Suing the Devil

August 26th, 2011


Suing the Devil

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A down-and-out law student sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Satan appears to defend himself and the trial of the century takes place.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.3/10 (1,343 voted)

Director: Timothy A. Chey

Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Shannen Fields, Corbin Bernsen

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.

Malcolm McDowell - Satan
Shannen Fields - Gwen O'Brien
Corbin Bernsen - Barry Polk
Tom Sizemore - Tony 'The Hip' Anzaldo
Bart Bronson - Luke O'Brien
Rebecca St. James - Jasmine Williams
Jeff Gannon - Mr. Banks
Roslyn Gentle - Judge Woods
Jennifer Skyler - Cynthia Jones
Chad Lammers - Mr. Ice
Annie Lee - Ms. Black
Gabrielle Whittaker - Ms. Scarlett
Gemma Kaye - Ms. Shy (as Gillian Emmett)
Robin Queree - Mr. Think Tank
Dennis Cole - Murray Fields

Taglines: The devil has a new enemy...


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 26 August 2011

Filming Locations: Burbank, California, USA

User Review

Ratings went from 7.1 to a 4.3 - not right

Rating: 9/10

NOTE: This film went from a 7.1 to a 4.3 in three days. Apparently, 200 people gave it a '1' from an illegal downloading, teen site. This is what teen's call a 'mob' hit which speaks volumes about who they are.

SPOILERS Hollywood loves movies about the devil, but this is different. It sees it from a faith-based perspective and focuses on a real Lucifer from the Bible. Whether it's classics, modern stories or the collective works of particular authors, films are forever being produced with adapted screenplays. Well acted by everyone involved, it is an entertaining piece of work which leaves you thinking throughout before sticking on a conclusion you might well have predicted beforehand, but which you still enjoy seeing it reach.

You don't see many moments in this film when the acting isn't superb. Regaining a form not seen for a fair few years, McDowell in particular is brilliant as a man who exploits the system for his own gain. He is closely challenged however by both Luke and his co-counsel who give admirable performances in their respective roles.

The film as a whole is also incredibly clever. Leading you in multiple directions, the constant game of 'cat and mouse' is brilliantly played out with some noticeable surprises as well as some rather unexpected ones.

It's true that there are moments when the story drags slightly and you find yourself feeling a bit bored, but the majority of the time the story is fast flowing and incredibly entertaining.

Anyway, whatever your complaints about the film's faith message, the story is mostly entertaining and well acted. Led by a superb performance by Malcolm McDowell, when it's on a high the film is up there with the finest thrillers around in years. It's well worth watching, even if you normally can't stand this sort of film.


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