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Dear God (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 1 November 1996 (USA)
When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The post office, however, is annoyed.

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Tom Turner is a con man, defrauding people from their money with a variety of two-bit hustles. One night he makes the mistake of attempting to hustle some undercover cops, and finds himself in court faced with the dilemma of either going to jail or getting a real job. Choosing to stay out of jail, he gets a job at the post office working in their Dead Letter Office helping to sort Dead Letters (i.e. mail which, for whatever reason, can't be delivered). Some of the mail he recieves can't be delivered because it's addressed to God, and he accidentally answers (sending them money in the process). This starts the ball rolling as more of his co-workers get in on the idea of helping people by answering "God" mail. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Many people write to God. Somebody is answering.

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Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Cher bon Dieu  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,213,045, 3 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,061,018, 12 January 1997
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One of six films that Larry Miller has appeared in directed by Garry Marshall. The same is the case for Hector Elizondo, who's appeared in virtually all of the film's Marshall has directed as well. See more »

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When Tom goes into the water to stop James from committing suicide, he removes his shoes and socks, and after getting out of the water, while talking to James, he suddenly has shoes on. See more »

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Bodacious TV Anchor: ...this may be the first time that a serial killer has used poison cereal to kill his victims...
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by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Performed by Darlene Koldenhoven, Melissa MacKay (as Melissa Mackey), Randy Crenshaw, Linda Harmon, Rick Logan, Susan Logan, Donna Medine & Don Shelton
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Feel-Good, Positive, Uplifting
3 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I don't know what you guys are talking about, because I think this was one of the most feel-good, positive, and uplifting movies ever made. I own it, and I never get tired of watching it. It has a lot of heart and reminds me of the movie, Field of Dreams.


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