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  • In his 1991 comedy Defending Your Life, Albert Brooks sends up heaven conventions (celestial robes — the tupas — that resemble hospital gowns), while asserting, profoundly, that the people most worthy of paradise are those who live on earth with maximum courage and love.

    Heaven Help Us

  • For example, in the 1991 film, Defending Your Life, director/writer Albert Brooks plays Dan Miller, a successful business executive who takes delivery on a new BMW and plows it into a bus while trying to adjust the CD player.

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  • It reminded me of the after-life bureaucracies portrayed in Hollywood films like Beetlejuice and Defending Your Life.

    (Cold) War on Tourism

  • In the movie, Defending Your Life, with Meryl Streep and Albert Brooks, the main characters are described as "little-heads," because they are so much dumber than the entities in heaven who "judge" their lives.

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Right Wing Little Dick Syndrome

  • In the film classic, Defending Your Life, Albert Brooks is told that he's a "little-head" by a soul who's been around the reincarnation block a whole lot more.

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  • According to post mortem redemption films like Defending Your Life, with a touch of Freejack and Quantum Leap thrown in for good measure, we've got a great idea for a film.


  • In Defending Your Life, Daniel had only three judges presiding over his case.

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