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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.

Director:

Carl Reiner

Writers:

Larry Gelbart (screenplay), Avery Corman (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Dinah Shore
Jeff Corey ... Rabbi Silverstone
George Furth ... Briggs
David Ogden Stiers ... Mr. McCarthy
Titos Vandis ... Greek Bishop Markos
Moosie Drier Moosie Drier ... Adam Landers
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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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Taglines:

Suppose - Just Suppose - God Told You To Spread The Word? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alguém Lá em Cima Gosta de Mim See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$41,687,243
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Donald Pleasence only had two lines. See more »

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When God makes it rain in Jerry's car, shots taken from Jerry's left show his hair dry, but shots taken from his right show his hair soaking wet. These shots alternate several times, always with the same inconsistency. See more »

Quotes

Adam Landers: Well, what do you think?
Becky Landers: Maybe he's going through a stage. You know, mentalpause.
Adam Landers: That's menopause.
Becky Landers: Yeah, like Grandma!
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Wholesome comedy
23 May 2003 | by jimbo429See all my reviews

John Denver made his film debut with this wonderful wholesome comedy. He plays an ordinary supermarket worker who is honest and straightforward. He has a loving wife and 2 kids. God, out of the blue, picks him to spread the Word. Everyone is sceptical as Jerry Landers (Denver) tries to make believers out of them. George Burns was a perfect choice to play the Almighty. John Denver doesn't sing in this film, but still comes off as an honest (if somewhat naive) person. The car he drives is definitely a 70's relic (the Pacer, I miss those!). Watching the scenes with just Burns and Denver strikes me as sad because they are no longer with us. The film is not too preachy (a plus in my book) and puts just a hint of humor in it all (like the courtroom scene).


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