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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 more »

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Lisette Linares (as Lauren Vélez)
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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
Donald Jackson ...
Jack
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Father Jaime
Scott Jarred Cohen ...
Ritchie Soto
Martha Speakes ...
Hefty Woman
Marina Durell ...
Cookie
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Joe
Juan Cruz ...
David
Michael McKinney ...
Tour
Casey E. Rodriguez ...
Freddy
Joe Quintero ...
Pawnbroker
Julia Aponte ...
Modeling School Director
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Modeling School Receptionist
Toukie Smith ...
Val (as Tookie A. Smith)
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Biker Inmate (as Fat Joe Da Gangsta)
Luis A. Marrero ...
Tony Mendez
Fredy Correa ...
Ricky Mendez
Jerry Rivera ...
Pablo Herrera
Billy Lux ...
Photographer
Larry Attile ...
Dispatcher
Marta Vidal ...
Santera
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Stylist (as Jeffery Doornbos)
Gino Lucci ...
Price Photo Double
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angel Ramirez Jr. ...
Mendez Brothers (uncredited)

Directed by

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Darnell Martin

Written by

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Darnell Martin ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ann Carli ... producer
Victor De Jesus ... associate producer
Wendy Finerman ... executive producer
Lane Janger ... producer
Stephen Lloyd ... associate producer
Diana Phillips ... co-producer
Tracy Vilar ... associate producer (as Tracy Leigh Vilar)

Music by

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Sergio George

Cinematography by

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Alexander Gruszynski ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter C. Frank

Editorial Department

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Anthony L. Jamison ... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat ... negative cutter
Amanda Pollack ... apprentice film editor

Casting By

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Meg Simon

Production Design by

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Scott Chambliss

Art Direction by

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Teresa Carriker-Thayer

Set Decoration by

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Susie Goulder

Costume Design by

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Sandra Hernandez

Makeup Department

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Joe Cuervo ... makeup artist (as Joseph Cuervo)
Judi Goodman ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Michael Jackman ... post-production supervisor
Margot Lulick ... unit production manager
Diana Phillips ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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H.H. Cooper ... assistant director
Kia B. Puriefoy ... assistant director

Art Department

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Betsy Alton ... artistic coordinator
Samuel J. DeSanto ... storyboard artist
Douglas Fecht ... set dresser
Greco ... set dresser
Diane Lederman ... assistant property master
Elizabeth Linn ... scenic artist
Bill Lowery Jr. ... key set builder
Timothy Main ... carpenter
Nick Miller ... construction coordinator
Mark Peltzer ... property master
Gerard H. Pineo ... lead dresser
Willie Roache ... set dresser
Mario Ventenilla ... assistant art director
Nancy Gilliar ... stand-by set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Barry ... re-recording mixer
David Boulton ... adr engineer
Louis Cerborino ... sound editor
Keiko Deguchi ... assistant sound editor
Kay Denmark ... adr boom operator
Deborah Emanuel ... sound editor
Stuart Emanuel ... sound editor
Wendy Hedin ... supervising sound editor
Rosa Howell-Thornhill ... production sound mixer
Heather Hughes ... apprentice sound editor
Sorin Ariel Iarovici ... apprentice sound editor
Annette Kudrak ... assistant sound editor
George A. Lara ... foley mixer
Julie Lindner ... assistant sound editor
Julio Peña ... sound engineer
Steve Scanlon ... boom operator
Michael Shore ... assistant sound editor
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
Magdaline Volaitis ... sound editor
Deborah Wallach ... adr editor
Hal Levinsohn ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Massimo Cristofanelli ... special effects technician

Stunts

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Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Brennan ... key grip (as Robert A. Brennan)
Jasper Johnson ... dolly grip (as Jasper Lee Johnson III)
Edward T. Kerwick ... second grip
Lisa Leone ... still photographer
Jim McConkey ... camera operator
John Mitchell ... generator operator
Fred Nielson ... second assistant camera (as Frederick V. Nielsen II)
Marc Rogers ... gaffer
Daniel Sanabria ... first assistant camera
Douglas W. Shannon ... rigging gaffer
Derrick Tseng ... best boy electric
Howard Weiner ... video playback operator
Tom Zafian ... video playback operator

Casting Department

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Yolanda Geralds ... extras casting
Keith Gunthorpe ... extras casting assistant (as Keith R. Gunthorpe)
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting
Alyssa Roth ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sandi Figueroa ... assistant costume designer
Walter Rivera ... assistant wardrobe supervisor
James Roberts ... assistant wardrobe supervisor
Rose Trimarco ... wardrobe supervisor (as Rose Trimarco Cuervo)

Location Management

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Lys Hopper ... location supervisor
Lorelei Jeffers ... location assistant
Joe Kelly ... location assistant
Margot Lulick ... location manager

Music Department

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Ann Carli ... music supervisor
Nicholas Meyers ... music editor
Julio Peña ... music recording engineer

Script and Continuity Department

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Karen Kelsall ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Theodor A. Brown ... transportation captain (as Theodore A. Brown)
William K. Gaskins ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Aida Ashenafi ... office production assistant
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Wayne Bristo ... set production assistant
Sharron Cannon ... executive assistant: Ms. Carli
Jana N. Drewery ... key production assistant
Maurice Edwards ... set production assistant
Mimi Everett ... title designer
Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez ... assistant: Ms. Martin (as Sonia Gonzalez)
Hal Gross ... assistant accountant (as Hal E. Gross)
Sheila Jamison ... unit publicist
Diane L. Langone ... production accountant (as Diane Langone Benfield)
Linda H. Miller ... production accountant
Carla Raij ... production secretary
Daniel Ramirez ... production secretary
Exile Ramirez ... production secretary
Timothy T.P. Robbins ... production coordinator
Jennifer Roth ... production coordinator
Ulysses Terrero ... intern
Freddy Vargas ... production assistant
Christina Vlacich ... craft service
Nadine F. Wilson ... assistant accountant (as Nadine Wilson)

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines For Lisette, everyday has become independence day. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Black Out (United States)
  • Life Is Trouble (Germany)
  • Así me gusta (Spain)
  • А мне так нравится (Russia)
  • I like it Like That (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Radioland Murders/I Like It Like That/Bullets Over Broadway/Imaginary Crimes/Clerks (1994). See more »
Soundtracks I Like It Like That 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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