Teppanyaki (1984)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2007-01-28
Summary: Ho hum
Weak to occasionally amusing comedy about extremely downtrodden and frustrated married man Johnny (Hui) and his brief (but extended) escapes from a fat domineering wife (whose resemblance to Samo Hung is truly astonishing) and a gun-mad father-in-law. But things finally begin to improve when he starts hitting his wife (charming) and be mean to their cat and dog.

There's much outright theft from a number of other movies (Jaws, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, even A Touch Of Class!) and the idea from an old Marty Feldman sketch forms much of the plot. The scene where Johnny plays tennis with a frying pan is a scream, but there's a lot of bad stuff. While Sally Yeh is lovely to look at, the mindless bimbo she is compelled to play is truly sickening. Quite a few jokes are put-downs of Filipinos.

Overall : Mostly low knockabout slapstick, and goes on much too long.
Reviewer Score: 3