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God Told Me To
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Director:
Writer:
Larry Cohen (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 July 1979 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Don't let it control you! See more »
Plot:
A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(34 articles)
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Don't call me mama! See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tony Lo Bianco ... Peter J. Nicholas

Deborah Raffin ... Casey Forster

Sandy Dennis ... Martha Nicholas

Sylvia Sidney ... Elizabeth Mullin
Sam Levene ... Everett Lukas

Robert Drivas ... David Morten
Mike Kellin ... Deputy Commissioner

Richard Lynch ... Bernard Phillips
Sammy Williams ... Harold Gorman
Jo Flores Chase ... Mrs. Gorman
William Roerick ... Richards
Lester Rawlins ... Board Chairman
Harry Bellaver ... Cookie
George Patterson ... Zero
Walter Steele ... Junkie
John Heffernan ... Bramwell
Alan Cauldwell ... Bramwell as a Youth
Robert Nichols ... Fletcher

Andy Kaufman ... Police Officer
Al Fann ... Detective Squad
James Dixon ... Detective Squad
Bobby Ramsen ... Detective Squad
Peter Hock ... Detective Squad

Alex Stevens ... Detective Squad
Harry Madsen ... Detective Squad
Randy Jurgensen ... Detective Squad
Sherry Steiner ... Mrs. Phillips as a Girl
James Dukas ... Doorman

Mason Adams ... Obstetrician
William Bressant ... Police Officer
Armand Dahan ... Fruit Vendor
Vida Taylor ... Miss Mullin as a Girl
Adrian James ... Prostitute
Leila Martin ... Nurse Jackson
Michael Pendry ... Attendant
Dan Resin ... Wall Street Executive
Sandro Mancori ... Wall Street Executive (as Alexander Clark)
Marvin Silbisher ... Wall Street Executive
Harry Eno ... Medical Examiner

Directed by
Larry Cohen 
 
Writing credits
Larry Cohen (original screenplay)

Produced by
Larry Cohen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Cordell 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Glickman (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Michael D. Corey  (as Mike Corey)
Arthur Mandelberg 
William J. Waters 
 
Casting by
Sylvia Fay 
 
Makeup Department
Steve Neill .... special makeup
 
Sound Department
Jeffrey L. Hayes .... sound (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Jane Landis .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefan Czapsky .... assistant camera
Coreydon Erickson .... key grip
Robert Geraldini .... chief electrician
Anthony Gonzalez .... key grip
Michel Grinbaum .... key grip
Janelle Webb .... still photographer (as Janelle Cohen)
Chris Balton .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Halston .... wardrobe: Miss Raffin
 
Editorial Department
Michael John Bateman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Frank Cordell .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alan W. Bailey .... production assistant
Harry M. Brittenham .... production consultant
Reid Freeman .... production assistant
Fenton Hamilton .... production consultant
Carmen La Via .... talent advisor
Arnold Mack .... production assistant
Fifi Oscard .... talent advisor
Johnny Ramsen .... production assistant (as John Ramsen)
Peter Sabiston .... production consultant
Michael Veiner .... production consultant
 
Thanks
Bernard Herrmann .... dedicated to the memory of (as Mr. Bernard Herrmann)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Demon" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-16 | New Zealand:R16 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #24563)

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Trivia:
First movie in which Andy Kaufman was cast.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The car in the flashback scenes was a 1951 Chevrolet, with post-1973 New York State license plates and registration. Briefly, it also turns into a 1939 Plymouth, when it hits a pothole.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Sweet Momma SweetloveSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Don't call me mama!, 6 January 2010
Author: dbdumonteil

In the Middle Ages,God told Joan of Ark to come to her people's rescue. So why didn't he tell someone to do something in 1976,the very year of "the omen" ?Satan had been very busy since 1968 and "Rosemary's baby" so why not God?Among all these supernatural movies ,"God told me to" is a decent movie with a rather interesting open ending,which does not use a ton of special effects ,and which features Sylvia Sidney the unforgettable heroine of the great Lang movies of the thirties -this role may or may not help her become part of the "Omen II"- and the grandma who defeated the aliens in "Mars attacks".

The cast is pretty weird :Sidney portrays an old lady ,an old maid,whose youth was disrupted by a mysterious event.Tony Lo Bianco ,whose best part remains "Honeymoon killers" ,is cast against type as a cop whose faith in God is strong .Even more surprising is Sandy Dennis's short appearance as his ex-wife :her potential is almost wasted.

The first scenes may remind some viewers of "Targets" ( Bogdanovitch).There are many hints at the Bible :the Virgin,Abel and Cain.An honest "religious" movie the last picture of which is still impressive today.

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