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Chicken and Duck Talk (1988)

Gai tung ngap gong (original title)
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 »

Director:

Clifton Ko

Writers:

Michael Hui, Clifton Ko (as Clifton Chi-Sum Ko) | 2 more credits »
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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 Yung-kuang Lai ... Health Inspector
Siu-Ling Lee Siu-Ling Lee ... Health Inspector's Girlfriend
Leung Ng Leung Ng ... Hui's Son
Gloria Yip ... Judy
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Storyline

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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food | cooking | cook | fast food | See All (4) »

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Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 July 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicken and Fast Food See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

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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Absolute Classic
15 March 2001 | by nobitaSee all my reviews

I was always told that trans-lingual comedy films are never funny. That if you're not Chinese, well you're not even going to crack a smile. Well they've obviously never seen this film. Made in Hong Kong, "Gai tung aap gong" is absolutely one of the best comedy films I have ever seen. Michael Hui, a legendary comedy star in Hong Kong, plays a character Ah Hui, who runs a traditional HK Duck shop. Things are going well until a fast-food store by the name of "Danny Chicken" opens up across the street and begins to draw the crowds away. For Ah Hui, this means war! Such scenes as Ah Hui sneaking into Danny Chicken dressed as an Indian woman, the Chicken and Duck mascot brawl, the James Bond-style investigation of the "secret ingredients", and the Danny Chicken training class are, in my opinion, all-time comedy classics.


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