An unhappily married Manhattan socialite couple flee from the I.R.S. and end up in Amish country where they pretend to be visiting relatives.

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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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Trivia

After one of the fights between Jacob and Emma, she rolls over in bed and turns the light off. They are not supposed to have electricity, the light she turns off is an oil lamp and allowed, it is safer and cheaper than candles. See more »

Goofs

Blonde streaks in Kirstie Alley's bangs come and go. See more »

Quotes

Levinia Yoder: Today was a good day.
Samuel Yoder: God only makes good days, Levinia.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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The Fly
from the Motion Picture Beetle Juice (1988)
Composed by Danny Elfman
Courtesy of Geffen Records with License from Universal Special Markets
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Gentle amusing comedy
25 January 2001 | by corekSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Richer or Poorer 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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