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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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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
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Rabbi
Peter Whitford ...
Moderator
Frank Whitten ...
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Hal
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Dirk Streicher
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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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Release Date:

25 October 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Az ember, aki beperelte Istent  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£195,418 (UK) (22 August 2003)

Gross:

£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

Rebecca: I'm proud of you Dad. No matter what happens.
Steve Meyers: Well, nothing can stop us now!
[Hugs her]
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Who's liable?
8 November 2001 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

I am an American exchange student who just happened to catch

this film while I am studying in Sydney. It was quite a rewarding

experience.

First off, Billy Connolly is the most underrated comic in films

today. He naturally has the ability to be funny without trying and he can act with emotion with out all the effort that other actors

like Robin Williams and Jim Carrey expend. In other words, he's a natural. He just needs a clever plot and a well crafted movie to

shine. This is that. The ending is too strongly made and the point

that has been subtly implied throughout the film is rammed home

with reckless abandon, but barring that it is an excellent film.

Well worth a watch.

I expect few insurance companies will agree with my assessment. They aren't portrayed as the heroes of the

piece. Oh well.


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