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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 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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What began as a request has become a miracle. 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)  »

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Cher bon Dieu  »

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$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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Garry Marshall: As the Postmaster General. See more »

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When Tom goes into the water to stop James from committing suicide, he removes his shoes and socks, and after getting out of the water, while talking to James, he suddenly has shoes on. See more »

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Tom Turner: See, the haves help the have-nots, and I hate to disappoint you, but we're the have-nots.
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References The Fugitive (1963) See more »

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Tight Around the Jaws
Written by Clay Tarver, Matt Sweeney and James Lo
Performed by Chavez
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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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