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Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  23 May 2003 (USA)
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A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Baxter (as Steven Carell)
Paul Satterfield ...
Bruce's Cameraman (as Timothy DiPri)
Brian Tahash ...


Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and the love of his girlfriend Grace . At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. God appears in human form and, endowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. Written by Cezzie

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In Bruce We Trust? See more »


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruce Allmächtig  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$85,734,045 (USA) (23 May 2003)


$3,408,154 (Japan) (16 January 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jack Nicholson was offered the role of God. He coincidentally played the Devil in The Witches of Eastwick (1987) See more »


Bruce refers to the upcoming ratings "Sweeps Week." A ratings sweep period is a month. See more »


[first lines]
Bruce: God, why do you hate me?
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Crazy Credits

There are several outtakes and goofs from the movie during the ending credits. See more »


References Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) See more »


Japanese Garden
Written by Andy Dorfman
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Lightweight, Fun Look At Thelogy
17 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who lives near Buffalo, New York, this movie scored points with me before I even saw it, since the story is based here. There are even some bit parts with real-life news-TV anchor people from Buffalo..and, for once, it doesn't knock the area. Hallelujah!

Theology-wise, puh-leeze!!! God is still made to look and think like humans...and, of course, be a bit on the liberal side. Being the lightweight comedy it is, it's nothing that should win any awards but it still is entertaining and is a pleasant way to kill 102 minutes.

There are some laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy scenes and, hopefully, audiences - from Christians to atheists.- got something out of this besides a few laughs, such as what prayer should really be all about. Kudos to the writers for at least getting that theology correct and giving a good message.

Overall, it's a good-hearted film that should offend very few.

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