History Film / OhGod

18th Jun '18 2:04:02 PM valar55
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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. Music/JohnDenver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended the reign of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' at the top of the box office charts in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. Music/JohnDenver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains strain his marriage, endangers endanger his job, and puts put him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended the reign of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' at the top of the box office charts in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
13th Jun '18 3:33:13 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DealWithTheDevil: The third movie. The Devil gives Bobby Shelton the life of a famous musician in exchange for his soul. However, he finds out that, as part of the deal, his original life as a husband to a pregnant wife was now given to a person whose soul the Devil had already claimed. Bobby seeks to get out of the contract by contacting God, and God confronts the Devil in a card game to get him to release his hold on Bobby's life. Bobby is then restored to his original life and the rock star he was playing as is found dead.

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* DealWithTheDevil: The third movie. The Devil gives Bobby Shelton the life of a famous musician in exchange for his soul. However, he finds out that, as part of the deal, his original life as a husband to a pregnant wife was now given to a person whose soul the Devil had already claimed.claimed -- incidentally, the rock star Bobby was now playing as who had a similar deal himself. Bobby seeks to get out of the contract by contacting God, and God confronts the Devil in a card game to get him to release his hold on Bobby's life. Bobby is then restored to his original life and the rock star he was playing as is found dead.
13th Jun '18 3:27:14 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DealWithTheDevil: The third movie.

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* DealWithTheDevil: The third movie. The Devil gives Bobby Shelton the life of a famous musician in exchange for his soul. However, he finds out that, as part of the deal, his original life as a husband to a pregnant wife was now given to a person whose soul the Devil had already claimed. Bobby seeks to get out of the contract by contacting God, and God confronts the Devil in a card game to get him to release his hold on Bobby's life. Bobby is then restored to his original life and the rock star he was playing as is found dead.
13th Jun '18 3:21:45 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DrivenToSuicide: Bobby Shelton in the third movie, when he assumes God hasn't heard his prayer of escape from his rock star life, ends up seeking release through death by drug overdose. However, since this is during God having a card game with the Devil and forcing the Devil to release his hold on Bobby's life, Bobby escapes death by being restored to his original life and the rock star that he was playing as is found dead instead.
13th Jun '18 3:18:57 AM VicGeorge2011
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* PrayerIsALastResort: Bobby Shelton is reduced to praying to God to be delivered from his situation of living a rock star life in the third movie so that he could be restored to his original life of an obscure musician with a pregnant wife.

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* PrayerIsALastResort: Bobby Shelton is reduced to praying to God to be delivered from his situation of living a rock star life in the third movie so that he could be restored to his original life of an obscure musician with a pregnant wife. God answers the prayer with [[GiveMeASign a rainbow over Vegas in the middle of the night]] and by pressuring the Devil in a card game to take his hand off Bobby Shelton's life, though in the process Bobby ends up killing the rock star he had been playing the life of so he could escape.
13th Jun '18 3:15:20 AM VicGeorge2011
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* PrayerIsALastResort: Bobby Shelton is reduced to praying to God to be delivered from his situation of living a rock star life in the third movie so that he could be restored to his original life of an obscure musician with a pregnant wife.
29th Dec '17 4:08:06 PM nombretomado
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** Perhaps he's just being [[DeadpanSnarker snarky about it?]] After all...he ''is'' being played by GeorgeBurns.

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** Perhaps he's just being [[DeadpanSnarker snarky about it?]] After all...he ''is'' being played by GeorgeBurns.Creator/GeorgeBurns.



* DeadpanSnarker: God, as played by GeorgeBurns.

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* DeadpanSnarker: God, as played by GeorgeBurns.Creator/GeorgeBurns.
6th Sep '17 11:01:23 PM Ezclee4050
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The [[{{UsefulNotes/Mormonism}} Mormon]]-owned ''Deseret News'' in Salt Lake City refused to print the title of the original in 1977. The movie ads would just label it as "A comedy starring George Burns" or even just show his picture along with quotes from the film. They had no problem with the sequels.


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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "God" as an interjection was still considered a swear word by a lot of folks in 1977. At least one newspaper (the [[{{UsefulNotes/Mormonism}} Mormon]]-owned ''Deseret News'' in Salt Lake City) refused to [[{{Bowdlerization}} print the title]] of the original. The movie ads would just label it as "A comedy starring George Burns" or even just show his picture along with quotes from the film. Probably because it was such a good-natured film (with God portrayed positively), the sequels didn't have this problem at all.
6th Sep '17 6:40:30 PM Ezclee4050
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The [[{{UsefulNotes/Mormonism}} Mormon]]-owned ''Deseret News'' in Salt Lake City refused to print the title of the original in 1977. The movie ads would just label it as "A comedy starring George Burns" or even just show his picture along with quotes from the film. They had no problem with the sequels.
17th Jun '17 4:45:02 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. John Denver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended the reign of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' at the top of the box office charts in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. John Denver Music/JohnDenver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended the reign of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' at the top of the box office charts in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
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