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The Man Who Sued God (2001)

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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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Rebecca Myers
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Vincent Ball ...
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Judge Bonaface
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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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25 October 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Az ember, aki beperelte Istent  »

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Opening Weekend:

£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

Steve Meyers: What do you think of a moral victory?
Anna Redmond: A moral victory sounds good.
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Remade as OMG: Oh My God! (2012) See more »

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Pure enjoyment, gets you thinking, superb acting.
8 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. This is meaningful if you share my criteria for enjoyable movies:

Mustn't shock me into nightmares. Must be well acted by engaging characters. Must touch the heart and keep me interested throughout. Must draw me fully into the "consideration" or thematic intention of the story, sparking my own pondering of life.

This film does all this and more. But most of all, it entertained me!

The story has a clever, but really believable premise... a quirky character (like me and my friends), finds himself blind-sided by an unpredictable series of events, and starts to question why and how this could have happened.

Rather than turn into emotional pulp, he rises to the occasion with humor, facing the unknown with growing intuition of how this "place" works... how mysterious and fluid life is... and what is required of a person to be a "man" (male or female).

But there is not an ounce of heaviness in this consideration of life and Reality. It's done with humor and surprises that keep me tickled throughout without dropping the thread of the deeper questioning.

I loved it, and have recommended it to all my friends.


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