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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)
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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 overview, first billed only:
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Hock
Medaline Tan ...
Mei
Pierre Png ...
Richard
Anna Belle Francis ...
Julie
Steven Lim ...
Boon
Westley Wong ...
Bobby
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Ah Seng
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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
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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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Budget:

$880,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

SGD 30,000 (Singapore) (22 May 1998)

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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: Hey! Don't call me John Travolta!
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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Kung Fu Fighting
Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Zul
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A great little film
29 July 2001 | by (Saint Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This movie definitely exceeded my expectations...especially since I knew the main theme of the film was disco. This movie parallels the classic of the disco genre, Saturday Night Fever, in many ways, but also is a delightful look at life in the late seventies in Singapore.

The soundtrack is full of great 70's hits, and the cinematography takes full advantage of the exotic locale. The actors and actresses breathe real life into what normally would have been one-dimensional characters, making this film very enjoyable.


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