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That's the Way I Like It (1998)
"Forever Fever" (original title)

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Kung Fu meets disco in Singapore. Hock is a grocery clerk longing for a motorbike. He lives with his parents and sister; they idolize his younger brother, Beng, a medical student calling ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Pang ...
Hock
Medaline Tan ...
Mei
Pierre Png ...
Richard
Anna Belle Francis ...
Julie
Steven Lim ...
Boon
Westley Wong ...
Bobby
...
Ah Seng
...
Hock's Guardian Angel / John Travolta
Caleb Goh ...
Leslie / Ah Beng
Pamela Oei ...
Mui (as Pam Oei)
Kay Siu Lim ...
Father
Margaret Chan ...
Mother
Lily Siew Lin Ong ...
Grandmother
Kumar ...
Tranny #1 / Larry / Host
Kay Tong Lim ...
Mr. Tay
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Kung Fu meets disco in Singapore. Hock is a grocery clerk longing for a motorbike. He lives with his parents and sister; they idolize his younger brother, Beng, a medical student calling himself Leslie. Hock loves Bruce Lee; he works out and imitates his moves. When Hock sees a cheesy local version of "Saturday Night Fever," he gets the disco bug, taking his pal Mei to nightly lessons in hopes of winning a contest and buying the bike. He's blind to Mei's falling in love with him, and, at the last minute asks another woman to be his partner in the contest. Meanwhile, Beng reveals a personal secret to his family and a crisis ensues. Hock, Beng, Mei and her rival: it's Night Fever. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A romantic comedy with twists and turns.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for momentary language and some violence | See all certifications »
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28 May 1998 (Singapore)  »

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Budget:

$880,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,742 (USA) (15 October 1999)

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$19,319 (USA) (22 October 1999)
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Immediately after the scene where Hock runs in full '70s dance getup to meet with Mei and when he finally arrives, there is a truck in the background with a large blue covering on it. The purpose of this vehicle was not only as a set dressing, but it was used to block the camera's view of the catering area so that the crew would not have to move all of the tables and food to another location. See more »

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Ah Hock: Don't think. Feel.
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References Mean Streets (1973) See more »

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Ebullient, Exuberant film that Miramax was smart to distribute.
19 June 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

An indie gem from Singapore. In the exuberant yet grounded tradition of Muriel's Wedding... "That's The Way I Like It" (aka Forever Fever) took me into 1977 Singapore, to follow the dream of a regular guy who is discovering his passions in life. Lots of disco music, polyesther, and family conflict doesn't spread thin this tightly and deftly told story. The budget seems meager, but the movie doesn't suffer from that at all. The had enough production quality to tell the story they wished to tell, and congratulations go to Glen Goei and his team for this wonderful tale.


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