''The Man Who Sued God'' is a 2001 Australian film starring Scottish funnyman Creator/BillyConnolly, who plays fisherman and retired lawyer Steve Meyers. His wife has left him for the owner of the caravan park she lives in and is thinking of leaving with their daughter. This suits Steve just fine as he gets to spend his days on his boat with his dog, until lightning destroys it. When the Insurance companies refuse to pay on the basis of it being an act of god, Steve contemplates legal action. His local church gives him the idea to sue God instead, holding the Insurance agencies responsible for using God as a legal loophole.
This attracts the attention of news writer Anna Redmond (Creator/JudyDavis) who attempts to guide Steve through the legal minefield as well as the MediaCircus. During the trial the two begin a relationship.
!!The Man Who Sued God has examples of:
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Steve drops his lawsuit in the end, commenting that it'll take years for him to pay off his legal costs. However, Steve has won a moral victory when the clergymen, with financial resources that Steve hasn't got, then proceed to sue the insurance companies for 'unauthorised use of our Lord's name', with a subsequent news report of the insurance companies' stocks plummeting.]]
* BrickJoke: "God is ''our'' copyright."
* FaceHeelTurn: Steve teases this when the Insurance companies offer a settlement to drop the case, where it looks like he'll abandon the other victims who joined him in his quest.
* FakeNationality: One extra refers to Billy as "Irish" when pointing him out. At one point Steve also mentions that he's "just a tourist from New Zealand", which is probably a nod to the fact that co-writer John Clarke originally hails from New Zealand, and was famous on New Zealand TV in the 1970s as the character Fred Dagg.
* FrivolousLawsuit: The main character is a fisherman whose boat is destroyed by lightning, but he isn't allowed to claim damages from his insurance company because the lightning was "an act of God." So he sues God. (God is represented in court by clergymen.)
** It later turns out that Anna has a history of this, suing people for her ''goldfish'' dying.
* NewscasterCameo: Chris Bath (one of the better-known SevenNetwork News Journalists) appears as a newsreader.
* TheNounWhoVerbed: Used for the title.