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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jerry Landers
... God
... Bobbie Landers
... Doctor Harmon
... Sam Raven
... George Summers
... Judge Baker
... Reverend Willie Williams
... Bishop Reardon
... Dinah Shore
... Rabbi Silverstone
... Briggs
... Mr. McCarthy
... Greek Bishop Markos
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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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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Comedy | Fantasy

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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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Briefly ended Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)'s fifteen-week reign at the number one spot at the box-office in October of 1977, before Star Wars returned to the top spot the following week. See more »

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When Jerry tries to pick up Adam at school and Adam declines the ride, Jerry opens the car door and the window is open, but a few inches from being fully lowered (there are 3-4 inches of window visible). When Adam closes the door and talks to Jerry through the window, the window is all the way down - and as it is a manual window it could not have been lowered by Jerry in less than a second from the drivers' seat. See more »

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Bobbie Landers: Jerry, I don't want the kids on TV.
Jerry Landers: Can't be any worse than watching it.
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References Joan of Arc (1948) See more »

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Not only a wonderful comedy
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A film which is not only a wonderful comedy but one which amplified & interpreted my own experience. What I mean is: I was much taken by the theological points put into the mouth of God by the scriptwriters. I found myself thinking "what God is saying adds up for me. It's the kind of God I want to believe in".


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