Monte Peterson, a rich real-estate developer, is going through his third divorce. His friend Ray has found a good site for a ski resort in Utah, and Monte comes to bid on the land, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Giovanni
Shuffles (as Rob Deleeuw)
Stephanie (as Judy Tylor)
Emily (as Angelika Baran)


Monte Peterson, a rich real-estate developer, is going through his third divorce. His friend Ray has found a good site for a ski resort in Utah, and Monte comes to bid on the land, competing with local banker Preston Gates. Monte knew that, in order to take possession of the land, he would have to convert to the local religion, a sort of cross between Mormonism and Amish (no smoking, no drinking, bigamy and simple living/dressing encouraged). What he didn't know was that the deed to the land also included the three wives of the deceased former owner. He also buys another plot, and the two wives that come with it, in part because they are much better cooks. Gates, meanwhile, wants the land to build an Indian casino, and is mixed up with some mobsters. There's a trip to Las Vegas, a female-empowerment seminar, a jailbreak, and other complications too absurd to mention. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Never has one man had to do so much with so little.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex-related humor | See all certifications »





Release Date:

8 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kaikki viisi vaimoani  »

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When the wives break Rodney out of the jail, they are driving a Green garbage truck with the Red dumpster on the front. Later, after the cops are chasing them down the road, the garbage truck and dumpster are both Red. See more »


Monte Peterson: My wife is always something. The other night I woke up, she was saying sexy things. I looked up; she was on the phone.
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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »


Harmonica Solo
Performed by John Byner
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Dangerfield scores again!
3 December 2001 | by (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

Rodney Dangerfield makes his much anticipated return in "My 5 Wives," an incredible comedy smash hit from 2000. The film had a strong premise and the events that followed couldn't have been pulled off any better. I had to go to the Mall of America in Minneapolis just to find a VHS copy of this film, that's how hot it is!

With great performances from Molly Shannon and, of course, Dangerfield, "My 5 Wives" receives a score of *** out of ****.

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