Bruce Almighty

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Template:Infobox Movie Bruce Almighty (2003) is a comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk.

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Plot

The protagonist, Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is a TV news reporter who fails to get a job as an anchorman and, after a series of other bad luck incidents, complains to God that he is treating him unfairly and is doing a poor job as supreme deity. Carrey is then contacted by God (Morgan Freeman) and endowed with almighty powers to prove that he can do a better job. Bruce quickly abuses his newfound powers for personal gain, only to be reminded that he also has to take care of other people's problems. Meanwhile, Bruce endangers his relationship with girlfriend Grace Connelly (Jennifer Aniston) through his self-centered behavior.

Tagline: He's got the power.

Controversy

The film carefully avoids religious controversy as God seems to be of no particular denomination and few theological questions are discussed. Issues such as omnipotence and omniscience are not explored in any detail as most of the film is set in the area of Buffalo, New York.

Telephone numbers

The film caused controversy because God contacts Bruce using an actual phone number rather than a number in the standard fictional 555 telephone switch. Several people and groups sharing this number have received hundreds of phone calls from people wanting to talk to God. The producers note that the number chosen was not in use in the area the film is set in but did not check anywhere else.

The original telephone number started with 776. The home video and television versions changed it to the fictional 555.

Cast and Crew

Cast

Crew

External links

sv:Bruce den allsmäktige Template:Wikiquote

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