PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.
Instead of having the usual 555 prefix used in movies and television, a phone number used by God (Morgan Freeman) was an actual phone number in many U.S. area codes, causing owners of that phone number to be bombarded with calls. For the video release, this number was changed to 555-0123. The phone number used by Bruce later in the film was used by a radio station in Colorado and a woman in Florida, both of whom were deluged with calls wanting to talk with God. The producers bought these two phone numbers used in the film to stop the problems.
God, why do you hate me?
When God is explaining the rules to Bruce after getting Gods power, God tells Bruce there's only two rules he has to follow. 1. That he can't tell people that he's God. 2. He's not allowed to interfere with free will. Later in the movie, when Evan is doing a news report, Bruce is intentionally making Evan say and do things against his own free will which is clearly a violation of rule two but, God doesn't come in and do anything about it.
There are several outtakes and goofs from the movie during the ending credits.
For the video/DVD release, God's phone number (which was a real one) has been altered to 555-0123.
$67,953,330 25 May 2003