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Defending Your Life (1991) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Albert Brooks

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Albert Brooks ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Agency Head
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Jeep Owner
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Car Salesman
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Tram Guide
Peter Schuck ...
Stan
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Porter
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Sharlie Stuart ...
Susan
Beth Black ...
Soap Opera Woman
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Soap Opera Man
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Game Show Moderator
Wil Albert ...
Game Show Contestant
Sage Allen ...
Game Show Contestant
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Waitress
Maxine Elliott Hicks ...
Elderly Woman on Tram (as Maxine Elliott)
Marilyn Rockafellow ...
Helen
Roger Behr ...
Comedian
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Art Frankel ...
Arthur
Ernie Brown ...
Ernie
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Daniel's Judge (as George D. Wallace)
Lillian Lehman ...
Daniel's Judge
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Daniel as a Boy
Kristopher Kent Hill ...
Bully
Eric Ehasz ...
Child in Schoolyard
Matthew Scharch ...
Daniel as an Infant
S. Scott Bullock ...
Daniel's Father
Carol Bivins ...
Daniel's Mother
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Steve (as Ethan Randall)
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Mr. Wadworth
Mary Mukogawa ...
Sushi Hostess
Toshio Shikami ...
Head Sushi Chef
Kagko Shikami ...
Sushi Chef
Samee Park ...
Sushi Chef
Tommy Inouye ...
Sushi Chef
Ken Thorley ...
Frank
Bob Braun ...
Talk Show Host
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Talk Show Guest
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Dick Stanley
Joey Miyashima ...
Casio Tipster
Nurit Koppel ...
Daniel's Date
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Daniel's Wife
Sidney Chankin ...
Used Car Salesman
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Used Car Salesman
Leonard O. Turner ...
Sam
Clifford Einstein ...
Julia's Prosecutor (as Cliff Einstein)
Rachel Bard ...
Julia's Judge
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Julia's Judge
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Shirley MacLaine
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Man in Past Lives Pavilion
Ida Lee ...
Woman in Past Lives Pavilion
Noley Thornton ...
Victorian Girl
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Sumo Wrestler
James Ekim ...
Native
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Knight
Ronald L. Colby ...
Majestic Doorman (as Ron Colby)
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Peter
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Stage Manager
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Banquet Manager
Arell Blanton ...
Fire Marshall
Shana Ballard ...
Julia's Daughter
Chris Macris ...
Julia's Son
Joseph Darrell ...
Maitre d'
James Manis ...
Eduardo
Alex Sheafe ...
Martin
Cathleen Chin ...
Ticket Counter Agent
Lisa Sears ...
Tram Port Attendant
Mark Dunlap ...
Tram Port Attendant
Vernon Roguen ...
Tram Port Attendant
Dennis Germain ...
Tram Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Afterlife traveler
Jorga Caye ...
Deceased Lady (uncredited)
Douglas M. Nelson ...
Tram Attendee (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ...
Man in Heaven (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Robert Grand ... co-producer
Michael Grillo ... producer
Herb Nanas ... executive producer (as Herbert S. Nanas)

Music by 

Michael Gore

Cinematography by 

Allen Daviau ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

David Finfer

Casting By 

Barbara Claman
Mark Saks

Production Design by 

Ida Random

Art Direction by 

Richard Reynolds

Set Decoration by 

Linda DeScenna

Costume Design by 

Deborah Lynn Scott ... (as Deborah L. Scott)

Makeup Department 

Hallie D'Amore ... makeup artist
J. Roy Helland ... hair stylist: Ms. Streep / makeup artist: Ms. Streep
Marlene D. Williams ... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)

Production Management 

Robert Grand ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Fernando Castroman ... dga trainee
Carey Dietrich ... second assistant director
Michael Grillo ... first assistant director
Annette Sutera ... second second assistant director

