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Oh, God! (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  7 October 1977 (USA)
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When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.



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Adam Landers


Jerry Landers, a supermarket assistant manager and a good yet non-religious person, suddenly finds a note in the mail one day that grants him an "interveiw" with God. Thinking it to be a hoax he tosses it away, but when it keeps reappearing he finally gives in. Skeptical at first, he ends up carrying His personal message - that the world can work with what God's given us. Written by John Harvey

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7 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguém Lá em Cima Gosta de Mim  »

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When Jerry is in the hotel room about to give God a quiz, The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), is playing on the TV. Carl Reiner - the director of this movie - created and acted in "The Dick Van Dyke Show". See more »


When God makes it rain in Jerry's car, shots taken from Jerry's left show his hair dry, but shots taken from his right show his hair soaking wet. These shots alternate several times, always with the same inconsistency. See more »


God: The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) See more »

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Do they make em like that anymore?
27 February 2005 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

I was reminded of this wonderful gem of a movie the other night when I watched Bruce Almighty again with some friends. That's been a favorite of mine in these last few years. Anyway it reminded me a little of Oh God for obvious reasons, the references to God, and the thought provoking quality mixed with wit and intelligent comedy.

Oh God was one of my favorite comedies growing up. It definitely is the kind of comedy that doesn't get made anymore unfortunately. I have yet to read the other reviews of this and hope to find some tens besides me, because while this was by and large a comedy, it was a delightful one and one that still lingers in my thoughts which is obviously why I decided to do a review. Comedies, when they are perfectly made, deserve 10's.

This is a 10 and one of the most thought provoking and beautiful comedies ever made. I am sure there are many growing up now, whole hosts of people, who have yet to discover this and I hope they do, particularly those who are fans of Bruce Almighty and are not aware of this wonderful movie from the 70's.

And not being a sequel person, I was a bit surprised that the sequel to this was just as good. My vote is 10 of 10 for excellent.

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