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For Richer or Poorer (1997)

 -  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)  »

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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 »

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When Caroline and her friends are talking in the cafe, and Cynthia says, "You're so lucky not to have a pre-nup," she has a champagne glass in her hand. We see her then finishing off her champagne, but she never puts it down. In the next shot, her glass is on the table, we see her hand take it off the table, she drinks from it again, then she puts it down. See more »

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Frank Hall, IRS: [after Lester fires gun at Brad, breaking his satellite phone] I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU JUST SHOT AT HIM!
Insp. Derek Lester: He had a gun!
Frank Hall, IRS: HE HAD A PHONE!
Insp. Derek Lester: Oh.
[lowers gun]
Insp. Derek Lester: Well, this should discourage further violations of the tax code.
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Referenced in Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006) See more »

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Garet Kisses Hattie
from the Motion Picture A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)
Written by Rachel Portman
Courtesy of Hollywood Pictures Company
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Funny movie
27 July 2006 | by (Wheaton, IL) – See all my reviews

This movie strikes me as the reverse of Tim Allen's Home Improvement. There, Tim's the over the top ham and his sidekick Al is the tempering force trying to contain him. Here, the Amish do the job and they are the greater force that really tone him down while still giving him plenty of opportunities to be funny. The theme of materialism getting into the way of relationships is needed in 2006 even more than in 1997 when this movie was released. It would be well for everyone to re-watch it now to realize that materialism has gotten totally out of control in today's world. Another thing that makes this movie enjoyable is that it isn't frantic like most comedies are. Too many try to emulate the Marx Brothers. In the frantic lives we do lead today to sustain our materialism, it is nice to have something slower paced yet still not bore you to death.


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