Bruce Almighty


1h 41m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Bruce Nolan is a local Eyewitness News TV reporter in Buffalo, New York, best known for doing human interest stories--which makes everyone happy but him. Bruce would much rather be replacing the soon-to-retire anchorman. Essentially, Bruce is disconnected with everything in his life and rarely misses an opportunity to complain about it. He has a loving girlfriend, Grace, who runs a day care center and adores Bruce in spite of his negativity. Bruce is handed a great opportunity when he's asked to do the 23rd anniversary of Niagra Falls' famed Maid of the Mist boat, which will air live during sweeps. But the mist hits the fan when it's announced on-air--just before Bruce goes live--that the co-anchor position, about to be vacated, is going to Bruce's superficial rival. In front of millions of viewers, Bruce has an on-camera meltdown, punctuated by a four-letter word not yet cleared for network television. On this worst day of Bruce's life, he's fired from the station, beaten up by a gang of toughs, and his car is vandalized. Furious, Bruce rails and rages against the Lord for his rotten luck--which is followed by a curious set of signs, one of which leads him to an old building called Omni Presents, Inc. There, Bruce meets a janitor who reveals himself to be who he really is. He's heard Bruce's complaints and now has an offer for the choleric newscaster. By endowing Bruce with all his powers, God challenges him to take on the job and see if he can do any better!

Film Details

Also Known As
Bruce - Taivaanlahja, Bruce Allmächtig, Bruce den Allsmäktige, Bruce tout-puissant, Como Dios, El Todopoderoso, Todo poderoso, Todopoderoso, Una settimana da Dio
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Religion
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Andy Brokmeyer
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Buffalo, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Bruce Nolan is a local Eyewitness News TV reporter in Buffalo, New York, best known for doing human interest stories--which makes everyone happy but him. Bruce would much rather be replacing the soon-to-retire anchorman. Essentially, Bruce is disconnected with everything in his life and rarely misses an opportunity to complain about it. He has a loving girlfriend, Grace, who runs a day care center and adores Bruce in spite of his negativity. Bruce is handed a great opportunity when he's asked to do the 23rd anniversary of Niagra Falls' famed Maid of the Mist boat, which will air live during sweeps. But the mist hits the fan when it's announced on-air--just before Bruce goes live--that the co-anchor position, about to be vacated, is going to Bruce's superficial rival. In front of millions of viewers, Bruce has an on-camera meltdown, punctuated by a four-letter word not yet cleared for network television. On this worst day of Bruce's life, he's fired from the station, beaten up by a gang of toughs, and his car is vandalized. Furious, Bruce rails and rages against the Lord for his rotten luck--which is followed by a curious set of signs, one of which leads him to an old building called Omni Presents, Inc. There, Bruce meets a janitor who reveals himself to be who he really is--God! He's heard Bruce's complaints and now has an offer for the choleric newscaster--his job. By endowing Bruce with all his powers, God challenges him to take on the job and see if he can do any better!

Crew

Deena Adair

Hair Stylist

Steven Adams

Set Costumer

Fred Albrecht

Key Grip

David Leroy Anderson

Special Makeup Effects

Lance Anderson

Special Makeup Effects

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Tiffany Arbuckle

Song

Isaac Ardolino

Assistant Location Manager

Dana Arnold

Lighting Technician

Noah Arntson

Editorial Assistant

Julie Asbury

Coordinator

Ron Ash

Chief Lighting Technician

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Anne Aulenta

Hair Stylist

Pat Banta

Stunt Double

Pat Banta

Stunt Coordinator

Gary Barber

Executive Producer

Evelyne Barbier

Set Designer

Beth Bargas

Accounting Assistant

Christine Baur

Stunts

Eric Bazilian

Song

Ray Beal

Animal Trainer

Benito Benitez

Song

Odin Benitez

Sound Effects

Frank Bennett

Original Music

Michelle Beress

Office Production Assistant

Susan Bierbaum

Script Supervisor

Hal Bigger

Special Effects Foreman

Gaston Biraben

Dialogue Editor

Roger Birnbaum

Executive Producer

Veronica Bocanegra

Assistant

Simone Boisseree

Stunts

Dotan Bonen

Security

Paul F Boscarino

Driver

Michael Bostick

Producer

Mark Boucher

On-Set Dresser

Justin Brandstater

Matte Painter

Scott Brant

Accounting Assistant

Charles Brewer

Stunts

Leslie Bricusse

Song

Andy Brokmeyer

Cable Operator

Derek Brown

Transportation

James D. Brubaker

Producer

John A. Brubaker

Transportation Coordinator

Susie Brubaker

Visual Effects

Todd Bryant

Stunts

Joe Bucaro

Stunts

P J Burch

Assistant Editor

Kim Buttlar

Coordinator

Matt Byrne

Stunts

John J Cahill

Coordinator

Mary Jane Cahill

Driver

Bob Calvert

Special Effects

Joseph Campanaro

Transportation

Jack R Campbell

Transportation Co-Captain

Rick Canelli

Adr

Stacey Carino

Stunts

Jim Carrey

Producer

Jeff Carson

Music Supervisor

Harry Wayne Casey

Song

Kenneth Catando

Driver

Mary Catando

Driver

Michael P Catanzarite

Grip

Brian J Chandler

Transportation

Joe Chenier

Foreman

Carl Ciarfalio

Stunts

George Clinton Jr.

