Dear God

Synopsis: Tom Turner is a con man, defrauding people from their money with a variety of two-bit hustles. One night he makes the mistake of attempting to hustle some undercover cops, and finds himself in court faced with the dilemma of either going to jail or getting a real job. Choosing to stay out of jail, he gets a job at the post office working in their Dead Letter Office helping to sort Dead Letters (i.e. mail which, for whatever reason, can't be delivered). Some of the mail he recieves can't be delivered because it's addressed to God, and he accidentally answers (sending them money in the process). This starts the ball rolling as more of his co-workers get in on the idea of helping people by answering "God" mail.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Garry Marshall
Production: Paramount
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

- "We're waiting for you at Zema's."|- I'm not well yet.

Better to show up light|than not at all. Get the lead out.

Don't be a kid-hater.|Santa's kids. Thank you.

- Who are Santa's kids?|- Santa's kids are everywhere!

Mr Baywatch!

And the mistress of the dark, Elvira.

There's an experimental treatment|that Medicare will cover,

but I have no way of knowing...

Sister. Give me your address.|I swear, I'll send you a cheque.

- No.|- Please.

No. When little Junior's|back on his feet,

I hope you'll do a loving act|of kindness for someone in need.

A loving act of kindness?

Sister Charlotte, what are you doing?

Happy Days' Erin Moran

and Princess Elinor Donahue...

A round trip to New York.|They were for our honeymoon.

She got this nasal disease.|I don't even know what you call it.

They're worth, like, $1,200 each.

But we don't have 1,200!

I'd take less. Like, two?

20, 30...

- Not now, I'm doing a transaction.|- How would you like to spread 'em?

LAPD. Merry Christmas, pal.

Of all the crappy deals...


Shouldn't you be arresting|a drug dealer or a movie star?

waiting for. Let's hear it, folks!

Case number 96-M 1-31-25.

You're next!

Mr Greek burn victim? Let's go.

The scars have almost healed.|So, how's your daughter?

She's... Never mind! Do you swear|to tell the truth, the whole truth

and nothing but the truth? If you get|let off, I'll splatter your nose.

So help me God?

Yeah, sure.

Would you like use|of the public defender?

I can handle this without a lawyer.|I have a lot of courtroom experience.

- As a matter of fact...|- Not with me. So settle down.

Don't make me get the hot brick.|Proceed.

Your Honour, the DA's office|wishes to file one charge of fraud,

but we believe this fraud|may be just one of many.

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Warren Leight

Warren Leight (born January 17, 1957) is an American playwright, screenwriter, film director and television producer. He is best known for his work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Lights Out and the showrunner for In Treatment and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. His play Side Man was a finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. more…

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