8.2/10
1,084
8 user

Waiter, Scarper! (1981)

Vrchní, prchni! (original title)
A comedy concerning a down on his luck bookshop owner with a penchant for women who decides to make some money by pretending to be a waiter and collecting cash from unsuspecting diners.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Older group of workers are forced to attend the high school and finish it.

Director: Oldrich Lipský
Stars: Jirí Sovák, Václav Lohniský, Iva Janzurová
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Fric
Stars: Jan Werich, Marie Vásová, Natasa Gollová
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: János Bán, Marián Labuda, Rudolf Hrusínský
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A selfish self-centered widowed ruler, barely tolerated by his subjects and called appropriately enough, 'King Myself, First' asks his three daughters to name the measure of their love for ... See full summary »

Director: Borivoj Zeman
Stars: Jan Werich, Vlasta Burian, Irena Kacírková
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Jaromír Hanzlík, Libuse Safránková, Frantisek Filipovský
Comedy | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský
Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Rudolf Hrusínský, Milos Kopecký
Cosy Dens (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Hrebejk
Stars: Michael Beran, Miroslav Donutil, Simona Stasová
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Jaromír Hanzlík, Josef Somr
Shortcuts (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.

Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Jirí Schmitzer, Jaromír Hanzlík
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two criminal gangs are ruthlessly fighting for a 1-million dollar check that, purely by chance, got into the flat of shy high school teacher George Camel. As the number of victims sharply ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský
Stars: Lubomír Lipský, Jirina Bohdalová, Iva Janzurová
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Ladislav Smoljak
Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Valérie Kaplanová, Petr Cepek
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A sincere provincial young man, Frantisek Koudelka (Ludek Sobota) leaves to work in Prague. For the trip he buys a computer made horoscope with biorhythms charts, marked according to his ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský
Stars: Ludek Sobota, Marta Vancurová, Vera Ferbasová
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Abrhám ...
Dalibor Vrána
Libuse Safránková ...
Helenka Vránová
Daniela Bakerová ...
Parízková
Zdenek Sverák ...
Parizek
Eliska Balzerová ...
prodavacka Vera
Jirí Kodet ...
Rudy Vyskocil - spoluzák
Dagmar Patrasová ...
Manuela - Rudyho slecna
Karel Augusta ...
bratranec Ludva
Zuzana Fiserová ...
Libuse Douchová - prodavacka
Jirí Hálek ...
profesor Prikryl
Jirí Lír ...
Rozcilený host
Milada Jezková ...
Vacková
Ilja Racek ...
Opilý muz u motorestu
Jaroslava Kretschmerová ...
Svatebcanka
Miloslav Stibich ...
Bechyne - personalista
Edit

Storyline

A comedy concerning a down on his luck bookshop owner with a penchant for women who decides to make some money by pretending to be a waiter and collecting cash from unsuspecting diners.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run, Waiter, Run!  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to screenwriter Zdenek Sverák, he originally offered this script to director Jirí Menzel, who refused. Later, after first screening of the completed film, Menzel paid tribute to director Ladislav Smoljak when he said "I'd never made it so nicely." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Show Leose Marese: Episode #1.17 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Severní vítr
Music by Jaroslav Uhlír
Lyrics by Zdenek Sverák
Performed by Jaroslav Uhlír
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enjoyable comedy from a different time
8 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like one of the previous reviewers, I was lucky enough to catch this gem of a film on a coach trip to Prague when I was living in the Czech Republic. It was the first Czech film I saw, and is still my favourite. Of course anyone who didn't grow up under communism will miss a lot of the humour and references, but generally speaking it has a wide-ranging appeal, and the convoluted situations are really funny at times, especially the incidents with his neighbour. The music is good too - mostly man-and-a-guitar type songs. I wish it were possible to find this in Britain, but foreign language films are a tiny market here, especially obscure communist-era East European films... Overall though, this is thoroughly recommended and if you're ever in Czech on a yellow Student Agency coach make sure they show this!


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I finally found it! ChrisPettersen
Discuss Waiter, Scarper! (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?