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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 »

Director:

Glen Goei

Writer:

Glen Goei
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Pang ... Hock
Medaline Tan Medaline Tan ... Mei
Pierre Png ... Richard
Anna Belle Francis Anna Belle Francis ... Julie
Steven Lim Steven Lim ... Boon
Westley Wong Westley Wong ... Bobby
Alaric ... Ah Seng (as Alaric Tay)
Dominic Pace ... Hock's Guardian Angel / John Travolta
Caleb Goh Caleb Goh ... Leslie / Ah Beng
Pamela Oei Pamela Oei ... Mui (as Pam Oei)
Kay Siu Lim Kay Siu Lim ... Father
Margaret Chan Margaret Chan ... Mother
Lily Siew Lin Ong Lily Siew Lin Ong ... Grandmother
Kumar Kumar ... Tranny #1 / Larry / Host
Kay Tong Lim 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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Country:

Singapore

Language:

English | Hokkien

Release Date:

28 May 1998 (Singapore) See more »

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That's the Way I Like It See more »

Filming Locations:

Singapore

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Budget:

$880,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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The film takes place in 1977. See more »

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

Staying Alive '98
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by John Klass
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remake 2006?
19 May 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

This is a charming and touching Singaporean combo of STRICTLY BALLROOM and Saturday NIGHT FEVER with bits of ENTER THE DRAGON (!) thrown in for good musical kung fu measure and pleasure. I am sure you never thought in a million years that you would read that all in the one sentence. Well, all in the one film makes it a delightful mix. Lurching in and out of English Spinglish and various Asian dialects FOREVER FEVER has a wonderful sense of itself as both a urban musical and an Asian romantic drama. Like Bollywood films pinching plot and images from various western films, this low budget Malaysian production manages to lift whole plot ideas and reverse them, and then even chuck in some PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO cinematic off-the-screen advice and ideas from viewer to screen actor. Well made and with a terrific soundtrack FOREVER FEVER could easily be remade in 2006 as a regular Anglo/American/Aussie film and succeed all over again. FLOWER DRUM SONG it is not.


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