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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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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 »


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 »


Caroline Sexton: Well, after tonight, I don't know how I'll ever be able to face my friends again.
Brad Sexton: Just pretend they're a mirror.
Caroline Sexton: You're so funny, honey. Actually, I'll just confess to them that I'm married to a MORON. And that way, they'll feel sorry for me and forgive me.
Brad Sexton: Well, this "moron" built you this fabulous life.
Caroline Sexton: Oh, that again. Oh, I forgot. That's right, honey! You did EVERYTHING, and I did NOTHING.
Brad Sexton: Well, I have developed sixteen commercial properties in the last five years, including Euro-Alcatraz.
Caroline Sexton: ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show funny outtakes and deleted scenes cut for time. See more »


Referenced in Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006) See more »


The Fly
from the Motion Picture Beetlejuice (1988)
Composed by Danny Elfman
Courtesy of Geffen Records with License from Universal Special Markets
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Excellent movie, especially to a Pennsylvanian
29 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie originally in NYC (Times Square) after I couldn't get seats to the Broadway show I wanted to see. After watching this movie, I was glad I missed the play. I laughed so hard, I was afraid I was going to be asked to leave the theater. I am a resident of Pennsylvania and have spent lots of time in Amish country. Their life style makes me hunger for the simple life, the peace and tranquility of sensible living. I have watched this movie about 25 times and I still look forward to seeing it again. Some thought should be given to a sequel perhaps. In these times of turmoil and discontent, maybe this blue-print for the simpler life should be considered. Incidentally, I know that Maryland locations were used as Pennsylvania stand-ins, but that okay. The scenery was almost as beautiful as ours.

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