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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Turner
... Rebecca Frazen
... Gloria McKinney
... Herman Dooly
... Vladek Vidov
... Handsome
... Idris Abraham
... Lucille Barnett
... Whispering Wendy
... Hot Mary
... Ramon (as Felix A. Pire)
... Webster
... Federal Prosecutor
... Judge Kits Van Heynigan
... State Judge
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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 »

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Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cher bon Dieu  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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A poster of the Tejano singer Selena can be seen in one scene, which it is hanging near the desk of Jon Seda, who plays Handsome. Jon stars in the movie 1997 movie "Selena" as her husband/lead guitarist, Chris Perez. See more »

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When Tom first reads Marguerite's letter to God, it's says she lives in apartment 2-F at the Normandie Arms. But then when Tom addresses the envelope to Marguerite, he addresses it to apartment 22-F. When Tom arrives at the Normandie Arms to get his money back, Marguerite is speaking to the other renters, she says she lives in 2-A. See more »

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State Judge: Don't make me get the hot brick.
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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Brandeburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major
by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
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One of the best Christmas movies in recent years!
27 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I just love this movie. It is funny and heartwarming. It has a happy ending. Laurie Metcalf is unforgettable along with a stellar cast. It may not be the best movie but it is fun to watch and enjoy. Tim Conway is unbelievable as a burned out postman. Laurie Metcalf as a burned out lawyer. Greg Kinnear who joins this zany group of people who are ordinary and do something to make themselves extraordinary people. It gives you a warm feeling by the end of the movie. Please rent or buy this movie. It's fun for the whole family. I love watching Rue McClanahan and Jack Klugman. The story might be flawed but it's always worth watching especially around the holidays when you need a little cheering up to do. Greg Kinnear is a good actor who is working at being a good film actor.


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