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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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Bobbie Landers
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Doctor Harmon
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George Summers
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Judge Baker
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Reverend Willie Williams
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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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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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7 October 1977 (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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Jerry's body suit visible when he steps out of shower to talk to God. See more »

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Jerry Landers: [God is riding with Jerry in Jerry's car] Now, see, you know a lot of things and you've been making a lot of things happen, but none of it seems...
God: God-like?
Jerry Landers: Yeah, God-like.
God: And what to you would be God-like?
Jerry Landers: Uh... Change the weather.
God: Ah, special effects, huh? What would you like? A little earthquake? A small hurricane?
Jerry Landers: No, no. I wouldn't want anybody hurt. I was just thinking maybe, uh... What about a little rain?
God: A little rain?
Jerry Landers: Yeah, a small shower.
God: One small shower. You got it.
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Followed by Oh, God! Book II (1980) 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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