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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Main Theme
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Better than I remembered it.
24 April 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is one of Michael Hui's directed comedies, which are dubbed "Mr. Boo" in Japan. Here, Michael Hui plays Johnny, who works as a teppanyaki chef at a restaurant own by his trigger-happy father-in-law (Hoi-Pang Lo). He and his grandfather are also mistreated by his wife, Ying. As a result, Johnny dreams of a fantasy island where he can go over with a calendar girl named Sisi (Sally Yeh).

The film has a solid plot and some laugh-out-loud slapstick humor. The movie does drag at times as it lacks some action and suspense. But, Michael Hui is definitely the highlight of the film as his unique brand of humor and comedy keeps us entertained. From his frustrated family life scenes to the disastrous Philippines vacation scenes, it's not a bad movie from start to finish. It has a good message about not letting people walk all over you - a good lesson to learn.

Overall, this movie was better than I remembered it when I first watched it many years before this year (2015).

Grade B-


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