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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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Glen Goei

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Glen Goei
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A romantic comedy with twists and turns.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for momentary language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Singapore

Language:

English | Hokkien

Release Date:

28 May 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

That's the Way I Like It See more »

Filming Locations:

Singapore

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Box Office

Budget:

$880,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

SGD 30,000 (Singapore), 22 May 1998

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,742, 17 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,319, 24 October 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1977. See more »

Quotes

Ah Hock: Hey! Don't call me John Travolta!
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Connections

References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

That's The Way I Like It
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by Najip Ali
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Delightful Film
8 February 2002 | by risen_feenixSee 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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