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I Like It Like That (1994)

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Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lisette Linares
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Chino Linares
Tomas Melly ...
Li'l Chino Linares
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Minnie Linares
Isaiah Garcia ...
Pee Wee Linares (as Isiah Garcia)
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Alexis
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Magdalena Soto
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Stephen Price
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Rosaria Linares
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Angel
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Tito (as E.O. Nolasco)
Sammy Melendez ...
Victor
Jose Soto ...
Chris
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Mrs. Gonzalez
Emilio Del Pozo ...
Mr. Soto
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Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette gets a good job uptown. Can this marriage be saved? Written by Reid Gagle

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jail | puerto rican | marriage | theft | love | See more »

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For Lisette, everyday has become independence day.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for lots of language and strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 October 1994 (USA)  »

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Black Out  »

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$1,777,020 (USA)
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Director Darnell Martin had a major falling out with her film studio Columbia as she objected to the title change, the fact that they marketed her film as a romantic comedy in the vein of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and that they referred to her in their publicity as an Afro-American female director. Although Martin technically fits that description, she took exception to the fact that the studio was using her ethnicity as a tool to sell tickets. See more »

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[last lines]
Lisette Linares: You know what your problem is? You never think about the other person.
Chino Linares: Good night, other person.
Lisette Linares: It's morning, Chino.
Chino Linares: Good morning.
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Written by Jairo Varela
Performed by Grupo Niche
Courtesy of Sony Discos Inc.
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fresh and real take on girl-makes-good story
16 June 2001 | by (Yoose of Ay) – See all my reviews

Lauren Velez is great in a well-rounded role. Fresh and funny story of latino Bronx. Basic story of woman taking charge and getting ahead, but truly enjoyable and different from most of the "Lifetime stories for women" genre. Check out Rita Moreno as the mother-in-law!


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