Search - Oh, God! on DVD

Oh, God!
Oh God
Actors: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bellamy
Director: Carl Reiner
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2002     1hr 38min

Suppose God personally chose you to spread His message to all humankind. That's what happens to supermarket manager John Denver in a graceful comedy blessed by George Burns in his best-loved role.


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bellamy
Director: Carl Reiner
Creators: Victor J. Kemper, Bud Molin, Jerry Weintraub, Avery Corman, Larry Gelbart
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: John Hughes, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/09/2002
Original Release Date: 10/07/1977
Theatrical Release Date: 10/07/1977
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 20
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai

Similar Movies

Oh God Book II
Director: Gilbert Cates
   PG   2005   1hr 34min
Oh God You Devil
Director: Paul Bogart
   PG   2005   1hr 37min
Heaven Can Wait
Directors: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
   PG   1999   1hr 41min
18 Again
Director: Paul Flaherty
   PG   2002   1hr 33min
Director: Steve Gordon
   PG   1997   1hr 37min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Two-Disc Special Edition
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
   PG   2004   2hr 21min
The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Widescreen Edition
Director: Andrew Adamson
   PG   2006   2hr 23min
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Single Disc
Director: Steven Spielberg
   PG-13   2008   2hr 2min
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Widescreen Edition
Director: Mike Newell
   PG-13   2006   2hr 37min
   PG-13   2007   2hr 23min
Romancing the Stone
Director: Robert Zemeckis
   PG   1999   1hr 46min
Meet Joe Black
Director: Martin Brest
   PG-13   2007   2hr 58min
Stephen King's It
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
   UR   2002   3hr 12min
Some Like It Hot
Director: Billy Wilder
   NR   2001   2hr 0min
Forrest Gump
Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition
   PG-13   2001   2hr 21min

Movie Reviews

Compelling View of a Very Personable God
J. B. Barton | Saint Petersburg, FL | 09/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When granted an interview with God, John Denver - an assistant manager at Food World, thinks that it is a practical joke by one of his friends. When the invitation turns up again in an unexpected place, it gets his attention - even though he doesn't believe in God. George Burns plays wonderfully as God and the ensuing scenes where he convinces Denver that he is who he says he is have an enduring and endearing quality. His message is simple. God is alive. God cares. We have been given everything we need to make it work - and it can, if we want it to. Convincing the world, however, is another matter. From the religious editor at the LA Times who thinks Denver is just another fruitcake to Denver's boss at Food World who is offended that Denver would suggest that God would pick an unbelieving assistant manager instead of him, a man who has prayed with Billy Graham, no less, all the personalities come out. After an appearance on Dinah Shore, spaced out weirdos show up on his lawn and harass his kids and wife. Finally, a panel of religious experts agree to give Denver a set of questions that he could not possibly answer (they are written in Aramaic). After completing the questions, Denver delivers his package and a few choice words from God to a stereotypical televangelist (aka "God's Own Quarterback" - having delivered the benediction at this year's Superbowl). The film finally culminates in a courtroom scene where Burns, as God, gives a powerful delivery. This film has some of the best writing. Burns has many humorous lines - it IS a comedy - but he also has some pretty profound and meaningful lines. In an obvious reference to the film The Exorcist, he comments on how easy it is for people to believe in the devil. But not God. He says that what we have here is some of his best work, that we should take care of it and appreciate it. He says that he knows how hard it can be in these troubled times to believe in God but, if it helps, we should know that he believes in us."
A great movie
Simon Gifford | St. Albans, UK | 08/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In this movie God (played by George Burns) chooses a supermarket assistant manager called Jerry Landers (the late John Denver) to try and persuade a town of non-believers that He is alive and kicking, and spread the Gospel. Jerry has a tough time convincing people that he really has seen the Almighty (even he thinks he is having a joke played on him at first) which spawn some nice comic situations, like trying to tell the audience of a TV chat show what he has seen.I really enjoyed this movie because while it is undeniably funny with some good lines provided by Burns and great chemistry between him and John Denver on screen - it is also very thought provoking. It makes some good points about religion and how we can perceive God - He can be whatever we want Him to be. ("I`m coming at you in a way you can understand" says Burns to Denver).I think anyone would enjoy this movie. It has great comic performances, and John Denver proves his talents weren`t just confined to singing. Highly recommended."
CULT MOVIES 40 | sydney, Australia | 02/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"40. OH! GOD! (comedy, 1977) Jerry (John Denver) is an assistant-manager for a produce store. He's an honest man who has a wife and 2 kids. Just your normal kind of guy that is until God (George Burns) requests an audience with him. He has picked Jerry to carry his message of good will to an increasingly pessimistic world. But Jerry finds that people are difficult to convert, he even has trouble trying to make his family understand that God appears to him as a kindly old guy. His faith remains strong until his call starts to slowly filter through.Critique: A surprise box-office hit when first released, it spawned other sequels that proved interesting ('OH! GOD! BOOK 2', 'OH! GOD! YOU DEVIL'). 81 year old George Burns shines as the perennial God, a role that he played with sweet abandonment. His deliveries of lines are perfectly executed. This God seems to have an answer for everything: on creating the world he quips; "to tell you the truth I thought about it for 6 days and did the whole thing in 1". What's most interesting is that the film takes an unbiased, non-religious look at our Creator. This God doesn't believe in religions or its leaders, and sees "human suffering" as being our fault (not his) since we perpetrate the acts. No wonder the very simple themes and in-jokes appealed to so many.QUOTE: Jerry: "Sometimes, now and then, couldn't we just talk?" God: "Tell you what, you talk I'll listen.""
Burns Almighty
J. Stillman | 10/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"There haven't been many comedies made that address the existence of God. "Bruce Almighty" is a recent film. Even though Jim Carrey is funny and Morgan Freeman is imposing as the King of Kings, the movie aims for cheap jokes and barely scratches the surface of giving the audience any insight into God's presence.

On the contrary, "Oh God!" makes me laugh, but also makes me think about why I exist and why good and bad things happen. I like the script very much. There are some funny moments as Burns tries to convince Denver that he's God. The rain in the car scene is my favorite.

But the movie also is intelligent and thought-provoking, especially when Burns gives his answers to the questions that are asked of him in the hotel.

There are very few special effects in this movie, and I think that also makes it stronger and more believable."