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Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

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George Burns returns as God, and as Satan. They battle over the soul of a young rock star who is willing to sell his soul to the devil.

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

Andrew Bergman, Avery Corman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Burns ... God / Harry O. Tophet
Ted Wass ... Bobby Shelton
Ron Silver ... Gary Frantz
Roxanne Hart ... Wendy Shelton
Eugene Roche ... Charlie Gray
Janet Brandt Janet Brandt ... Mrs. K
Robert Desiderio ... Billy Wayne
John Doolittle ... Arthur Shelton
Julie Lloyd Julie Lloyd ... Bea Shelton
Ian Michael Giatti ... Young Bobby (as Ian Giatti)
Belita Moreno ... Mrs. Vega
Dan Ponce ... Joey Vega (as Danny Ponce)
Jason Wingreen ... Hotel Manager
Danny Mora ... Bellhop
Henry Reiss Henry Reiss ... Wedding Trio
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Storyline

George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was watched over by God as a baby, so now the Almighty and his nemesis have to duke it out over the soul. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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That's funny, they both look like George Burns. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dios mio, el diablo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,560,001, 11 November 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,538,850
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In Bobby's, as Billy, first concert in Buffalo, the venue changes from an amphitheater to an arena from shot to shot of the crowd. See more »

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The Devil: [the "original" Billy Wayne disappears after his contract expires] Things have a way of working out.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Dangerous Eyes
Music by Mike Post
Lyrics by John Bettis
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I Always Loved This Movie
27 August 2006 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

I don't care what anyone says. I have a thing for this movie. It's a great and simple script. Right down to the choice of that great old song that they sing a pivotal points and at the end (Fugue for Tinhorns from 'Guys and Dolls') George Burns' reprisal of this role was and is pure gold. The little things he says, those simple eternal truths hit home every time. They offer us a few words to live by and things to think about...in essence telling us that God's vast plan for the universe is really quite a simple one.

Ted Wass, I am convinced, is the only actor that could have pulled it off with so much charm and sensitivity. He's never been a glittering star, but he will always shine brilliantly for me in this role as the object of the devil's temptation and God's redemption.

Call this a too-religious-sounding review and I will say God is everywhere, even in this typeface.

I recommend this movie to sensitive people only. All others, I am sorry you will never get it.


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