Oh, God! You Devil

1984

Comedy / Fantasy

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 33%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 2461

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Director

Cast

Robert Desiderio as Billy Wayne
Eugene Roche as Charlie Gray
Ron Silver as Gary Frantz
George Burns as God / Harry O. Tophet
720p.BLU
883.79 MB
1280*682
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bkoganbing 6 / 10

Sin and corruption

The tale of Faust is the basis for the last film George Burns plays the Creator/Deity of Space, Time, and the Universe. Oh God, You Devil offers him a chance to see how the other half lives as he plays God's nemesis.

Again it lacks the profundity of the original, but Burns's droll humor again carries the day. And a double dose of it from down under is always good.

An ambitious man of music Ted Wass is not happy with the way his career is going. He'd like to be Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi instead of playing yet another wedding or bar Mitzvah. Who does he call on but George Burns the dark side.

Why the Deity is intervening for Wass is really never explained. He's a decent guy but so are a gazillion others. Maybe it was the chance to be in Las Vegas. If you are going to battle sin and corruption this is the place to do it.

A chance to see George Burns is always a reason to watch a film.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

George Burns as the devil

Bobby Shelton (Ted Wass) is a down-on-his-luck songwriter watched over by God (George Burns) after his father prayed for him as a sick child. He reluctantly does a Beverly Hills wedding. He asks to sell his soul to make it in the business and Satan (George Burns) obliges by signing him. Instead of the standard 7 years deal, he gets a trial period. He becomes superstar Billy Wayne in an instant. His wife Wendy Shelton (Roxanne Hart) is with another man in his place as Bobby but is pregnant with his baby when he was still Bobby. He tries to break his deal with the devil and goes in search for God. He's told to go to the desert and he goes to Las Vegas.

George Burns is good as a cigar smoking Satan. The movie could probably use more Burns. Ted Wass is not that great. This is a little darker and doesn't have quite the same humor as the original. I do need Bobby to do more to break the contract than simply finding God. It would be great if he does good deeds to appeal to God. There are opportunities for drama and humor that aren't taken. I do love the irony of Bobby going to Vegas to find God. It's definitely not as good as the original but it's good to see Burns again anyways.

Reviewed by Hey_Sweden 6 / 10

Worthwhile for any fan of Burns.

You can tell that George Burns is really enjoying himself immensely, here: he gets to play not only his signature role of God, but the Devil as well. Old Scratch, passing himself off as a super talent agent, gives aspiring musician Bobby Shelton (Ted Wass) a real Devils' deal. In no time, Bobby is having great success. But Bobby is not happy, because this also means saying goodbye to to the great love of his life, Wendy Shelton (Roxanne Hart). God and Satan ultimately have a show-down poker game in Vegas as they fight for Bobbys' soul.

Written by Andrew Bergman, this third entry in the series doesn't contain a lot of comedy fireworks. It only really comes to life the more that that old fountain of youth Burns is exploited for his full comic potential. He's a joy, although it is interesting that "Oh, God! You Devil" is played more straight, and for more pathos, than one might expect.

A top notch cast brings to life a variety of colourful characters: Ron Silver, Eugene Roche, James Cromwell, Robert Picardo, Robert Desiderio, John Doolittle, Jason Wingreen, Susan Peretz, Arthur Malet, etc. Silver is especially funny as a music industry insider. Wass actually delivers a very appealing and sympathetic performance, and naturally one actually cares about whether his rock star will be redeemed.

But it's Burns fans will be in Heaven, as the veteran star lights up the screen whenever he's around.

Six out of 10.

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