6.6/10
7,552
60 user 20 critic

Oh, God! (1977)

Trailer
2:58 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (based on the novel by)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a television special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin
18 Again! (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts... See full summary »

Director: Paul Flaherty
Stars: Charlie Schlatter, George Burns, Tony Roberts
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery.

Director: Martin Brest
Stars: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by fourteen-year-old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Director: Leonard Stern
Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Lorraine Gary
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
God
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Mr. McCarthy
...
Moosie Drier ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"It's true. People have trouble remembering My Words. Moses had such a bad memory I had to give him tablets." See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguém Lá em Cima Gosta de Mim  »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$41,687,243
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

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 »

Quotes

God: [Reading questionnaire] Which of the world's religions is closest to the divine truth?
[to Jerry]
God: The divine truth is not in a building or a book or a story. Put down the heart is the temple where all truth resides.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The George Burns One-Man Show (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not only a wonderful comedy
6 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

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".


23 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 60 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page