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Formula 17 (2004)

17 sui de tian kong (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 2 April 2004 (Taiwan)
A gay teenager falls for an architect after moving to the city to find a summer job.


Yin-jung Chen (as D.J. Chen)


Rady Fu
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview:
Tony Yo-ning Yang ... Tien
Duncan Lai ... Bai Tieh-nan (as Duncan)
King Chin ... Yu
Dada Ji Dada Ji ... C.C.
Jimmy Yang Jimmy Yang ... Alan
Jason Chang ... Jun (as Ta-Yong Chang)
Ladder Yu Ladder Yu ... Kevin
Guan-Jie Huang Guan-Jie Huang ... Jay
Tze-Long Yang Tze-Long Yang ... Taipei plumber
Jeff Locker ... Ray


A gay teenager falls for an architect after moving to the city to find a summer job.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


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 »


[subtitled version]
Tien: Excuse me?
Taipei plumber: I'm here to fix the toilet.
[strips off his shirt]
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References Ringu (1998) See more »

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Good Gay's Movie
8 January 2007 | by lia00027See all my reviews

This is the second time I watched gay's movie, the first time is 'the question of love' (France movie) and I feel that both of this movies are really good. Even though the plot is not so well made but the story line is really good looks exactly same like yaoi (gay) manga (comic) from Japan.

The story was about a country boy who came to Taipei after did his final exams, in Taipei he met friends and fell in love with no. 1 gay playboy (Duncan) in town. Duncan also liked him so they end up having one night stand but Duncan left him without any real explanation and made him broken heart. Soon after Duncan realized that he loved this country boy and tried to find him. Anyway it's a happy ending film beside it's a comedy which makes me really like this movie.

Yeah the plot is not as strong as France movie but this movie kinds of sweet and pure and the soundtracks also nice.

I recommend this movie to anyone who likes to read yaoi manga, see gay's movies or just want to see something good.

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Mandarin | English | French

Release Date:

2 April 2004 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

17歲的天空 See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,124, 28 August 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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