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Dear God (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 1 November 1996 (USA)
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When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The post office, however, is annoyed.

Director:

Garry Marshall
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kinnear ... Tom Turner
Laurie Metcalf ... Rebecca Frazen
Maria Pitillo ... Gloria McKinney
Tim Conway ... Herman Dooly
Hector Elizondo ... Vladek Vidov
Jon Seda ... Handsome
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Idris Abraham
Anna Maria Horsford ... Lucille Barnett
Kathleen Marshall ... Whispering Wendy
Isadora O'Boto ... Hot Mary
Felix Pire ... Ramon (as Felix A. Pire)
Donal Logue ... Webster
Sam McMurray ... Federal Prosecutor
Nancy Marchand ... Judge Kits Van Heynigan
Larry Miller ... State Judge
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Storyline

Tom Turner is a con man, defrauding people from their money with a variety of two-bit hustles. One night he makes the mistake of attempting to hustle some undercover cops, and finds himself in court faced with the dilemma of either going to jail or getting a real job. Choosing to stay out of jail, he gets a job at the post office working in their Dead Letter Office helping to sort Dead Letters (i.e. mail which, for whatever reason, can't be delivered). Some of the mail he recieves can't be delivered because it's addressed to God, and he accidentally answers (sending them money in the process). This starts the ball rolling as more of his co-workers get in on the idea of helping people by answering "God" mail. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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What began as a request has become a miracle. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cher bon Dieu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,213,045, 3 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,061,018, 12 January 1997
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Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hanks, Robin Williams and Richard Dreyfuss all turned down the male lead. See more »

Goofs

Tom's can of drink changes from a Pepsi to a Diet Pepsi. See more »

Quotes

Bodacious TV Anchor: ...this may be the first time that a serial killer has used poison cereal to kill his victims...
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Connections

References The Fugitive (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandeburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major
by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
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Starts bad, gets better - Not a great movie
21 August 2000 | by MrPositiveSee all my reviews

Dear God Well I really have to agree with most other people here; it starts off bad, but gets better. I watched the beginning of it, and waited for it to get into the swing of things, but it really was terrible, so I went off for a while. I came back later and to my surprise it had actually gotten better, still not great, but ‘watch'able. There is a lot about this movie that is very unbelievable, but hey – we watch movies for entertainment, so it doesn't really matter how realistic they are (but yes, I know it helps if it is believable). It's actually not even funny; I didn't laugh at any of the bits I saw, oh well.

Do not rent it, ever. If it is on TV I guess, if you have nothing else to do, watch it, but it's not worth taping or going out of your way to see.


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