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Oh, God! (1977)

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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Married to Bobbie Landers with two preteen children, Adam and Becky Lambert, they living in Tarzana, California, mild manned Jerry Lambert is a hard working assistant manager at a Food World supermarket outlet, he who is always trying to do his best at his job. What is his generally uneventful life takes a turn when he receives a hand delivered note in the mail to attend an interview with God. Believing it a gag from his friend Artie Coogan, Jerry decides to go to the interview based on circumstances which compel him to do so. Based on further circumstances of the interview, Jerry, despite not being a religious person, ultimately does believe that who he meets with - initially only a voice - is indeed God, who eventually does show himself in a physical form to Jerry. God wants Jerry to be his messenger - much like a present day Moses - to pass along to the human race that "he" has provided all the necessary components of a successful existence, and it is up to the human race to do ... Written by Huggo

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7 October 1977 (USA)  »

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$2,040,920 (USA) (9 October 1977)

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$41,687,243 (USA)
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According to screenwriter Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner initially envisioned his oft-partner Mel Brooks playing God, and Woody Allen playing Jerry Landers. See more »

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Near the end of the movie when Jerry (John Denver) is walking out the back of the Food World store after being fired, you can see the Lucky store letters on the top of the store facing the opposite direction (the letters are backwards). Lucky is a supermarket chain in California. See more »

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Bobbie Landers: Jerry, what are you going to do about Mr. Summers?
Jerry Landers: What can I do? What do you want me to do?
Bobbie Landers: I want you to say no more about it, like he said not to!
Jerry Landers: Bobbie, Mr. Summers represents Food World. God is with "World" World! It's a slightly bigger obligation.
Bobbie Landers: Bigger than your job?
Jerry Landers: I have no choice! That's the problem!
Bobbie Landers: The problem is, you do! How far do you intend to take this? I mean, how long is this gonna' go on?
Jerry Landers: Until everyone gets the message! Until I can convince people of this miracle - I mean...
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A Great Family Film
18 March 2003 | by (Denver, CO USA) – See all my reviews

What can I say about a film that stars two of my favorite actors? Its one of my all-time favorite family films.

George Burns is wonderful as God. He is patient, kind and easy to talk to-- everything that God is, in my humble opinion. I do like the fact that he is represented as less than perfect; he shows us the human side of our creator.

John Denver is great as the grocery clerk, the naive, put-upon modern Moses who tries to convince everyone that he's not insane.

The appeal of this film is the underlying message that God cares for us, and also the way the message is delivered in such a non-denominational, non-preachy, non-judgmental manner. Its a fun movie that reminds us that God is always watching us---not to squash us like a bug when we make a mistake, but to be there for us when we need him.

The movie appeals to all ages. 10/10 stars.


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