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The Rich Man's Wife (1996)

A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Golden
Detective Ron Lewis
Detective Dan Fredricks
Bill Adolphe
Nora Golden
William Crossett ...
Cab Driver
Eddie Francis ...
Party Guest (as Lou Di Maggio)
Party Guest
Maitre D'
Instateller Man


A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to the wife's surprise. Written by Greg Mintz <GM.Augusta@worldnet.att.net>

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The price of wealth just went up. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A gazdagság ára  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,132,151 (USA) (13 September 1996)


$8,538,318 (USA) (3 January 1997)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Spoiler: According to Cinematographer Haskell Wexler, after the test screening the ending was changed as "the bad guy at the end didn't die badly enough. As it was, Halle Berry shot the guy, bang, he died. When we redid the scene, she shot him, kicked him in the nuts, struck him with a hatchet so he fell back, shattering a car windscreen before hitting the ground, where we stabbed him with a high heel..." See more »


When Josie and Cole are struggling in the tunnel at the park, Cole wrestles away Josie's revolver and fires it 3 times at some would-be rescuers. Josie gets away and runs to the end of the tunnel. Cole fires the gun at her another 7 times. A total of 10 shots from a revolver holding 6 bullets. See more »


[first lines]
Detective Dan Fredricks: [removing woman's handcuffs] Have a seat. Now I want you to listen very carefully, Mrs. Potenza, alright? You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, and to have the attorney present during questioning. If you so desire, and cannot afford one, an attorney will be provided for you without charge.
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Written by John Lee Hooker
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Vee-Jay Ltd. Partnership
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Scream...Scream Scream Scream ((Everly Brothers tune))
8 June 2003 | by (SoFla) – See all my reviews

Berry did put on a very nice performance, as well as the rest of the cast. Although, there is this one part where she is in a vehicle, and is screaming...screaming...screaming... It gets QUITE annoying.

Also, the encounters by the sliding door remind me a lot of Scream. I am not sure which movie ripped off who (I believe this one came out first), but the scenes are similar.

Overall, Jones wrote/directed an excellent thriller. You will experience many "WHY DID HE/SHE DO THAT" - "OMGs" - and a few "AWWs". The ending has such a neat twist, and even if this is not your type of movie...do watch it to see Peter Greene topless.


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