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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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A las duras y a las maduras  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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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The cab that Lachman hails when he's going to Kennedy is apparently marked as off duty. See more »

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Brad Sexton: Somehow, Caroline has managed to freeze all of my accounts.
Bob Lachman: Caroline? Are you sure?
Brad Sexton: Well, who the hell else would?
Bob Lachman: Well, there was that little IRS audit thing. I left out a few little details.
Brad Sexton: What sort of little details? FIVE MILLION DOLLARS?
[echoes throughout the bank]
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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For the Love of Money
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Leon Huff, Anthony Jackson
Performed by The O'Jays
Courtesy of Epic Records by Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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