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Oh, God! -- 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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Larry Gelbart (screenplay)
Avery Corman (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
7 October 1977 (USA) See more »
"It's true. People have trouble remembering My Words. Moses had such a bad memory I had to give him tablets." See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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One of the funniest movies ever! See more (56 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Denver ... Jerry Landers

George Burns ... God

Teri Garr ... Bobbie Landers

Donald Pleasence ... Doctor Harmon

Ralph Bellamy ... Sam Raven

William Daniels ... George Summers

Barnard Hughes ... Judge Baker

Paul Sorvino ... Reverend Willie Williams

Barry Sullivan ... Bishop Reardon

Dinah Shore ... Herself

Jeff Corey ... Rabbi Silverstone

George Furth ... Briggs

David Ogden Stiers ... Mr. McCarthy, District Produce Manager
Titos Vandis ... Greek Bishop Markos
Moosie Drier ... Adam Landers
Rachel Longaker ... Becky Landers
Jerry Dunphy ... Himself
Mario Machado ... TV Reporter

Connie Sawyer ... Mrs. Green (Store Customer)
Jane Lambert ... Mrs. Levin (Store Customer)
Kres Mersky ... Check-out Girl
Byron Paul ... TV Engineer
Hector Morales ... Room Service Waiter
Wonderful Smith ... Court Clerk
Murphy Dunne ... Court Stenographer

Boyd Bodwell ... Religious Fanatic

Zane Buzby ... Girl
Dennis Kort ... Norman, Store Clerk
Bob McClurg ... Mechanic
Celeste Cartier ... 2nd Check-out Girl

Carl Reiner ... Dinah's Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Ashton ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Clyde Kusatsu ... Supermarket Employee (uncredited)

Stuart Nisbet ... Doorman (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Reiner 
Writing credits
Larry Gelbart (screenplay)

Avery Corman (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Jerry Weintraub .... producer
Original Music by
Jack Elliott 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper 
Film Editing by
Bud Molin 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Art Direction by
Jack Senter 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss  (as Stuart Reiss)
Makeup Department
Ruby Ford .... hair stylist
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (as Leo Lotito)
Production Management
Howard Roessel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Birnbaum .... assistant director (as Bob Birnbaum)
Victor Hsu .... second assistant director
David Nicksay .... second assistant director
Art Department
Edward Alona .... property master (as Eddie Alona)
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer
Don Cahn .... re-recording mixer
Jim Cook .... re-recording mixer
Richard Wagner .... sound mixer
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt double: John Denver
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator
Richard Hart .... gaffer (as Richard T. Hart)
Carl Manoogian .... key grip
Robert Marta .... assistant camera
Ed Natividad .... assistant camera
Michael J. Schwartz .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael J. Harte .... wardrobe
Nancy McArdle .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Ron Spang .... assistant editor
Music Department
Eugene Marks .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer

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98 min
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Did You Know?

According to screenwriter Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner initially envisioned his oft-partner Mel Brooks playing God, and Woody Allen playing Jerry Landers.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Jerry's body suit visible when he steps out of shower to talk to God.See more »
Court Clerk:Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
God:So help me, me.
Judge Baker:So help you, you?
God:If it pleases the court, and even if it doesn't please the court, I'm God, Your Honor.
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Movie Connections:
References The Exorcist (1973)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest movies ever!, 25 March 2001
Author: Gerard J. Buchler from Philadelphia, PA

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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