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For Richer or Poorer [1997]

Director:Bryan Spicer
Writer:Jana Howington
Steve LuKanic
Composer:Randy Edelman
Length:115 minutes
(1 hour 55 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:15%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.

Reaction: Kinda predictable, at times a bit didactic, but there is some charm here and there.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Bryan Spicer => Director / Prisoner (uncredited)
Jana Howington => Writer
Steve LuKanic => Writer
Randy Edelman => Composer
Bobby Steggert => Samuel Yoder Jr.
Carrie Preston => Rebecca Yoder
Ethan Phillips => Jerry - Good Guys Realty
Jay O. Sanders => Samuel Yoder
John Caponera => Dave - Good Guys Realty
John Pyper-Ferguson => Henner Lapp
June Claman => Judge Joan Northcutt
Katie Moore => Anna Yoder
Kirstie Alley => Caroline Sexton
Larry Miller => IRS Insp. Derek Lester
Marla Maples => Cynthia
Megan Cavanagh => Levinia Yoder
Michael Angarano => Sammy Yoder
Michael Lerner => Phil Kleinman
Miguel A. Nez Jr. => IRS Insp. Frank Hall
Tim Allen => Brad Sexton
Wayne Knight => Bob Lachman

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Incorrectly regarded as a goof: Fresh corn on the cob being served before any crops are planted. However, the corn could have been from a previous harvest.
  • The film depicts the Amish community holding a barn dance. The Amish do not dance, it is considered secular and therefore sinful.
  • The Amish would never hold a wedding outside. They take place in the bride's parent's house.
  • In the end Brad and Sam are looking at the corn field, but it would have already been harvested because the Amish harvest before they have weddings.
  • 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.
  • When the IRS agents are putting up posters of Brad and Caroline in the village A road sign depicting Maryland route 27 can be seen in the background.
  • When Bob is talking on the cell phone to Brad and getting into a cab you can see the Washington monument in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon square when he's supposed to be in New York.
  • The chase scene in which Brad Sexton is on foot, the shadow of the camera and cameraman can be seen on his back.
  • The cab that Lachman hails when he's going to Kennedy is apparently marked as off duty.