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For Richer or Poorer (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 December 1997 (USA)
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 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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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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Budget:

$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) See more »

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It is said they are hiding out at the Yoder's because Amish don't pay taxes, when in fact they pay all but social security. See more »

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Caroline Sexton: [screaming as she is sitting in a pile of manure surrounded by cows] BRAD! BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!
Brad Sexton: What? Quiet. Those cows will jump on you.
Caroline Sexton: [shrieks] They will?
Brad Sexton: [rolls his eyes] Stay there. I'll be right back.
Caroline Sexton: What do you mean, "stay here", Br...
[squishes her hands right in a pile of cow waste. wails]
Caroline Sexton: Eeeeeeeeeuuuuwww, I have COW POOP ON ME!
[sobs]
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent
Performed by David Grisman
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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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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