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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Redmond
David Myers
Bille Brown ...
Gerry Ryan
Edward Piggott
Rebecca Myers
Blair Venn ...
Vincent Ball ...
Tim Robertson ...
Judge Bonaface
Peter Whitford ...
Frank Whitten ...
Dirk Streicher


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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Release Date:

25 October 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Az ember, aki beperelte Istent  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£195,418 (UK) (22 August 2003)


£973,825 (UK) (12 September 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »


Doctor: Forceps. Pliers. Bone nibblers.
Steve Meyers: Bone nibblers? What the hell are bone nibblers?
Doctor: You're a very lucky man.
Steve Meyers: Oh yes, it's been a brilliant day all round. Why don't you have a look at my prostate while you've got the bone nibblers handy.
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Remade as OMG: Oh My God! (2012) See more »

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Great movie
28 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone seems to be taking this movie waaaaaaay too seriously. Billy Connolly is terrific and the story is wonderful. A great feel good movie and except for the non-stop obscenities, would be a great family film. Terrific writing and great delivery. It's not meant to be an academy award winning's a comedy for heaven's sake. I never even knew who Billy Connolly was, and now I'm a fan. He's irreverent and incredibly funny, kind of like a Scottish George Carlin. People are complaining about the end, but even though it's a little hokey, it's still enjoyable. If you want to watch a movie with an unbelievably bad ending, watch Russel Crowe in 3:10 to Yuma. Now there's a bad ending.

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