Dear God


1h 52m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A con artist who can't fathom the idea of an honest day's work, Tom Turner has tried every scam in the book. Then, while trying to pay off a gambling debt, he gets arrested attempting to sell tickets on an airline that hasn't flown since the '80s! Sentenced by a judge to get a job or go to jail, Tom

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

A con artist who can't fathom the idea of an honest day's work, Tom Turner has tried every scam in the book. Then, while trying to pay off a gambling debt, he gets arrested attempting to sell tickets on an airline that hasn't flown since the '80s! Sentenced by a judge to get a job or go to jail, Tom reluctantly chooses to serve one year in one of the country's toughest institutions: the United States Post Office. As fate would have it, with the busy holiday season approaching, he is assigned to the Dead Letter Office. When first introduced to his new colleagues, a group of clock-watching, misfit co-workers, Tom begins to believe he might have met a better class of people in jail. Ever the charlatan, he inadvertently uses the unanswerable mail in a con of divine proportions. But Tom's holiday scam will transform him unknowingly into a very reluctant Samaritan, inspiring his postal partisans into a frenzy of goodwill and launching a Yule tidal wave that becomes the event of the season.

Crew

Stephen A Abrums

Makeup Artist

Randle Akerson

Sound Effects Editor

Stacy Alexander

Casting Associate

Dawn Ascher

Art Department Coordinator

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Eddie Avila

Production Assistant

Paul Babin

Camera Operator

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music

George Ball

Lighting Technician

Perry Barndt

Stunts

Robert Bateman

Song

Ron Batzdorff

Photography

Eric Bazilian

Song

Ben Beaird

Grip

Dale Becker

Other

Frank Bennett

Original Music

John Benson

Sound Editor

Ray Bickel

Stunts

Brian K. Bilson

Props Assistant

Gregory Bolton

Art Director

Robin Borman-wizan

Costumes

Bob Bornstein

Music

Shelley Peterson Boyle

Stunts

Albert Brenner

Production Designer

David Brenner

Construction Coordinator

Greg Brickman

Stunts

Karen Whipple Broderick

Assistant Editor

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Other

Gerry Brown

Song

Beverly Burton

Craft Service

Hal Burton

Stunts

Jules Chaikin

Music Contractor

David S Clark

Assistant Editor

Nat King Cole

Song

Gary Combs

Stunt Coordinator

Tom Connole

Camera Operator

Douglas Cook

Grip

J. Fred Coots

Song

Steve Cowie

Production Assistant

Dewayne Cozy

Production Assistant

Randy Crenshaw

Song Performer

Ann Culotta

Costumes

Mike Cunningham

Assistant Property Master

Devon Curry

Adr Editor

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Christopher Darden

Special Thanks To

Tracy Keehn Dashnaw

Stunts

Frank Del Boccio

Photography

Carol Depasquale

Script Supervisor

Paul Diamond

Craft Service

Georgia Dobbins

Song

Maurizio Dotto

Photography

Ken Dufva

Foley Artist

James Patrick Dunne

Music

Tammy Fearing

Foley Editor

David Fein

Foley Artist

Debra Neil Fisher

Editor

Cheryl Li Fong

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lynda Foote

Costumes

Tom Fox

Other

Carrie Frazier

Casting

Leigh French

Voice Casting

William Garrett

Song

Chris Geer

Song

Haven Gillespie

Song

Gary Glitter

Song Performer

Gary Glitter

Song

Amanda Goodpaster

Music

Robert Gordon

Song

Freddie Gorman

Song

Scott Graves

Lighting Technician

Mari Grimaud

Costumes

Heather Hall

Assistant

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Linda Harmon

Song Performer

Tommy Harper

Production Assistant

Rick Hart

Rerecording

Steven Scott Harwell

