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Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 23 May 2003 (USA)
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A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Writers:

Steve Koren (story), Mark O'Keefe (story) | 3 more credits »
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3,099 ( 706)
7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Bruce Nolan
Morgan Freeman ... God
Jennifer Aniston ... Grace Connelly
Philip Baker Hall ... Jack Baylor
Catherine Bell ... Susan Ortega
Lisa Ann Walter ... Debbie
Steve Carell ... Evan Baxter (as Steven Carell)
Nora Dunn ... Ally Loman
Eddie Jemison ... Bobby
Paul Satterfield Paul Satterfield ... Dallas Coleman
Mark Kiely ... Fred Donohue
Sally Kirkland ... Anita
Tony Bennett ... Self
Timothy Di Pri ... Bruce's Cameraman (as Timothy DiPri)
Brian Tahash Brian Tahash ... Bruce's Soundman
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Storyline

Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and the love of his girlfriend Grace . At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. God appears in human form and, endowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. Written by Cezzie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He's got the power. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

God was originally meant to be played by Robert De Niro. See more »

Goofs

When Bruce answers prayers at high speed (at the computer), he puts his coffee mug down on his left. When he answers all prayers "Yes", the mug has disappeared from his left, and he picks it up from his right. See more »

Quotes

Grace: [after Bruce was attacked by hoodlums] Oh, thank God you're all right.
Bruce: Yeah, let's thank God, shall we? For his blessings are raining down upon me. Wait, that's not rain!
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Crazy Credits

There are several outtakes and goofs from the movie during the ending credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the video/DVD release, God's phone number (which was a real one) has been altered to 555-0123. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Jim Carrey Moments (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Ruled the World
Written by Cyril Ornadel, Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of RPM RECORDS / COLUMBIA RECORDS
[Performed by a band when Bruce and Grace are in a restaurant]
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Carrey delivers
24 May 2003 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Broad, amusing, well-intended comic fantasy about an ambitious reporter who hates his job and dreams of becoming a news anchor. After suffering from some hard luck, the reporter directs his anger toward God whom he feels is ignoring him completely, until he has an unexpected celestial encounter that endows him with divine powers that allow him to see the truth. Well-crafted comedy suffers from occasional lapses due to conventional story elements, but it's good-natured and consistently laugh-out loud funny, with some terrific sight gags, clever ideas, and a perfect part for Carrey who makes a welcomed return to the kind of silliness that made him a star. ***


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,953,330, 25 May 2003

Gross USA:

$242,829,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$484,592,874
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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