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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:

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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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

Donald Pleasence only had two lines. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie when Jerry (John Denver) is walking out the back of the Food World store after being fired, you can see the Lucky store letters on the top of the store facing the opposite direction (the letters are backwards). Lucky is a supermarket chain in California. 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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Connections

Referenced in George Burns in Nashville??? (1980) See more »

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A Great Family Film
18 March 2003 | by shaadowloveSee all my reviews

What can I say about a film that stars two of my favorite actors? Its one of my all-time favorite family films.

George Burns is wonderful as God. He is patient, kind and easy to talk to-- everything that God is, in my humble opinion. I do like the fact that he is represented as less than perfect; he shows us the human side of our creator.

John Denver is great as the grocery clerk, the naive, put-upon modern Moses who tries to convince everyone that he's not insane.

The appeal of this film is the underlying message that God cares for us, and also the way the message is delivered in such a non-denominational, non-preachy, non-judgmental manner. Its a fun movie that reminds us that God is always watching us---not to squash us like a bug when we make a mistake, but to be there for us when we need him.

The movie appeals to all ages. 10/10 stars.


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