Combination Platter (1993)

Combination Platter

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Made on the proverbial shoestring, Combination Platter represents the directorial debut of 23-year-old Tony Chan. Himself a Hong Kong émigré, Chan draws from his own experiences in detailing the tribulations of illegal immigrant Robert (Jeff Lau), who takes a low-paying job at a Szechuan restaurant in New York (the film was shot in the restaurant owned by Chan's parents!). Robert would like to attain U.S. citizenship and has been told that this will be possible if he marries an American girl. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Edwin Baker, Tony Chan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 11, 2005
Runtime:

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Cast


as Robert

as Jennie

as Glasshead

as Dishwasher

as Stanley

as Chef Chan

as Chef Fong

as Spareribs

as Michelle

as Joey I

as Joey II

as Cranky Customer

as Cranky Customer

as Immigration Officer

as Immigration Officer

as Immigration Officer

as Immigration Officer
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Critic Reviews for Combination Platter

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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small, but very enjoyable

Full Review… | February 11, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Combination Platter

Cute film about life as an illegal immigrant working in a restaurant in New York. There is a lack of tremendous depth here but it was enjoyable.

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