Dave's Next 50
Title: Oh, God!
Director: Carl Reiner
Starring: Georger Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence
Release Date: Oct. 7, 1977
Running Time: 98 min
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy
God tells Jerry the purpose of His visit, to have Jerry spread the word to the world that He exists and cares for humanity. Jerry then has the difficult task of proving His existence, first to his family and then to the general public. God supports him every step of the way, visiting him several times, even performing the miracle of making it rain inside Jerry's car. Jerry ends up writing a newspaper column and appearing on Dinah Shore, but most people, including his family, think he's nuts. His boss threatens to fire him unless he renounces his story, but he doesn't give up.
Eventually a group of powerful theologans, including Reverend Willie Williams, a former football player turned evangelist (God's quarterback), confront him. They make him take a theological exam in Aramaic which God helps him with, but God tells him to denounce Reverend Williams as the fraud he is. Once Jerry does so publicly in front of a huge congregation, the reverend punches him out and Jerry ends up on trial for slander. Finally God comes through, appearing in court and proving His existence to everyone in the courtroom. Jerry still ends up getting fired, but in a final visit, God tells Jerry he did good.
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