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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.

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Garry Marshall
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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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He's been sentenced to the job from hell, with co-workers from another planet...and with a mission. 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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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 is shown driving a mid-1980s model Chevy S-10 pickup. In one scene, a shot of him turning his ignition key shows the steering column and interior of a completely different vehicle. See more »

Quotes

State Judge: Don't make me get the hot brick.
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Connections

References The Fugitive (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock N' Roll Part II
by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter
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Most appropriate title ever
30 April 2001 | by zetesSee all my reviews

More thought should have gone into the title for this film. They had to have known it was awful when they were making it. I saw it because I was a fan of Kinnear's from his Talk Soup days. It is absolutely worthless, though, other than one transcendent moment: Rue McClanahan, Blanche from the Golden Girls, is going blind, and her son, Kinnear, makes her feel Coolio's face as a joke. It's not funny. It's just bizarre. 1/10


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