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Oh, God! (1977)

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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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Married to Bobbie Landers with two pre-teen children, Adam and Becky Lambert, they living in Tarzana, California, mild-mannered 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 with... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Alguém Lá em Cima Gosta de Mim  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,040,920, 9 October 1977, Limited Release

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$41,687,243
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Though George Burns was given top billing in the opening titles and all publicity, John Denver was given top billing on the end credit roll. 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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God: The reason I put everyone here naked... I wasn't trying to be cute. It's just that with clothes there's right away pockets, and pockets, you gotta put something in 'em.
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References Joan of Arc (1948) See more »

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Do they make em like that anymore?
27 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was reminded of this wonderful gem of a movie the other night when I watched Bruce Almighty again with some friends. That's been a favorite of mine in these last few years. Anyway it reminded me a little of Oh God for obvious reasons, the references to God, and the thought provoking quality mixed with wit and intelligent comedy.

Oh God was one of my favorite comedies growing up. It definitely is the kind of comedy that doesn't get made anymore unfortunately. I have yet to read the other reviews of this and hope to find some tens besides me, because while this was by and large a comedy, it was a delightful one and one that still lingers in my thoughts which is obviously why I decided to do a review. Comedies, when they are perfectly made, deserve 10's.

This is a 10 and one of the most thought provoking and beautiful comedies ever made. I am sure there are many growing up now, whole hosts of people, who have yet to discover this and I hope they do, particularly those who are fans of Bruce Almighty and are not aware of this wonderful movie from the 70's.

And not being a sequel person, I was a bit surprised that the sequel to this was just as good. My vote is 10 of 10 for excellent.


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