Suing the Devil

Synopsis: Luke O'Brien, a washed-up salesman turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion dollars. On the last day before Luke files a default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself. On Satan's legal team are 10 of the country's best trial lawyers. The entire world watches on Legal TV to see who will win the Trial of the Century.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Timothy A. Chey
Production: RiverRain
97 min

~ Suing the Devil (2011) ~

My name is Luke O'Brien.

I work as a salesman by day.

At night, I attend the

Billy Simon's night law school

in Sydney, Australia.

It's been my goal in life

to become a lawyer,


Some tragedies have caused me

to question my own existence.

I wonder why the good Lord lets

Satan get away with so much.

This has been the

worst year of my life.

And today the country was rocked

by yet another mass murder.

This time a gunman killed 15 people

at the hospital before taking his own life.

That's unacceptable.

No, that's ridiculous.

How does an account disappear?

Well some human garbage

has stolen my money and you...

Well what kind of idiots

do you have working there?

Luke! Please don't!


Babe, babe are you okay?

I'm sorry.

In other news, gas prices

are still rising

and oil companies

offer no apologies.


are you following

any of this?

My mother was killed

by a drunk driver, Gwen,

the same drunk driver

is now free on the streets,

with all the other filth out there

including the ones who stole our money.

You know, if I could just have

Satan right here, right now,

I'd crush him to bits.

And that same filth

that murdered my Mother!

I'm off to the law library.

Everyone needs compassion,

love that's never failing.

Let mercy fall on me.

Don't tell me I left

the bullets at home!

And then, something happened.

Of all things, a Bible fell out

of the glove compartment.

Had my back slid so far from God

that I was willing to kill a man?

Why couldn't I forgive him?


How did I get to

what I've become?

A man who hated people.

Instead of loving

my neighbor.

Who am I?

As I drove home, I realized

what a spiritual battle we all face.

Satan comes at you like a roaring lion,

brothers and sisters,

don't forget that!

The greatest lie he ever invented was

to convince you that he doesn't exist.

And I believe in the devil.

That's when it hit me.

Every problem

in the world today

is somehow related

to this evil being.

It's all lies and deception.

And because of this snake

the world continues

spiraling downward.

And it dawned on me

that I'd do something rash.

If the world was going to hell,

I may as well take some demons out!

It was on this day that

I decided to expose Satan.

Yes, you heard me right.

Expose Satan!

And I can show the tactics

of the Devil better than anybody!

Luke O'Brien vs. Satan?

That's right.


Yeah, that's right.

Is there a last name?

I didn't exactly have Satan's address

to send him a copy of the lawsuit,

but I did make it all the way

to a court hearing with a judge.

Luke O'Brien vs. Satan?

Yes, your honor.

You're suing Satan?



Yes, your honor.

You're aware that you're in the

international court of human rights.

Your honor, Satan have violated

every human right known to man!

- Are you seeing a shrink?

- No.

- Taking any medication?

- Yes.

No, I used to.

Mr. O'Brien, you are wasting the

court's time with this frivolous lawsuit.

Your honor, I can prove that

Satan is a viable defendant.

Under Dogar vs. Marlboro,

and section 10-3 of the

international civil liberties suit...

Right, I understand.

And of course Satan has failed

to respond to this notice.

I'd like to submit a default

judgment upon him.

And how do you expect

to serve that notice?

Well, I listed it in

the newspaper actually.

You might want to try hell

next time, just a tip.

I knew she was going

to dismiss the case.

I just wanted to vent

my frustration with Satan!

So what she said next

took me completely by surprise.

You're going to have to give the

defendant, in this case Satan, notice.

Find a process server,

I'll give you 30 more days.

But your honor, I can't!

Well, I won't allow a default

unless the defendant has been served!

Next case!

- What's this?

- This is a lawsuit against Satan.

- What is this, a joke?

- No, it's not.

If he works here, I want you

to give that to him.

We have 70 lawyers who

work here, take your pick.

Go for it.

Hey bud,

what makes you think Satan

even works here, huh?

You just give that to him

if you see him, alright?

Hey, I run a respectable

business here, okay?

Yeah, we've got strippers, drunks

and gamblers, but you know what?

I don't permit smoking

inside, okay?

Are you guys Satan worshipers?

Just in case, can you give this

to Satan if you see him around?


I see you've served notice

of process at a law film,

strip club, overseas investment

firm and an oil company.

Why stop there?

Did you try serving

a used car yard?

If Satan's anywhere,

it's probably there.

Yeah, I didn't think

of that one, your honor.

I'd like to file a default judgment

against Satan.

Default judgment?

Yes, your honor. I want

the record to show...

that Satan has judgment

against him for 8 trillion dollars.

I'm going to dismiss this case

on a technicality

and because you're nuts.

And then the most

unimaginable thing happened.

I'm also going to

penalize you because...

Because why?

I'm here, your honor.

Ever get that strange feeling

that a hoax might be real after all?

And who are you?

- Satan, your honor.

- Oh, your honor.

Nice try.

So you two are

in this together, right?

I'm here to answer the

summonsed, your honor.

And I wade the lack

of process from Mr. Luke O'Brien.

What is this?

That's great,

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Timothy A. Chey

Timothy A. Chey is an American film producer, writer and director. Among his films are Fakin' da Funk, Gone, Impact: The Passion of the Christ, Suing the Devil, The Genius Club, Live Fast, Die Young, Final the Rapture, Epic Journey, Freedom, David and Goliath, and Slamma Jamma. more…

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