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Waiter, Hater! (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.

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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
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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.

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October 1983 (USA)  »

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Zdenek Sverák wrote the main role of fake waiter Dalibor Vrána with skilled comedian Petr Nározný in his mind. Director Ladislav Smoljak cast Josef Abrhám instead, because Nározný was typecast as hysterical hothead at the time. Director was afraid of disappointing the expectations of the audience. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Holubí dum
Music by Jaroslav Uhlír
Lyrics by Zdenek Sverák
Performed by Jirí Schellinger
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Better then Kolya
21 January 2003 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

This movie is written by Zdenek Sverák, the author of Kolya, and beautifully directed by Ladislav Smoljak (Sverák's partner in theater for many years). It is one of the very best Czech movies - it is inspired by slapstick comedies (note the "Keystone waiters" at the end of the movie) and full of great comic situations and brilliant dialogues ("I wish a love story" "To read through or to live through?" /// "Where did you use to sit?" "In front of the class." "In the first row?" "More ahead" "But there's only the teacher's table there" "Well, that's were I used to sit." "Oh... Mr. professor... I didn't recognize you!") I hope you understand the gracefulness of these dialogues from my translation.

I have no doubt - this movie is more amusing, more entertaining and more humorous than Sverak's Kolya.


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