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Oh, God! Book II (1980)

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God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Director:

Gilbert Cates

Writers:

Josh Greenfeld (story), Josh Greenfeld (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Burns ... God
Suzanne Pleshette ... Paula Richards
David Birney ... Don Richards
Louanne ... Tracy Richards
John Louie ... Shingo
Conrad Janis ... Charles Benson, School Principal
Anthony Holland ... Dr. Jerome Newell
Hugh Downs ... NBC Newscaster
Joyce Brothers ... Self on NBC
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Judge Thomas Miller
Marian Mercer ... Harriet Manley
Bebe Drake ... Dr. Young, School Psychologist (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
Mari Gorman ... Mrs. Hudson, Tracy's Teacher
Vernon Weddle Vernon Weddle ... Superintendant Jeffrey Hodges
Alma Beltran ... Rosa, Paula's Housekeeper
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Storyline

Second "Oh, God!" movie has God appearing before eleven-year-old Tracy Richards to ask for her help to spread his word and influence over the world which she suggests the slogan "Think God". Naturaly, Tracy's divorced parents Paula and Don think Tracy's just crazy and plot to halt her "heaven-sent" mission to spread God's word. Written by matt-282

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That's right, I made another movie. You know me, I can't stop creating.

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

All the performances in this movie are abysmal, just abysmal. As is the script, direction; etc. They should have gone full throttle into the silliness here, and done the whole thing in claymation; with musical numbers; smell-o-vision and buzzers under the seats. It could not have made the movie any worse. See more »

Goofs

When Tracey and her father are riding to the restaurant in his Jeep, they are not wearing seat belts. This is obvious when Tracey kisses her father on the cheek. In 1980, there were no mandatory seat belt laws. The first mandatory seat belt law was enacted in New York State in 1984. See more »

Quotes

God: [answering Tracy's question about why there is so much suffering in the world] I know this sounds like a cop-out, Tracy, but there's nothing I can do about pain and suffering. It's built into the system.
Tracy Richards: Which You invented.
God: Right. But my problem was I could never figure out how to build anything with just one side to it.
Tracy Richards: One side?
God: You ever see a front without a back?
Tracy Richards: No.
God: A top without a bottom?
Tracy Richards: No.
God: An up without a down?
Tracy Richards: No.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

At least three scenes appear in the broadcast TV version that do not appear on the DVD release: 1) Tracy buys an ice cream cone from God, who is working as an ice cream vendor in a park. 2) Later in the movie, in the sequence where Tracy is looking for God, she sees an ice cream vendor that she mistakes for God, and the man asks her what flavor she wants. 3) Some dialogue between Tracy and God in which they discuss having a "business lunch". The first scene is referred to by Dr. Newall when he is discussing Tracy with her parents, and then later by Tracy herself at her hearing. The third scene is indirectly referenced by Tracy's father remarking to her that if he were going to "sell the high qualities of a person, he would take that person to lunch." See more »

Connections

Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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God uses a little girl to spread his message.
6 March 2011 | by TOMASBBloodhoundSee all my reviews

This is a cutesy little family film with its heart in the right place. Nothing more. If God thinks things on Earth were screwed up in 1980, what would he possibly think now? Are these rising gas prices his way of getting our attention these days? This film is a sequel to film in which God (George Burns) apparently used John Denver to help spread his message. I guess it either didn't work, or so many people were afraid of Denver's singing that they didn't want to tune in and find out. In this film, God picks a young girl named Tracy to come up with a slogan that could get people to think about him once again. Being as her father is in advertising, she would seem to be a good fit. But then why wouldn't God just pick him to do it? Well, you see it's because kids are cuter when they are out spreading a slogan like "Think God". In no time Tracy and her friends have plastered or written the message in chalk all over their L.A. neighborhood. Needless to say, the school board types are not amused. And if any kid tried this today.... sheesh! Who would show up to protest first? Probably the ACLU, followed by Michael Moore. Anyway, Tracy's troubles are just getting started.

God sure doesn't make this easy on her! Not only is it tough to think of a good slogan, but he also talks to her where others can see. Of course they cannot also see God, so they all think Tracy is talking to herself and losing her mind. Also, her school work suffers. God does at least help her with her math, and he admits he made mathematics too hard. I agree. Tracy is eventually expelled from school, picked apart by doctors, and has her life turned inside out. But she is doing God a favor, so I guess its worth it. There is also a small subplot about Tracy's separated parents reconciling after a few jokes about the big breasts of her father's new girlfriend. The acting is good enough. Burns plays essentially himself which is charming as expected. Louanne, who plays Tracy isn't as annoying as most child actors. The parents are good enough. The film delivers about what you'd expect. Its passable family viewing, but atheists should steer clear. 7 of 10 stars.

The Hound.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tracy and Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,439,846, 5 October 1980

Gross USA:

$14,504,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,504,277
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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