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'Bruce Almighty' and God's Phone Number

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'Bruce Almighty' and God's Phone Number

'Bruce Almighty' and God's Phone Number

'Bruce Almighty' and God's Phone Number

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A telephone craze has erupted following the release of the film Bruce Almighty. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to people who have received calls asking for God, while NPR's Michele Norris looks into why Hollywood films so often use telephone numbers with 555 prefixes. Also in this piece: Sheldon Hochheiser, corporate historian for AT&T, and Leonard Maltin, film critic for Entertainment Tonight.