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Teppanyaki (1984)

Tie ban shao (original title)
Mr. Boo is seemingly doomed to spend the rest of his days as a cook in a teppanyaki restaurant, married to the corpulent and overbearing daughter of the gun-happy owner.

Director:

Michael Hui

Writer:

Michael Hui
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Hui ... Johnny Huang
Sally Yeh ... Sisi
Frances Yip ... Ying, Johnny's Wife
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Johnny's Father-in-law
Mei-Yi Tsou Mei-Yi Tsou ... Sally (as Mei-i Tsou)
Paul Che ... Che (as Biu Law Che)
Ying Sau Hui ... Johnny's Grandfather
Siu-Tin Lai ... Pierre
Chun-Ying Cheung Chun-Ying Cheung ... Pierre's Friend (as David Cheung)
Yen Ping Li Yen Ping Li ... Johnny's Neighbor
Chi-Kwan Chung Chi-Kwan Chung ... Sophia (as Sylvia Chung)
Tau Wan Yue Tau Wan Yue ... Man on Plane
Chih-Hung Chang Chih-Hung Chang ... Punk in Car
Man-Wai Wong Man-Wai Wong ... Woman in Call Center
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Mr. Boo is seemingly doomed to spend the rest of his days as a cook in a teppanyaki restaurant, married to the corpulent and overbearing daughter of the gun-happy owner.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

26 January 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

La primera cruzada de Indianna Johnny See more »

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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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MSG included, but what about the food?
30 July 1999 | by Jack_YanSee all my reviews

Michael Hui can almost guarantee an audience. At the time, he was easily the best comic writer-actor in colonial Hong Kong. Teppanyaki, where he plays a chef, builds on his reputation, although compared to hits such as Security Unlimited (1981), Hui's writing seems a little lacklustre. It's still a delightful comedy and most moviegoers will enjoy it - and then again, Security Unlimited was a hard act to follow.

The ingredients (pun not intended) are there: the chef, subject to abuse by his spoilt wife and her (usually armed) father (who owns the restaurant he works at), his best friend and his 103-year-old grandfather, and their relationship. The chef (Hui) has fallen for a calendar girl (Sally Yeh), which puts additional strain on his work and home life.

It still illustrates how naturally writing and acting come to Michael Hui. There are some fantastic moments - such as the eyebrow shaving and the tennis game using a frying pan - but they come less often than in some of Hui's earlier efforts. There's a feeling that there could be something extra. Good, but not great.


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