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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)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

Married to Bobbie Landers with two pre-teen children, Adam and Becky, living in Tarzana, California. Mild-mannered Jerry Landers is a hard working Assistant Manager at a Food World supermarket outlet. He's always trying to do his best at his job. But 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 those components as ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

"It's true. People have trouble remembering My Words. Moses had such a bad memory I had to give him tablets." See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$41,687,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,687,243
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout all three movies in the franchise, all of the main characters have something in common. They all have a background in music. John Denver was a famous folk and country singer. Louanne got her start with the starring role in a musical theater production of Annie. Ted Wass also began his career with stage musicals. Even George Burns himself got his start as a street performer and eventually vaudeville. See more »

Goofs

God's voice can't be recorded on tape and disappears from court records but his photograph is clearly visible on his taxi license. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jerry Landers: Uh, sometimes, uh, now and then, couldn't we just talk?
God: I'll tell you what. You talk, I'll listen.
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Do they make em like that anymore?
27 February 2005 | by triple8See 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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