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Run, Waiter, Run! (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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Helenka Vránová
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prodavacka Vera
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Libuse Douchová - prodavacka
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profesor Prikryl
Jirí Lír ...
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Vacková
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Opilý muz u motorestu
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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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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 »

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Referenced in Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.3 (2016) See more »

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Music by Jaroslav Uhlír
Lyrics by Zdenek Sverák
Performed by Jaroslav Uhlír
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A brilliant comedy
19 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This film is very funny and skilfully made. It uses a wide range of film humor styles, from farce including slapstick to satire. It reflects on human (male) behavior in general and on Czechoslovak communist society. At the end of the film, there is a fantastically shot chase scene. I do not agree at all with the qualification "small comedy", because the film is based on a very developed script that contains many sub-plots with people commenting or reacting on the behavior of the main character. The result is a picture that gives you pleasure and enjoyment while watching it and amusement after when recalling different scenes and characters.


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