Art Department 

Larry Clark Bird ... property master (as Larry Bird)
Randy Bostic ... swing gang (as Randy Bostick)
Robert E. Denne ... stand-by painter (as Bob Denne)
Sara Gardner-Gail ... swing gang (as Sara Gardner)
David Harris ... greens
James Hegedus ... production illustrator
Martha Johnston ... set designer
Ric McElvin ... lead person (as Rick McElvin)
James F. Orendorff ... construction foreman (as Jamie Orendorff)
Donn Piller ... swing gang
John Rankin ... swing gang
George Stokes ... construction coordinator
John Thompson ... greens (as John D. Thompson III)
Ken Zimmerman ... assistant property master
Gary J. Coelho ... laborer gang boss (uncredited)
Cary Conway ... paint foreman (uncredited)
Frank White ... laborer (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Wayne Artman ... re-recording mixer
Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Jim Borgardt ... adr editor (as James A. Borgardt)
Robert Bradshaw ... dialogue editor
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
G.W. Brown ... adr editor
Thomas Causey ... production sound mixer
Tom E. Dahl ... re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Valerie Davidson ... foley editor
Dane A. Davis ... supervising sound editor
Melinda Garey ... assistant sound editor
Hector C. Gika ... dialogue editor (as Hector Gika)
Darrell Hall ... assistant sound editor
Tom Hammond ... foley editor
Franklin Jones Jr. ... re-recording mixer (as Frank Jones)
Kini Kay ... sound effects editor
Richard Kite ... boom operator
John Kwiatkowski ... sound effects editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe ... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Val Kuklowsky ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Chris Burton ... special effects foreman
Dennis Dion ... special effects supervisor
Richard L. Hill ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Ken Allen ... matte artist: DQI
Scott Beattie ... motion control supervisor: DQI
Mat Beck ... visual effects supervisor: DQI
Jeff Burks ... animation supervisor: DQI
Rob Burton ... motion control supervisor: DQI
Jon Farhat ... visual effects artist: DQI
David Goldberg ... model supervisor: DQI (as Dave Goldberg)
Erik Henry ... visual effects editor: DQI
Fred Iguchi ... electronics supervisor: DQI
Rick Johnson ... blue screen technician: DQI (as Richard Johnson)
Jeff Matakovich ... optical supervisor: DQI
Robert Scifo ... matte artist: DQI
Robert Stadd ... visual effects producer: DQI
Kevin Scott Mack ... model painter (uncredited)
Linda Renaud ... visual effects editor (uncredited)
James Valentine ... rotoscope supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts 

Bill Erickson ... stunt coordinator
Jeff Jensen ... stunts
Paul E. Short ... stunts (as Paul Short)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Tom Bookout ... second grip
Eric Engler ... camera operator
Michael Kenner ... key grip
Bobby Mancuso ... second assistant camera
William R. Mayberry ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Bill Mayberry)
Carol McCullough ... still photographer
Robert W. Meyers ... rigging gaffer (as Robert Meyers)
Reggie Newkirk ... first assistant camera
Randy Nolen ... panaglide operator
Jim Shelton ... dolly grip
Larry Wallace ... chief lighting technician
Lee Redmond ... camera operator: pick-up shots (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Maggie Erickson ... casting assistant
Laura Adler ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Jenny O'Haver ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Phyllis Corcoran-Woods ... set costumer
John George ... set costumer
Greg Hall ... set costumer
Deborah Hopper ... set costumer
George L. Little ... wardrobe supervisor

Editorial Department 

Spencer Gross ... associate editor
Judd H. Maslansky ... assistant editor (as Judd Maslansky)
Maureen Mitchell ... assistant editor
John Morrisey ... assistant editor
Robert Raring ... color timer

Location Management 

Steph Benseman ... location manager
Lauren Ross ... assistant location manager

Music Department 

Joel Moss ... music scoring mixer
Curtis Roush ... music editor
Shirley Walker ... orchestrator
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Bruce Fowler ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Shirley Walker ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Tom Dias ... transportation captain
Daniel Quick ... transportation coordinator
John Sagray ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Michael Antunez ... tram coordinator
Christina Bennett ... assistant production office coordinator
Cheri Hall ... assistant accountant
Lloyd Hamm ... tram consultant
Michael Haro ... staff assistant
Patti Hawn ... unit publicist
Peter E. Hirsch ... staff assistant (as Peter Hirsch)
Jiovanni Iacoviello ... staff assistant (as John Iacoviello)
Luca Kouimelis ... script supervisor
Ruben Martinez ... craft service
Fran Messer ... assistant: Mr. Nanas
Jack E. Pelissier Jr. ... staff assistant
Laura Petticord ... staff assistant
Nancy Ramey ... production accountant
Jason Roberts ... staff assistant
Susan Schader ... assistant: Mr. Brooks
Catherine Varvaro ... assistant: Mr. Grillo
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen ... production office coordinator
Bill Daly ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Linda Stone ... studio teacher (uncredited)

Thanks 

Paul Slansky ... special thanks: for his invaluable support
Crew verified as complete

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