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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

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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 »

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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

Gross USA:

$115,821,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,821,495
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Company Credits

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Warner Bros. See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several references to The Wizard of Oz: full shelf of The Wizard of Oz books on the shelf behind Kathleen when she opens the door for Jessica and Maya, ruby slippers ornament that Kathleen is placing on the Christmas tree, The Scarecrow of Oz book opened on Kathleen's bed when Joe visits her place, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" playing in the closing scene. See more »

Goofs

It is shown several times that a key is needed to get into Kathleen's apartment building. However, when she leaves her building to go meet NY152 for the final time, she does not have her keys (and no purse or pockets). See more »

Quotes

Annabelle Fox: Oh, that's not my Dad. That's my *nephew*.
Kathleen Kelly: You know, I don't really think that HE could be your nephew.
Joe Fox: No, no, no, it's true. Annabelle is my - *aunt*. Isn't that right, Aunt Annabelle?
Annabelle Fox: Uh-huh, and Matt is his...
Kathleen Kelly: Oh wait, wait, wait, let me guess. Are you his uncle?
Matthew Fox: No.
Kathleen Kelly: His grandfather?
[Matt giggles, as he shakes his head]
Kathleen Kelly: His great-grandfather?
Matthew Fox: [laughing] I'm his brother!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Film title logo appearance as the closing credits finish See more »

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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Connections

Referenced in Schitt's Creek: General Store (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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One little comment
15 August 2000 | by RowsdowerSee all my reviews

This was an all right movie, but can I make just one little observation? If the movie is trying to make a social statement about big book chains with no personality (like Hank's Fox Books) greedily driving the little stores with charm (like Ryan's Shop around the Corner) out of business, how is it that the filmmakers chose to put every other scene in a Starbucks? Starbucks has undoubtedly forced more little shops out of business that any big book chain has.

This doesn't mean that it's not an enjoyabe movie. But it takes something away from Meg's righteous indignation when she woefully closes the bookstore and then goes to suck down a Mochacino.


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