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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dalibor Vrána
... Helenka Vránová
Daniela Bakerová ... Parízková
... Parizek
... prodavacka Vera
... Rudy Vyskocil - spoluzák
... Manuela - Rudyho slecna
... bratranec Ludva
Zuzana Fiserová ... Libuse Douchová - prodavacka
... profesor Prikryl
... Rozcilený host
... Vacková
... Opilý muz u motorestu
... 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 Velká filmová loupez (1986) See more »

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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 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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