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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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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:

$31,611,225
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DTS | Dolby Digital | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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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

At the anniversary party, when Mary says, "...even if it isn't Moi," Cynthia's hand that's holding the cigarette is resting on her champagne glass. In the next shot, it's in the air, then again it rests on the glass. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: Sister Act (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Garet Kisses Hattie
from the Motion Picture A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)
Written by Rachel Portman
Courtesy of Hollywood Pictures Company
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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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