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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:
... Brad Sexton
... Caroline Sexton
... Samuel Yoder
... Phil Kleinman
... Bob Lachman
... IRS Insp. Derek Lester
... IRS Insp. Frank Hall
... Levinia Yoder
... Henner Lapp
... Rebecca Yoder
... Jerry - Good Guys Realty
John Caponera ... Dave - Good Guys Realty
Katie Moore ... Anna Yoder
... Samuel Yoder Jr.
... 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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Comedy

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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)  »

Also Known As:

En la riqueza y en la pobreza  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,015,970, 14 December 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,611,225, 15 March 1998
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Brad enters the store looking for a phone, he says "I Come In Peace." This was one of the catchphrases used by Tim Allen's character Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story. See more »

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The chase scene in which Brad Sexton is on foot, the shadow of the camera and cameraman can be seen on his back. See more »

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Caroline Sexton: Coffee? This is a coffee-drinking ordnun? Ohh, praise the Lord, sister.
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The end credits show funny outtakes and deleted scenes cut for time. See more »

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References Quincy M.E. (1976) See more »

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Cheek to Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Sarah Vaughan
Courtesy of Verse Records by Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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Funny movie
27 July 2006 | by See 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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