Song

James Coats

Song

Richard Cohee

Stand-In

Norman Cook

Song

Cydney Cornell

Hair Stylist

Bill Corso

Makeup Artist

Albert Coto

Driver

Ryan D. Craig

Assistant Director

Laurence Cropley

Lighting Technician

Maureen Crutchfield

Accounting Assistant

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Mario D'alfonso

Foreman

Raqueli Dahan

Makeup Artist

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Bryce Davis

Driver

Scott Davis

Song

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Carlos De La Torre

Assistant Director

Susan Deal

Craft Service

John Debney

Music

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Louise Demetre

Script Supervisor

Mike Denson

Driver

Nancy Deren

Set Designer

Linda Descenna

Production Designer

Stephanie Detiege

Assistant

Dennis Dewaay

Construction Coordinator

Douglas Dewaay

Foreman

Eric Dewaay

Foreman

Kristie L Dewaay

Craft Service

Linda Difranco

Dialogue Editor

Andrew Dorfman

Song

Adam S Dotson

Driver

Shawn Duchscherer

Lighting Technician

Willie Lee Duckworth

Song

Eugene F Duffy

Chief Lighting Technician

George Duke

Music Producer

Syd Dutton

Visual Effects

Alan Easley

On-Set Dresser

Billy Edwards

Costume Supervisor

Brad Einhorn

Property Master

Alicia Elkort

Accountant

Tyler Elliott

Assistant Location Manager

E. J. Butch Ertel

Projectionist

Christine Fegley

Craft Service

Steven E Fegley

Foreman

Julie Feiner

Adr Supervisor

Julie Feiner

Sound Supervisor

Rebecca Feldman

Accounting Assistant

Kim Ferry

Hair Stylist

Richard Finch

Song

Joe Finnegan

Stunts

Jordan Finnegan

Set Production Assistant

Chela Fiorini

Props Assistant

Frank Fleming

Sound Recordist

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Rachel Flores

Props Assistant

Tony Fonseca

Office Production Assistant

Collin Fowler

Coordinator

Adam Fox

Set Production Assistant

Kathleen Freeman-smith

Makeup Artist

Jonathan Fuh

Boom Operator

Laura C Gallo

Craft Service

Carolyn Garcia

Coordinator

Jose Antonio Garcia

Sound Mixer

Orlando Garcia

Driver

John Garrett

Song

Robert Gaskill

Driver

Marc Gebauer

Score Recording

Mickey Gilbert

Stunt Coordinator

Mickey Gilbert

Unit Director

Tim Gilbert

Stunts

Troy Gilbert

Stunts

Jim Gilson

Chief Lighting Technician

Sandra Gimpel

Stunts

Carmine Goglia

Painter

Ariel Gold

Costumer

Tim Gonzales

Craft Service

Kirk Greenberg

Rigging Grip

Bo Greigh

Stunts

David Grimaldi

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Guarnera

Stunts

Claudia Guerrero-zalokar

Assistant Editor

Randall Guth

Sound Effects Editor

D Scott Guthrie

Driver

Louis W Hagney

Assistant Director

Johnny Hale

Grip

Carolyn Hamilton

Assistant

Dagan Handy

Assistant

Larry Haney

On-Set Dresser

Jim Harrison

Music Editor

Billy Ray Hass

Driver

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunts

Kim Heath

Key Grip

Maria Hernandez

Costumer

Michael Hilkene

Supervising Sound Editor

Hollis Hill

Stunts

Linda Fields Hill

Associate Producer

Marlen Hill

Negative Cutter

Scott Hill

Editor

Chuck Hosack

Stunts

Michael Howell

Grip

Jeff Howery

Dolly Grip

Kerry Hoyt

Stand-In

Doug Hubbard

Special Effects Foreman

Bunny Hull

Song

Matt Jackson

Grip

Mick Jagger

Song

Mick Jagger

Song Performer

Edmond Johnson

Set Production Assistant

Fallon Johnson

Set Production Assistant

Michael Jonascu

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Kallas

Foreman

Michael J Kelly

Assistant Location Manager

David P Kelsey

Special Effects Coordinator

Lane Kelsey

Special Effects Assistant

Mark Kenaston

Digital Effects

Wayne Kirkpatrick

Song

Alexander Kirst

On-Set Dresser

Gary Kobat

Trainer

Emily Koebel

Office Production Assistant

Steven Koren

Screenplay

Steven Koren

Producer

Steven Koren

Story By

Michael Kory

3-D Artist

Adam Kowalski

Camera Operator

Lenny Kravitz

Song

James L Kroning

Props Assistant

Patti Labelle

Song Performer

Terry L Lamfers

Casting Associate

Gregg Landaker

Sound Mixer

Cleve Landsberg

Unit Production Manager

Cleve Landsberg

Unit Director

Darren Langer

Lighting Technician

Film Details

Also Known As
Bruce - Taivaanlahja, Bruce Allmächtig, Bruce den Allsmäktige, Bruce tout-puissant, Como Dios, El Todopoderoso, Todo poderoso, Todopoderoso, Una settimana da Dio
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Religion
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Andy Brokmeyer
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Buffalo, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer May 23, 2003

Released in United States on Video November 25, 2003

Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe reportedly received over $1,000,000 for this project.

Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe reportedly received over $1,000,000 for this project.

Kodak

Released in United States Summer May 23, 2003

Released in United States on Video November 25, 2003