Anybody who could turn Lot's wife into a pillar of salt, incinerate Sodom and Gomorrah and make it rain for forty days and forty nights has got to be a fun guy.
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 9, 2002
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Teri Garr - Star, Carl Reiner - Director, Jerry Weintraub - Producer
- OH GOD! BOOK II
- OH, GOD! YOU DEVIL
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence & Ralph Bellamy|
|Performer:||Dinah Shore, Paul Sorvino & Barry Sullivan|
|Directed by||Carl Reiner|
|Edited by||Bud Molin|
|Screenwriting by||Larry Gelbart|
|Composition by||Jack Elliott|
|Art Direction by||Jack Senter|
|Produced by||Jerry Weintraub|
|Director of Photography:||Victor J. Kemper|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth'"--court clerk
"So help me me."
"So help me me."
- God (George Burns) being sworn in to testify in court
Rating: 4/5 -- Somewhere deep down, I think we all hope that God turns out to be like George Burns.
Flipside Movie Emporium
Rating: 4/5 -- Warm-hearted '70s comic fantasy has positive messages. Full Review
Common Sense Media
George Burns seems to be warming up for a good Second City sketch on God's return to earth as a rumpled vaudevillian, but it soon becomes clear that director Carl Reiner isn't kidding -- he really thinks this movie is going to save the world. Full Review
Rating: 8/10 -- Burns is everything we could hope for in a benevolent God--a kindly, reassuring voice; a sympathetic smile; a modest, unassuming manner; everyone's favorite uncle. Full Review
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Reiner does one of his best directing jobs and never resorts to some of the silliness he's demonstrated in other films. Denver is very affable and could have had a good movie career given the right material. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Burns is the Lord, Denver is a store clerk. Yet it all works, thank God.
Rating: 2/5 -- An uneasy amalgam or inconsistent attitudes, without enough humor or zaniness to divert attention from its questionable premise.
New York Times
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.
- OH, GOD was followed by two sequels: OH, GOD! BOOK 2 and OH, GOD! YOU DEVIL.
- Director Carl Reiner and screenwriter Larry Gelbart worked together on the classic 1950s comedy-sketch series YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS.