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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobbie Landers
Doctor Harmon
Sam Raven
George Summers
Judge Baker
Reverend Willie Williams
Bishop Reardon
Rabbi Silverstone
Mr. McCarthy, District Produce Manager
Titos Vandis ...
Moosie Drier ...
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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Anybody who could turn Lot's wife into a pillar of salt, incinerate Sodom and Gomorrah and make it rain for forty days and forty nights has got to be a fun guy. See more »


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Also Known As:

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Did You Know?


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 Jerry tries to pick up Adam at school and Adam declines the ride, Jerry opens the car door and the window is open, but a few inches from being fully lowered (there are 3-4 inches of window visible). When Adam closes the door and talks to Jerry through the window, the window is all the way down - and as it is a manual window it could not have been lowered by Jerry in less than a second from the drivers' seat. See more »


God: The reason I put everyone here naked... I wasn't trying to be cute. It's just that with clothes there's right away pockets, and pockets, you gotta put something in 'em.
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Referenced in Alice: Oh, George Burns! (1978) See more »

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One of the funniest movies ever!
25 March 2001 | by (Philadelphia,PA) – See all my reviews

Oh,God! is one movie I could see 1000 times and still be laughing. John Denver and George Burns were marvelous together and had a wonderful supporting cast around them.God coming to earth to give the message that He gave us the world and what is in it and that it is up to us to make it work is a wonderful message in this movie.This movie shows that the world lost A LOT when George Burns and John Denver died.This movie is funny without taking cheap shots at religion. I give it a rating of 10 out of 10. Considering that the 25th anniversary of this movie's original release will be in 2002,it would be wonderful if this movie was re-released theatrically then.

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