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

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12 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A las duras y a las maduras  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$31,611,225 (USA) (13 March 1998)
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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 »

Goofs

The film depicts the Amish community holding a barn dance. The Amish do not dance, it is considered secular and therefore sinful. See more »

Quotes

Levinia Yoder: Today was a good day.
Samuel Yoder: God only makes good days, Levinia.
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The end credits show funny outtakes and deleted scenes cut for time. See more »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Cheek to Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Sarah Vaughan
Courtesy of Verse Records by Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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Amish reminder of all we needed to know we learned as a child
26 February 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

granted this is not high brow sophisticated comedy, but it was actually a really fun movie! Kirstie Alley was not her usual annoying self, and it was enjoyable to watch her character change due to the Amish influence. Tim Allen was more relaxed and less of a ham, so his character was fun to watch. the Newman mailman guy from the Seinfeld show always cracks me up. the Amish child was cute too.

the Amish were not disrespected, and this movie made me want to learn more about the Amish. just a quick and simple Google search for Amish brought up several good sites. perhaps this is the real success of this movie - that viewers hear the message of simplicity and virtue in living one's life, then take the next step to learn more about the Amish culture and beliefs, and finally take to heart these life lessons we learned as a child.


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