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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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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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Did You Know?


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 Tony is being stalked by Cole, Tony stops at an ATM. We see Cole's truck pass Tony's empty car, and there are no vehicles in the background. A few seconds later, we see the same shot of the empty car, but now, instead of being in front of Tony's car, where it should be, Cole's truck is parked in a parking lot in the background of the shot. 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 Robert Cray
Performed by The Robert Cray Band
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Really Not A Bad Movie
27 February 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

I started watching The Rich Man's Wife, even though the title alone would suggest a crappy, soap-ish kind of movie. But I was pleasantly surprised with this murder mystery, although in flashbacks we see that there's not much of a mystery as to who was killing who.

What I liked was the way Halley Berry's character's handled herself in such a strong, almost "Ripley" like way; not some simpering, whimpering victim. She shoots the "bad guy" with a precision that professional marksmen would envy. It's a good movie, right up to the ending, then along comes that final twist-- the one plot twist too many-- that shot the whole movie to hell for me. Had the last five minutes not happened, for it me it would have been almost perfect movie, so I give this movie 5/10.

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