The Man Who Sued God

Synopsis: 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).
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mark Joffe
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

- Did you think you were going to die?

- For a second I thought I was dead.

Do you think you're ever going

to finish this house, Dad? Really?

But it's you I thought about,

standing there on the jetty.

Do you know what I though?

I thought you saved me

What do you make of that?

You've never forgiven me, have you,

for giving up the practice?

It's your life,

and I'm sure you'll do whatever you like.

You always do.

How do you do??

I'm sorry to bother you,

but I was just passing by

And I thought I might pop in.

I'm very grateful for your time.

I appreciate the difficulty of your position.

I'm very grateful for your time.

I know you're busy balancing the

interests of your shareholders and customers.

Actually, how do you do that?

There's been a little mistake here.

Little for you, big for me

Normally, I wouldn't bother you,

but it's the crayfish season

and my boat

lies at the bottom of the sea.

Did you read your policy, Mr. Myers?

- I have a daughter.

- I'm sorry, you should have read your policy.

- Four people are facing ruin.

- You should have read your policy, mate.

- It's a wonderful painting.

- Did you read your policy, Mr. Myers?

- Yes it said 'fully comprehensive'.

- Excepting 'Acts of God'.

There's the thing. It doesn't say

anywhere what an 'Act of God' is.

It's because it's widely understood.

It's acts of natural destruction like tidal waves.

Locusts, pillars of fire, plagues of boils,

that kind of thing.

God's not in charge of that stuff anymore.

With science we can forecast the weather now.

- I'm sorry.

- You're sorry? I've lost my work, my home.

My ex-wife's partner guaranteed

the loan and my only asset

with his bloody caravan-park,

which is his only asset.

I didn't come here to take no for an answer.

No. Sorry.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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