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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you could be God for one week, what would you do? 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A crane was blown over by strong winds during shooting. It was reported at the time that Jennifer Aniston, who was standing with her back to the crane, didn't see it toppling towards her but Jim Carrey pushed her out of the way in time to avert a serious accident. Jim Carrey subsequently played down the extent of the peril, and said that the stories were exaggerated. Jennifer Aniston has since denied that she was even there. See more »


The hood of Bruce's car is alternately damaged and undamaged between shots. 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 »


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God-Shaped Hole
Written by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tiffany Arbuckle
Performed by Tiffany Arbuckle (as Plumb)
Courtesy of Essential Records
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User Reviews

I laughed so hard and long, my stomach hurts...
25 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want a serious laugh pain, watch this movie, and the things Bruce inflicts on his fellow newscaster. The deleted scenes are priceless. I don't know why they didn't include them in the original movie. It can't be because of time, since the movie is only 101 minutes long. Morgan Freeman is a brilliant actor, who has been overlooked for too long. Jim Carrey needs meds!

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