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Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance ... See full summary »

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Gerry Ryan
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Edward Piggott
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Vincent Ball ...
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Judge Bonaface
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Hal
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Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was 'an act of God'. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and the church under the guise of God, defending himself. The accident leads him to a friendship and eventual relationship with a journalist, Anna Redmond (Davis). Written by k wedgwood

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25 October 2001 (Australia)  »

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The Man Who Sued God  »

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£195,418 (UK) (22 August 2003)

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£973,825 (UK) (12 September 2003)
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When Dave throws the newspaper on top of Steve as he's lying in bed, the second shot of Steve shows no newspaper lying on his upper body, but the third and fourth shots show the newspaper again. See more »

Quotes

David Myers: You can't win, because they can't afford to lose!
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Remade as OMG: Oh My God! (2012) See more »

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Passable,but nothing special
9 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Having been held back for two years,Billy Connelly's 'latest' is a high concept comedy,although not entirely believable in execution.As neither,sadly,for the most part,are the contrieved gags,as see through as tracing paper and as a result,not particularly funny.The pace is a problem too,often slumberous and sleep inducing and the movie certainly feels overlong.The film actually ends up working better as a drama than a comedy,and what's on offer is certainly rather enthralling.It's just,we payed for laughs.***


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