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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

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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Storyline

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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Black Out  »

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$1,777,020 (USA)
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Originally titled "Black Out", but director Darnell Martin was forced to change it by Columbia. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Julio Iglesias
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sad, Funny, and Real
22 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I Like it Like That" is one of those rare gems of cinema that portrays life for peoples of color with all of the absolute humanness so often lacking from more mainstream films. While I thoroughly enjoyed every actor's performance in this film, no one's performance was as effective and affecting as Jesse Borrego's portrayal of "Alexis", Lisette's (Lauren Velez) transvestite brother. This character offered a rare and realistic portrayal of an individual that is typically viewed only from a safe distance. While I definitely prefer Jesse Borrego as a man, his performance as "Alexis" showed a depth that few actors ever accomplish. In addition to his sterling performance as "Tudee" in "Follow Me Home", his portrayal in this film convinced me of his tremendous range. He is, without question, one of the most underrated actors of our time. I enthusiastically recommend this film to any and everyone.


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