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Oh, God! (1977)

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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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Married to Bobbie Landers with two pre-teen children, Adam and Becky Lambert, they living in Tarzana, California, mild-mannered 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 with... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Fantasy

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7 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguém Lá em Cima Gosta de Mim  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,040,920, 9 October 1977, Limited Release

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$41,687,243
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Though George Burns was given top billing in the opening titles and all publicity, John Denver was given top billing on the end credit roll. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Bobbie Landers: Telegrams. Notes in the mailbox! In the doorway. Did - they even put one in the dog's mouth.
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Referenced in The George Burns One-Man Show (1977) See more »

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One of the funniest movies ever!
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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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