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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 »

Director:

Darnell Martin

Writer:

Darnell Martin
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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lisette Linares (as Lauren Vélez)
Jon Seda ... Chino Linares
Tomas Melly Tomas Melly ... Li'l Chino Linares
Desiree Casado ... Minnie Linares
Isaiah Garcia Isaiah Garcia ... Pee Wee Linares (as Isiah Garcia)
Jesse Borrego ... Alexis
Lisa Vidal ... Magdalena Soto
Griffin Dunne ... Stephen Price
Rita Moreno ... Rosaria Linares
Vincent Laresca ... Angel
Elvis Nolasco ... Tito (as E.O. Nolasco)
Sammy Melendez Sammy Melendez ... Victor
Jose Soto Jose Soto ... Chris
Gloria Irizarry ... Mrs. Gonzalez
Emilio Del Pozo 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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With this, her debut feature, Director Darnell Martin was reputedly the first black American woman to write and direct a film for a major Hollywood studio. 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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Written by Robert Clivillés (as Robert Clivilles), Duran Ramos and Jorge Corante
Produced by Robert Clivillés (as Robert Clivilles) and David Cole for Cole/Clivilles Music Enterprises
Performed by C+C Music Factory (as C & C Music Factory)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The acting, writing, editing, directing, cinematog...
24 April 1999 | by tito-13See all my reviews

The acting, writing, editing, directing, cinematography, music and art direction are infused with Chekhovian tragi-comic magic from the yearning of intersected details and human idiosyncracies. A jewel of a film, stolen by it's charismatic leads Lauren Velez and Jon Seda.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Out See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,760,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,760,527
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Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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