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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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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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7 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguém Lá em Cima Gosta de Mim  »

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Donald Pleasence only has two lines. See more »


When Jerry comes inside after seeing the religious zealots on his lawn, his wife Bobbie is waiting inside. The initial shots of Bobbie have her pigtails alternating between both being in front of her shoulders and the left one being behind her shoulders. See more »


George Summers: You know I've heard it all in this chair. I know what being a manager can do to a man. Trouble with books. Humping checkout girls in the freezer.
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Referenced in Man on the Moon (1999) See more »

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Not only a wonderful comedy

A film which is not only a wonderful comedy but one which amplified & interpreted my own experience. What I mean is: I was much taken by the theological points put into the mouth of God by the scriptwriters. I found myself thinking "what God is saying adds up for me. It's the kind of God I want to believe in".

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