Suing the Devil
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Luke O'Brien, a washed-up salesman turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion. On the last day before Luke files a default judgment, Satan appears in the courtroom to defend himself with a legal team of ten of the country's best trial lawyers. Armed with Scripture and conviction, Luke fights an epic, spiritual battle against Satan (Malcolm McDowell), while the whole world watches the trial of the century play out on LegalTV.
Compelling performances heighten the power of this courtroom drama, which was awarded the Dove Foundation's highest honor of five doves. A high-concept, faith-based legal thriller, Suing the Devil also features the hit song "Mighty to Save" from Hillsong Music.
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Writer: Tim Chey
Director: Tim Chey
Producer: David Terrell, David Smith, Malcolm McDowell
Runtime: 97 min.
What a terrific film! Malcolm McDowell turns in a compelling performance as the devil himself, and he brings all the tricks and accusations he can to the trial in which he finds himself and his lawyers defending his past and evil ways.
Bart Bronson also does a commendable job as Luke O'Brien, the salesman who is a lawyer by night and who files a default judgment against Satan as he is tired of his scheming ways and the pain he has inflicted on people over the centuries. This film is based in scripture and many verses are quoted and the special effects are nicely handled as they reveal that Satan is a being from below.
O'Brien's plan to expose Satan is in keeping with the Bible which urges believers to be aware of the subtle deceptions of the enemy. We find in this film that Satan still can't stand to have scripture quoted at him! Satan states in the movie that the Bible is fiction but he sure squirms when it is used against him. He makes comments like "Evil is good' but O'Brien, despite Satan's accusations, holds his own against him when he relies on scripture, a lesson to all believers. This film was made with good intentions and writer and director Tim Chey hits a homerun with this story, his direction and with this film. We highly recommend this film for ages twelve plus and for mature kids under twelve. This is a movie which offers hope and inspiration. Every Christian should see it as should anyone who has ever faced the storms of life, which covers everyone. We award this film five Doves, our highest rating.
Sex: Talk of internet porn but quitting it is mentioned in a scene.
Language: A comment is made about a man using the "F" word but the word itself is not uttered; H (as a place)-uttered several times; Satan uses terms like "moron", "stupid" and "Idiot" several times; Satan refers to the "misguided Bible thumper"; a comment about shoving an offer up your-and the sentence is not finished.
Violence: A gun is held by a hand in one scene; Satan strikes his lawyers across the face several times; Satan grabs lawyer; a young girl kicks the devil.
Drugs: Man goes to bar to find Satan and strippers are there but do not strip; it's mentioned that drugs and gambling take place in bar.
Nudity: Woman wears a short skirt.
Other: It's stated a man's mother was killed by a drunk driver; Satan refuses to take the biblical oath of telling the truth "so help me God"; a snake is seen on the courtroom floor; Satan says he thought that he could be God; demon-like creatures are briefly seen; a character burps.