Oh God

Directed By: Carl Reiner Starring: George Burns

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A great movie

on 12/29/2012

I remember when this movie came out in the mid 70s. I was in my early teens and there was a lot of controversy in my Bible-belt hometown about this film being "blasphemous" and the like. Today, we all know better. There is a lot of truth in this film about standing up for what you beleive in, spirituality as opposed to affected piety, and fake preachers. Good message, particularly in the last scene. Watch it with your kids and have a discussion about it.

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When god appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.


Studio Warner
SKU 40167818
UPC 085391604723
UPC 14 00085391604723
Format DVD
Release Date 12/7/2004
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 1301
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Jerry Landers (a terrifically surprising John Denver) is an average guy in every sense of the word. He lives a completely normal, dull life, working at the local supermarket (where everybody, of course, knows him and likes him) and never doing anything out of the ordinary. That's why no one is more surprised than he is when God chooses to make himself known to the world through Jerry by sending him a typewritten, misspelled note granting him an audience with the Supreme Being. Jerry doesn't believe his eyes when God turns out to be an old, scrawny man (who looks a lot like George Burns). First, God must convince Jerry that he really is whom he claims to be; as Jerry grow closer and closer to him, he starts growing apart from his family--his wife, played by Teri Garr, thinks he has lost all his marbles. As Jerry goes public with God's message, his faith is tested every step of the way, resulting in a very funny and meaningful trial scene. This wry, thoughtful comedy from Carl Reiner, based on the novel by Avery Corman, carries a serious message about religion, faith, and the way people care for the world they've been given. George Burns is delightful as the forthright, wisecracking God; his scenes with Denver are cinematic treasures.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"--court clerk|"So help me me."--God (George Burns) being sworn in to testify in court
Carl Reiner
George Burns
Cast & Crew
Barnard Hughes - Actor
Barry Sullivan - Actor
David Ogden Stiers - Actor
Dinah Shore - Actor
Donald Pleasence - Actor
George Burns - Actor
Paul Sorvino - Actor
Ralph Bellamy - Actor
Teri Garr - Actor
John Denver - Actor
William Daniels - Actor
Avery Corman - Based On Novel By
Carl Reiner - Director
Victor J. Kemper - Director of Photography
Bud Molin - Editor
Jack Elliott - Musical Score
Jerry Weintraub - Producer
Larry Gelbart - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1977
Catalog ID 16047
UPC 00085391604723
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1978) Larry Gelbart, Nominee, Best Writing: Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Commentary
Product Attributes
Actor Burns,George
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...eschews cheap jokes to build a credible story with warm performances and upbeat message.
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Sincere performances and optimistic end make for a satisfying story.
The Motion Picture Guide Burns delivers the goods...

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