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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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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 »


In the garage scene, Josie shoots Cole several times. In one shot, the pistol slide locks back, indicating an empty magazine. In the next shot, she shoots him again while he is on the ground. 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, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Pointblank Records/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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21 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This was a bloody excellent movie. I would see this again and again and again. Very good cast selection and Halle Berry looks so different in 1996. This has got a couple of jumps and stuff in it and I was so thrilled by the suspense that i accidentally pierced my arm rest on my chair with my fingernails. Now over here in Australia, apparently this movie doesn't exist, but I saw a copy in a DVD store and luckily it was rated MA so i got it straight away and i was so excited about it, i had to hit myself. Very good cast, direction, acting, sets and if you live in Australia and you see a copy of this movie, get it straight away because it is extremely rare since it is only on video now and they have stopped all production of videos. If somebody says this is a chick flick, they have no idea what this movie is.

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