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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 »


Glen Goei


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


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.


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





English | Hokkien

Release Date:

28 May 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


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 »


Ah Hock: Hey! Don't call me John Travolta!
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References Mean Streets (1973) See more »


You Should Be Dancing
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by Jai
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That's the way...uh-huh, un-huh...
15 February 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

"That's the Way I Like It" is a flick which would never work on paper but manages to be thoroughly enjoyable on the silver screen. It's all about Hock (Pang), a Singapore store clerk who wants no more than to kick butt like Bruce Lee and own a motorcycle but meets a disco dancing hottie who convinces him there are better things to get into than motorbikes. Always fun, upbeat, and good natured, this little English language flick out of Singapore is a kind of "Enter the Dragon" meets "Saturday Night Fever" meets "All in the Family" colorful comedy drenched in nostalgic hit disco tunes. Fun stuff especially for anyone who has ever done the Hustle. (B)

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