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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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Bryan Spicer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Brad Sexton
Kirstie Alley ... Caroline Sexton
Jay O. Sanders ... Samuel Yoder
Michael Lerner ... Phil Kleinman
Wayne Knight ... Bob Lachman
Larry Miller ... IRS Insp. Derek Lester
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... IRS Insp. Frank Hall
Megan Cavanagh ... Levinia Yoder
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Henner Lapp
Carrie Preston ... Rebecca Yoder
Ethan Phillips ... Jerry - Good Guys Realty
John Caponera John Caponera ... Dave - Good Guys Realty
Katie Moore Katie Moore ... Anna Yoder
Bobby Steggert ... Samuel Yoder Jr.
Michael Angarano ... Sammy Yoder
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual innuendo and one use of strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En la riqueza y en la pobreza See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,015,970, 14 December 1997

Gross USA:

$31,642,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,748,995
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tim Alan and Megan Cavanaugh who plays his "cousin" were on several episodes of Home Improvement. He played Tim Taylor and she played Trudy who ended up marrying his co-worker Al Borland. See more »

Goofs

When Livinia is holding baby Sam in her lap during the party scene, Sam changes from being almost asleep to being up and playful depending on who the camera is facing. See more »

Quotes

Frank Hall, IRS: [after both crash into Dunker's Pond and into the sunken taxicab] I think I messed myself, sir.
Insp. Derek Lester: Walk it off, son.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Captain Kangaroo (1955) See more »

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J.W. Gets a Plan
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Funny movie
27 July 2006 | by chitowndaleSee all my reviews

This movie strikes me as the reverse of Tim Allen's Home Improvement. There, Tim's the over the top ham and his sidekick Al is the tempering force trying to contain him. Here, the Amish do the job and they are the greater force that really tone him down while still giving him plenty of opportunities to be funny. The theme of materialism getting into the way of relationships is needed in 2006 even more than in 1997 when this movie was released. It would be well for everyone to re-watch it now to realize that materialism has gotten totally out of control in today's world. Another thing that makes this movie enjoyable is that it isn't frantic like most comedies are. Too many try to emulate the Marx Brothers. In the frantic lives we do lead today to sustain our materialism, it is nice to have something slower paced yet still not bore you to death.


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