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Defending Your Life (1991)

PG
112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting.
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Apr 5, 1991 (United States)

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Roger Behr
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7.3 / 10 | 15,098 votes