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For Richer or Poorer (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  12 December 1997 (USA)
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A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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The incredibly rich, but miserable New York couple, Brad and Caroline Sexton, got framed by their accountant, and fled from the IRS to the one place where noone would look for them: Amish country. Now they've got to do their best to blend in, and learn how to love all over again. Written by LIIT

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual innuendo and one use of strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A las duras y a las maduras  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,015,970 (USA) (12 December 1997)


$31,611,225 (USA) (13 March 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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At one point Tim Allen responds to a logical statement by Kirstie Alley by calling her "Mr. Spock". While she never played Mr. Spock, she did play a Vulcan. She was Lt. Saavik in _Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)_ (gv) See more »


After Brad steals the taxi, Caroline gets into the back seat. He looks into the mirror and say's "This keeps getting better and better." While he is arguing with Caroline, the reflection of two police cars with their over head lights on can be seen in the mirror behind them, even though the chase scene doesn't start for a few more scenes. See more »


Caroline Sexton: [after he has just suggested splitting fifty fifty of their estate, i.e. debt] Fifty-fifty. Not on your LIFE!
Brad Sexton: Then it'll get UGLY.
Caroline Sexton: Good! I can do ugly!
[turns and walks away]
Caroline Sexton: I've done YOU for the last ten years!
Brad Sexton: ...If memories serve, you stopped doing me after six and a half!... Happy anniversary, honey!
Caroline Sexton: [offscreen] FUCK OFF!
Brad Sexton: [dryly] Okay.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show funny outtakes and deleted scenes cut for time. See more »


References Lassie (1954) See more »


The Garage Chase
from the Motion Picture The Cable Guy (1996)
Written by John Ottman
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Gentle amusing comedy
25 January 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a gentle and amusing comedy. It is the story of a (very) rich couple on the point of divorce forced to flee from the IRS. They end up in Amish country and ‘pretend' to be from another Amish community. The main comedy is from how they try to adapt to the new life, whilst keeping up the pretence of being Amish, and is quite remarkable in portraying the Amish way of life sympathetically. Even the Amish accent is a little more accurate than is normal in a comedy (having lived there myself). It is understandable why it was not a great hit in the Cinema, as it has no big blockbuster special effects, but for the TV it is just what is required when a good laugh is required – and the language is suitable for all (except for possibly an Amish viewer).

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