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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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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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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 »

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Jerry Landers: But when you said... when you said everything would work out, uh, I thought you could tell the future.
God: Absolutely, I could tell the future, the minute it becomes the past. I said, everything could work out, if that's everybody's choice. People have to decide on their own what's to be done with the world. I can't make a personal decision for everybody.
God: [Jerry looks a little downcast] Why the face? So far, so good. We hit the papers, a little TV, we're in business.
Jerry Landers: You know, I'm liable to lose my ...
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Wholesome comedy
23 May 2003 | by See 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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