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) becomes convinced that it’s her destiny to meet Sam. There are just two problems: Annie’s engaged to someone else, and Sam doesn’t know, yet, that they’re made for each other.
Their first meeting
Well, second meeting if you count 1990's Joe Vs The Volcano! Anyway, in a plot half borrowed from An Affair To Remember, Sam (Tom Hanks) and Annie (Meg Ryan) agree to meet each other for the first time on top of the Empire State Building. Far shots and the Lobby of the real Empire State Building were used, however for closeups a replica was built in a warehouse.
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