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That's the Way I Like It (1998)

Forever Fever (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 28 May 1998 (Singapore)
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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Hock
Medaline Tan ...
Mei
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Richard
Anna Belle Francis ...
Julie
Steven Lim ...
Boon
Westley Wong ...
Bobby
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Ah Seng (as Alaric Tay)
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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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$880,000 (estimated)

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$8,742 (USA) (17 October 1999)

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$19,319 (USA) (24 October 1999)
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The film takes place in 1977. See more »

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Ah Hock: Don't think. Feel.
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Features The Way of the Dragon (1972) See more »

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Staying Alive
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by October Cherries
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A Singapore Sling
10 May 2008 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

When's the last time you saw a movie shot in Singapore? And in English, yet? THAT'S THE WAY is just such an animal, and tells the story of a grown man (Adrien Pang) living home with his parents and siblings who wishes for nothing more than to have a motorcycle. To do so, he enters a disco dance contest, and begins taking dance lessons. The plot is derived directly from Saturday NIGHT FEVER. In fact, our blue-collar hero even sees John Travolta done up as Tony Manero whenever he daydreams hard enough. The music is mostly horrible re-creations of the SAATURDAY NIGHT FEVER soundtrack, but the dancing is terrific. And the Bruce Lee-looking Pang is a nifty kung-fu fighter to boot. It all comes to a predictable ending, but one we wanted it to get to.


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