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Oh, God! Details


Adapted by Larry Gelbart from the novel by Avery Corman, the film stars John Denver as Jerry Landers, the assistant manager of a grocery store who is chosen by God (George Burns) to spread the Word to the rest of the world. Not surprisingly, Jerry is soon labelled a basket case: even his loving wife Bobbie (Teri Garr) doubts her husband's sanity. But there's enough evidence on Jerry's side for a panel of prominent clerics to demand that the hapless fellow prove in court that he's the agent of God. Donald Pleasence was supposed to have an extended supporting role in the film, but the first cut ran too long, and Pleasence's dialogue was eliminated -- but not Pleasence himself, who retains his prominent billing and is seen doing precisely nothing in several scenes. Netting $30 million on its first run, Pleasence was followed by two lesser sequels, both featuring Burns. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Larry Gelbart Best Adapted Screenplay 1977 Nominee


George Burns
as God
John Denver
as Jerry Landers
Teri Garr
as Bobbie Landers
Donald Pleasence
as Dr. Harmon
Ralph Bellamy
as Sam Raven
William Daniels
as George Summers
Barnard Hughes
as Judge Baker
Paul Sorvino
as Rev. Willie Williams
Barry Sullivan
as Priest
Jeff Corey
as Rabbi
George Furth
as Briggs
Titos Vandis
as Bishop
Carl Reiner
as Talk Show Guest
Murphy Dunne
as Stenographer
Hector Morales
as Waiter
Moosie Drier
as Adam Landers
Jane Lambert
as Mrs. Levin
Zane Buzby
as Girl
Dennis Kort
as Norman
David Ogden Stiers
as Mr. McCarthy
Jerry Dunphy
as Newscaster
Connie Sawyer
as Mrs. Green
John Ashton
Dinah Shore
as Herself
Kres Mersky
as Check-out Girl
Mario Machado
as TV Reporter


Carl Reiner
Jerry Weintraub
Avery Corman
Book Author
Larry Gelbart
Victor J. Kemper
Bud Molin
Jack Senter
Art Director
Nancy McArdle
Costume Designer
Don Cahn
Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Birnbaum
First Assistant Director