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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

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

In the party scene where Emma says to Livinia, "They're all dressed alike..." Livinia is holding a cookie in her hand. The cookie jumps from her hand to baby Sam's hand numerous times between shots while they are talking. 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 The Cinema Snob: Mobsters and Mormons (2018) See more »

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Mambo Incognito
Written by Alan Silvestri
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An entertaining, feel-good movie
9 July 2001 | by headshot69See all my reviews

I am not a lover of comedies, however this is one of those exceptions.

What can I say? The title says it all. Tim Allen is brilliant (as usual), and Kirstie Alley is great as his support. The movie does not knock the Amish people too much, and the movie ends with everyone living happily ever after - even 'Big John'.

I thought the deleted scenes/bloopers i the closing credits was a great idea too.


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