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Formula 17 (2004)
"17 sui de tian kong" (original title)

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Tien is a gay guy looking for love, unlike all the other gay guys he knows, he's a virgin, who's saving himself for love... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Yang ...
Tien
Duncan Lai ...
Bai Tieh-nan (as Duncan)
Chin King ...
Yu
Dada Ji ...
C.C.
Jimmy Yang ...
Alan
Jason Chang ...
Jun (as Ta-Yong Chang)
Ladder Yu ...
Kevin
Guan-Jie Huang ...
Jay
Tze-Long Yang ...
Taipei plumber
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Ray
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Tien is a gay guy looking for love, unlike all the other gay guys he knows, he's a virgin, who's saving himself for love... See full synopsis »

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Release Date:

2 April 2004 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Boku no koi, kare no himitsu  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,356 (Hong Kong) (6 August 2004)

Gross:

$22,356 (Hong Kong) (6 August 2004)
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This low-budget teenage film was the only fiction feature in 2004 that did not lose money on the Taiwanese market (it has grossed twice its production cost). Produced by two young, inexperienced women in their late twenties and shot by even younger Chen Yin-Jung, this sex comedy about a young gay circle in Tapei looks quite amateurish, but its refreshing tone was up to now quite unheard of in Taiwanese cinema. See more »

Quotes

Alan: Tien doesn't know our plan, right?
Yu: Don't worry, I rented three DVDs for him to watch and kill time.
C.C.: They won't provoke him?
Yu: Don't worry, they're all safe movies. The Ring, Bride of Chucky, and Freddy vs. Jason. Nothing to do with love.
Alan: Aren't these movies too scary?
Yu: Nothing's scarier than heartbreak! Just my opinion.
[cut to Tien watching scary movies and freaking out]
Alan: Nothing can go wrong, right?
Yu: Unless Jason falls in love with Freddy.
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Heartwarming and Silly
1 January 2006 | by (Boulder, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

Although this movie is low budget and completely silly, it revels in that and seems proud of it rather than trying to ignore it. A completely generic plot that anyone can guess, especially if they're familiar with gay fiction, and your typical gay characters would usually mean a boring movie. Instead this film puts together characters that you can completely believe and expect to meet on the street. I found myself thinking "I wish I knew these guys!" many times. A totally adorable wonderful happy movie that will make you giggle and squeal and completely believe in love, even if it's just for the duration of the film, this one is not to be missed. Heartwarming, adorable, real, yet fantastic... I can't rate this one highly enough.


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