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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:
Jerry - Good Guys Realty
John Caponera ...
Dave - Good Guys Realty
Katie Moore ...


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 no one 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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The chase scene in which Brad Sexton is on foot, the shadow of the camera and cameraman can be seen on his back. See more »


Brad Sexton: This just keeps getting better and better!
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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 Race
Written by Boris Blank, Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of Mercury International by Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Lots of Fun
13 December 2002 | by (Eugene, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This movie may not be Academy Award material, but I found it very entertaining. The performances by Kirstie Alley and Tim Allen are hilarious. There's also a "moral to the story." I've seen "For Richer or Poorer" several times and highly recommend it.

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