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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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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: Hey! Don't call me John Travolta!
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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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Rock the Boat
Written by Wally Holmes
Performed by John Klass
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Delightful Film
8 February 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

On it's own this film is as good as anything Hollywood puts out. But if you understand the dynamic that exists between Asian traditions and Western Cultural influence, like there is in Singapore, that pushes the story over the edge into the realm of great film. Most Americans (I am one, Irish and Norwegian, but aware of the situation there) won't appreciate the subtleties and the subtext, but it IS wonderful.


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