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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 »

Director:

Mark Joffe

Writers:

John Clarke (original screenplay), Patrick McCarville (story idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Connolly ... Steve Myers
Judy Davis ... Anna Redmond
Colin Friels ... David Myers
Wendy Hughes ... Jules Myers
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... Gerry Ryan
John Howard ... Edward Piggott
Emily Browning ... Rebecca Myers
Blair Venn Blair Venn ... Les
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Cardinal
Tim Robertson Tim Robertson ... Judge Bonaface
Linal Haft Linal Haft ... Rabbi
Peter Whitford ... Moderator
Frank Whitten ... Primate
Steve Jacobs Steve Jacobs ... Hal
Richard Carter ... 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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2001 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ember, aki beperelte Istent See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

David Myers: You can't win, because they can't afford to lose!
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Connections

Referenced in OMG: Oh My God! (2012) See more »

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Wow. Interesting.
21 November 2001 | by Yak-6See all my reviews

"The Man Who Sued God" - well, right from the start, it's an attention-grabbing name.

The story of retired lawyer Steve Myers (Billy Connolly), whose boat is struck by lightning and, well, he wouldn't beat the insurance companies, so theres gotta be _someone_ to sue, is... interesting to say the least. Connolly and Judy Davis are great, Billy in particular being roaringly funny at some points. Although for all its funniness the film raises some interesting questions as well, like: can the churches sue insurance companies for "breach of copyright" on the phrase "Acts of God"?

A great film.


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