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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:

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 (1995). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Brad Sexton: Somehow, Caroline has managed to freeze all of my accounts.
Bob Lachman: Caroline? Are you sure?
Brad Sexton: Well, who the hell else would?
Bob Lachman: Well, there was that little IRS audit thing. I left out a few little details.
Brad Sexton: What sort of little details? FIVE MILLION DOLLARS?
[echoes throughout the bank]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Rock n' Roll Cops 2: The Adventure Begins (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Doubleback
from the Motion Picture Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Written by Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill
Arranged by Alan Silvestri
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Lighten up Folks its HUMOR not ROFL
26 November 2003 | by flash-108See all my reviews

This is a nice fun movie that I really enjoyed. OK, its not great art, but it serves very well as entertainment. I thought it was not insulting to Amish or their way of life, it was very amusing to see how caught up we sometimes allow ourselves to get in things that in the long run don't really matter. I like how the characters interacted with one another. This is light humor with a little depth, its not slapstick. If you enjoy being amused, without having to "LAUGH OUT LOUD", you will probably enjoy this film.


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