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

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Yo-ning 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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a Wonderful Taiwanese gay movie
7 October 2004 | by (Taipei, Taiwan) – See all my reviews

As a Taiwanese, I am very proud of this production. I saw it when I was in Taiwan and loved it. A very funny comedy of a gay utopia in Taipei. No women can be seen in this movie. No aids. No difficulties of coming out. No one dying. Just a gay comedy. Makes everyone happy. I just got the DVD. watched it with my German friends and we all loved it. Sweet and loving. The two leading actors are actually straight. But they did a wonderful job.

Being gay and 17 can be a fabulous thing. And this movie is a great happy statement saying, "I am fag and fabulous!"


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