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"It's true. People have trouble remembering My Words. Moses had such a bad memory I had to give him tablets."

“Oh, God!” is a comedy film starring comedy legend George Burns and country music star John Denver. The movie had a stellar supporting cast including Terri Garr, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bellamy, William Daniels, Paul Sorvino, Barnard Hughes, Dina Shore and David Ogden Stiers. The film was based on a novel by Avery Corman and was directed by Carl Reiner. It was well received critically and by audiences. The film spawned two sequels also starring Burns.

John Denver stars as Jerry Landers. He is a regular everyman who works at a grocery store. Landers is chosen by God himself, played by Burns, to spread his message to the world. Jerry does his best to make it known to all that would listen what God has to say to the world. He is not taken seriously by anyone and Jerry becomes the butt of jokes and skepticism. Even Jerry’s own wife is doubtful about his sincerity and she also doubts his intentions.

Jerry is confronted by religious leaders and continues to speak God’s words. Jerry translates that television preacher, Reverend Willie Williams, is a fraud and a phony. Reverend Williams sues Jerry for slander. The battle goes to court and Jerry is raked over the coals by the lawyers. During the trial, when it appeared Jerry was set to lose, he said that God could make a personal appearance and clear up the entire issue. While the courtroom attendees doubted Jerry’s sanity, God walked into the courtroom. He asks to be sworn in and to testify. In order to prove his identity, God performs some miracles including some sleight of hand tricks. Then to calm the doubters he leaves the stand, and disappears. God then makes a statement imploring everyone to not hurt each other, and to have faith in God and themselves.

Everyone tells Jerry that they were sorry for doubting him, and he reunites with his wife. God assures Jerry that he is in good hands.

| 1977 | 1 hr 38 min | 6.6/10 | 56/100
John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence
Carl Reiner
Produced By
Jerry Weintraub

Also starring John Denver

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