Song

Crystal Hawkins

Production Auditor

Christie Hawks

Assistant

Margaret Hilliard

Unit Production Manager

Brian Holland

Song

Deborah Hopper

Costume Supervisor

Bruce Hutchinson

Makeup Assistant

Mario Iscovich

Executive Producer

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Ed Kaplan

Screenplay

David Kershenbaum

Song

Nancy Jane King

Assistant Director

Darlene Koldenhoven

Song Performer

Josh Krawitz

Assistant

Jeffrey S Kunkel

Dolly Grip

Susan Kurtz

Sound Effects Editor

Shirley Kuzmunich

Other

Kim Lane

Assistant

Alecia Larue

Production Coordinator

Mike Leander

Song

Warren Leight

Screenplay

Garrett Lewis

Set Decorator

James Lo

Song

Rick Logan

Song Performer

Susan Stevens Logan

Song Performer

Lyle Lovett

Music

Jeremy Lubbock

Music

Jeremy Lubbock

Original Music

Elliot Lurie

Music Supervisor

Melissa Mackey

Song Performer

Bill Malina

Song

Robert Malina

Assistant

John Manocchia

Lighting

Charlotte Marshall-fricker

Special Thanks To

Lily Marshall-fricker

Special Thanks To

Joseph Mayer

Adr Editor

Kathy Mccart

Other

Tony Mccutchen

Music Arranger

Jack E Mclean

Lighting

Donna Medine

Song Performer

Anthony R Milch

Dialogue Editor

Ken Miller

Assistant Sound Editor

Irving Mills

Song

Charles Minsky

Other

Charles Minsky

Director Of Photography

Donald O Mitchell

Rerecording

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

Sarah Monat

Foley Artist

Frank Montano

Rerecording

Robert Morgenroth

Video

Jane Morris

Music

Treana Morris

Song

Barbara Nabozny

Assistant

Carol A. O'connell

Hair Stylist

Joan Osborne

Song Performer

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Kearie Peak

Coproducer

Angel Pine

Associate Producer

Isiah Pinkney

Song

Michelle Pleis-stirber

Assistant Sound Editor

Jeffrey Pollack

Music

Brett Raymond

Song

Brett Raymond

Music

Larry Rippenkroeger

Stunts

Michael Risoli

Assistant Director

Gary Ritchie

Other

Tim Roe

Photography

Carin Rogers

Dialogue Editor

Helen Ruiz

Production Auditor

Nina Saxon

Titles

Brent Scarpo

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Andrea Schlupp

Assistant

Jennifer Schwake

Production Assistant

Benjamin P Schwartz

Assistant Editor

Ellen H. Schwartz

Assistant Director

Ellen H. Schwartz

Coproducer

John-clay Scott

Stunts

Kenneth V Searle

Transportation Coordinator

Robert Sharman

Video

Don Sheldon

Song Performer

Jack Sheldon

Song Performer

Steve Shkolnik

Location Manager

Patrick Siembieda

Accounting Assistant

Randy Singer

Foley Mixer

Thomas W Small

Foley Editor

Beth Sterner

Sound Editor

Karen Stirgwolt

Associate Producer

J Strauss Jr.

Music

Paul E. Sutton

Grip

Matt Sweeney

Song

Rachel Sweet

Song Performer

Clay Tarver

Song

Dione Taylor

Hair Assistant

Steve Tisch

Producer

Midge Ure

Song

Midge Ure

Song Performer

David H Venghaus

Assistant Director

Corrine Villa

Assistant Sound Editor

Patrick J Don Vito

Avid Editor

Lia Vollack

Music Editor

Randy Waldman

Music

Tom Wallace

Music Arranger

Susan Walter

Assistant Director

Bill Ward

Assistant Sound Editor

Tom Ward

Special Effects Coordinator

James E Webb

Sound Mixer

Wendy Weidman

Casting Assistant

Christopher T Welch

Dialogue Editor

Barbara Sue Wells

Special Thanks To

Toby White

Photography

Billy Williams

Song

Jeffrey A. Williams

Boom Operator

Karen Wilson

Sound Effects Editor

Rick Winquest

Sound Mixer

Gareth Young

Song

Rick A Young

Property Master

Steve Zukmann

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 1, 1996

Released in United States on Video April 22, 1997

Began shooting March 12, 1996.

Completed shooting May 31, 1996.

Released in United States on Video April 22, 1997

Released in United States Fall November 1, 1996