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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.

Director:

Ladislav Smoljak

Writers:

Zdenek Sverák (story), Zdenek Sverák (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Abrhám ... Dalibor Vrána
Libuse Safránková ... Helenka Vránová
Daniela Bakerová 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 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 Miloslav Stibich ... Bechyne - personalista
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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.

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Genres:

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run, Waiter, Run! See more »

Filming Locations:

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 9 September 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Severní vítr
Music by Jaroslav Uhlír
Lyrics by Zdenek Sverák
Performed by Jaroslav Uhlír
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nice comedy/crime movie
16 July 2006 | by tskefferSee all my reviews

First I would like to say it's a comedy for sure. But I would also add the genre crime to the movie.

In this movie there's a guy playing a fake waiter. That's not his only crime though. But the other crime is more in a moral way. But i'm not gonna spoil for you what that is. But basically these two "crimes" play a mayor part in this movie.

If you have a chance to see it be sure to grasp that chance. It's not a superb comedy, but a nice little comedy. There are enough jokes to keep you amused during the movie.

Greetings from the Netherlands.


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