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Chicken and Duck Talk (1988)
"Gai tung ngap gong" (original title)

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Old Hui runs a restaurant specializing in roast duck. His secret duck recipe is very tasty, but customers and staff alike have to put up with the filthy shop and Hui's cost-cutting way of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hui ...
Ah Hui
Ricky Hui ...
Cuttlefish
Sylvia Chang ...
Mrs. Hui
Lowell Lo ...
Chimp Chan
Wing-Cho Yip ...
Pang
Lawrence Ng ...
Danny Poon
Kai-Nam Ho ...
Alan
Yan Pak ...
Hui's Mother-in-Law
Ying-Ying Hui ...
Maria
Feng Ku ...
Richard
Koon-Lan Law ...
Mrs. Chan
Yung-kuang Lai ...
Health Inspector
Siu-Ling Lee ...
Health Inspector's Girlfriend
Leung Ng ...
Hui's Son
Gloria Yip ...
Judy
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Old Hui runs a restaurant specializing in roast duck. His secret duck recipe is very tasty, but customers and staff alike have to put up with the filthy shop and Hui's cost-cutting way of doing business. When ''Danny Fried Chicken'' (an American-style fast-food restuarant) opens up across the street, Hui receives a rude shock and is forced to lift his game to compete. He might even have to supply clean chopsticks. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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14 July 1988 (Hong Kong)  »

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Ah Hui: Sir, is the food alright?
husband customer: Yes, the food is more delicious & the place is more clean.
wife customer: Hey
[trying to discourage husband from lighting up a cigarette]
husband customer: Do you mind if I smoke?
Ah Hui: Hmmph, do you mind if I fart?
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Perhaps the funniest comedy from Hong Kong in the 1980s - a riot!
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Michael Hui is a veritable institution in the Hong Kong film industry. He single-handedly (ok, with his brothers Ricky and Sam) resuscitated the Cantonese film after decades of neglect owing to the Mandarin Shaw Brothers company's popularity. His films in the 1970s are classics. But this film, made at the height of his powers in 1988, must be one of the all-time finest comedies to come out of Hong Kong film industry. He plays the miserly proprietor of a BBQ Duck restaurant facing stiff competition from a new chicken fast-food joint. The gags are really superb stuff, including a dance routine with rats and cockroaches et al. There are too many to note. I have never laughed out so loud at a Hong Kong comedy and it must ranks as the best until Carol Cheng's 1990 "Her Fatal Ways". Most notably "Chicken and Duck Talk" has aged gracefully too, as Michael has himself.


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