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Football of the Good Old Days (1973)

Régi idök focija (original title)
The laundryman only lives for one thing: soccer. His dream is to have his team in the premier league, but for that he needs money and the only way he can do that is by selling some of his players.

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Dezsö Garas ...
Minarik Ede, mosodás
Tamás Major ...
Kerényi úr
László Márkus ...
Turner Pipi
Hédi Temessy ...
Cserépkalapos nõ
Cecília Esztergályos ...
Ila, a bundás nõ
Ildikó Szabó ...
Vajaskenyeres lány (as Szabó Gabriella)
Gizi Péter ...
Minárikné, Aranka
András Kern ...
Kövesdi, tartalék
Károly Vogt ...
Vallay,a kapus
Zoltán Benkóczy ...
Maitoff, balhátvéd (as Benkóczi Zoltán)
István Verebes ...
Végrehajtó
Endre Kátay ...
Végrehajtó (as Kátai Endre)
Ferenc Kiss ...
Róbert bácsi
István Szilágyi ...
Doorman of Astoria
György Szirmai ...
Végrehajtó
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Mail for translation. Igazi komedia a mozi es a futball hoskorabol. Minarik Ede mosodas igazaban csak szenvedelyenek, a futballnak el, illetve a Csabagyongye SC futballcsapatanak, amelyet o hozott letre es amelynek megmaradasaert naponta meg kell kuzdenie. Mivel nincs penze, arra kenyszerul, hogy legjobb jatekosait 'eladja', mindenkori alma, hogy a Csabagyongye az elso ligaba keruljon. Written by Steve Varadi <svaradi@sprynet.com>

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Pál Sándor: the director appears right after the opening title, whispering to Minarik's ear: "Csabagyöngye is not the Arsenal." See more »

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Classic and one of the most quoted movie in Hungary
2 February 2005 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

Régi idök focija (Old times' football) is probably the most quoted movie in Hungary besides A Tanú (The Witness). 'Kell egy csapat!' (We need a team) became a common proverb in Hungary. The story takes place in the 1920's in Budapest, and tells a story about Ede Minarik, the laundry man, who is keen to sacrifice his life, wealth, even his family life to make up his own football team, which can make it to the first division. But the film is about more than just football: it shows us the post-war Budapest, the dirt, the slums, the poverty, and a man, who has a dream, a vision to achieve his own set goals with his team. At that time there was a desperate need for lots of people like Minarik. What is unique about the movie is how it was pictured: the cameraman created an atmosphere which takes us back to the 1920's. Definitely worth watching it!


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