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For Richer or Poorer (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 December 1997 (USA)
A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.

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Phil Kleinman
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Henner Lapp
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Rebecca Yoder
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Anna Yoder
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Samuel Yoder Jr.
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Sammy Yoder
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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:

A las duras y a las maduras  »

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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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At one point Tim Allen responds to a logical statement by Kirstie Alley by calling her "Mr. Spock". While she never played Mr. Spock, she did play a Vulcan. She was Lt. Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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It is said they are hiding out at the Yoder's because Amish don't pay taxes, when in fact they pay all but social security. See more »

Quotes

Frank Hall, IRS: [after both crash into Dunker's Pond and into the sunken taxicab] I think I messed myself, sir.
Insp. Derek Lester: Walk it off, son.
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The end credits show funny outtakes and deleted scenes cut for time. See more »

Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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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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My 2nd favorite movie about Amish life!
13 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a fine film about a pair of city folks trying to blend in with the Amish. Although my favorite movie about Amish life is Witness(1985) this movie does a good job showing you what life is like in Amish country. The plot was fine, the acting was great and funny, and the outline of the movie was creative. All in all: I give it a 10 out of 10, only because I love comedy movies.


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