‘When Harry met Sally director Rob Reiner film reveals the original ending

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal pose for the movie ‘When Harry met Sally”, circa 1989.


“I’m glad that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I like that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts.”

Harry Burns’ (Billy Crystal) speech testifies of his love for the old BFF Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) in the 1989 rom-com ‘When Harry met Sally” is one of the greatest moments in film history.

But as a director, Rob Reiner, the original plan for the end had gone ahead, it would have never even happened.

“I was single for 10 years and making a mess of my personal life, in and out of relationships and not be able to make something work,” Reiner told PeopleTV.

“The first version of the script or the design we were planning to shoot Harry and Sally didn’t get together. They meet years later and then walk your own path.”

Fortunately for fans of love, the director met his future wife, Michelle during the production of the film, and it inspired him to change the ending to something a bit more romantic.

“We changed the end and this is what we heard,” Reiner said, adding that Crystal had even written some of Harry’s iconic speech.

“So that’s how we decided to the end of the film, that they are together again.

In his autobiography, “Still Foolin’ ‘Em,” Crystal revealed new details about another famous scene from the movie when Sally fakes an orgasm over lunch with Harry.

To show Meg Ryan what he wanted, wrote Crystal, Reiner sat across from him and started yelling and banging on the table in the sexual ecstasy.

The scene filmed at Katz’s Deli in New York’s Lower East Side, took the whole day in the can with Ryan by the countless fake orgasms before getting it right.

Crystal also revealed that it was he who came up with the film’s most famous line, which comes just after the fake orgasm.

An elderly woman at the next table to be played by Reiner’s mother, Estelle — turns to the waiter and says: “I’ll have what they have.”

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