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Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

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George Burns returns as God, and as Satan. They battle over the soul of a young rock star who is willing to sell his soul to the devil.

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

Andrew Bergman, Avery Corman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Burns ... God / Harry O. Tophet
Ted Wass ... Bobby Shelton
Ron Silver ... Gary Frantz
Roxanne Hart ... Wendy Shelton
Eugene Roche ... Charlie Gray
Janet Brandt Janet Brandt ... Mrs. K
Robert Desiderio ... Billy Wayne
John Doolittle ... Arthur Shelton
Julie Lloyd Julie Lloyd ... Bea Shelton
Ian Michael Giatti ... Young Bobby (as Ian Giatti)
Belita Moreno ... Mrs. Vega
Luis Daniel Ponce Luis Daniel Ponce ... Joey Vega (as Danny Ponce)
Jason Wingreen ... Hotel Manager
Danny Mora ... Bellhop
Henry Reiss Henry Reiss ... Wedding Trio
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Storyline

George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was watched over by God as a baby, so now the Almighty and his nemesis have to duke it out over the soul. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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He meets his match in one hot comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dios mio, el diablo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,560,001, 11 November 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,538,850
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Devil appears in the movie as Harry O. Tophet. "Tophet" means "hell" in Hebrew. The initials also spell "HOT". See more »

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In Bobby's, as Billy, first concert in Buffalo, the venue changes from an amphitheater to an arena from shot to shot of the crowd. See more »

Quotes

[Billy Wayne's contract is about to expire. He finishes a song, and the audience applauds and then chants, "More! More! More!"]
The Devil: No more.
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Features Centipede (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

If It Was Only Up To Me
Music by Mike Post
Lyrics by John Bettis
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Sin and corruption
21 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The tale of Faust is the basis for the last film George Burns plays the Creator/Deity of Space, Time, and the Universe. Oh God, You Devil offers him a chance to see how the other half lives as he plays God's nemesis.

Again it lacks the profundity of the original, but Burns's droll humor again carries the day. And a double dose of it from down under is always good.

An ambitious man of music Ted Wass is not happy with the way his career is going. He'd like to be Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi instead of playing yet another wedding or bar Mitzvah. Who does he call on but George Burns the dark side.

Why the Deity is intervening for Wass is really never explained. He's a decent guy but so are a gazillion others. Maybe it was the chance to be in Las Vegas. If you are going to battle sin and corruption this is the place to do it.

A chance to see George Burns is always a reason to watch a film.


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