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The Man Who Sued God (2001)

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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Anna Redmond
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David Myers
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Bille Brown ...
Gerry Ryan
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Edward Piggott
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Rebecca Myers
Blair Venn ...
Les
Vincent Ball ...
Cardinal
Tim Robertson ...
Judge Bonaface
Linal Haft ...
Rabbi
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Moderator
Frank Whitten ...
Primate
Steve Jacobs ...
Hal
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Dirk Streicher
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Storyline

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 kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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25 October 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Az ember, aki beperelte Istent  »

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Opening Weekend:

£195,418 (UK) (24 August 2003)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bollywood movie 'Oh My God' starring Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal is inspired from The Man Who Sued God. See more »

Goofs

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

Primate: It's a sign.
Cardinal: A miracle.
Moderator: A winged messenger.
Gerry Ryan: It's a f***ing cockatoo!
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Connections

Featured in Getaway: Episode #15.33 (2006) See more »

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A nice gentle heartwarming story.
27 August 2003 | by (Bristol, UK) – See all my reviews

If you only watch one 'alternative' film this year, see this one.

This is a lovely hard warming, but gentle story about a guy who's boat and livelihood is destroyed by lightning. When the insurance company refuse to pay up, blaming it on an 'act of god', he decides to try to gain compensation from someone.

This is a delightful film that's a relaxing, humorous and gentle tale of one little mans fight against the global conglomerates who are using God as a way of getting out of their contracts.

It's a great film, and one which I would recommend you go see before it disappears. And I'm going to buy it on DVD!


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