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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eda Drábek
... Bejby
... Prokop
Sylva Tománková ... Bejbina
... Premek
Jan Semotán ... Ksanda
Jan Kacani ... Reddy
Pavel Janousek ... Neumann
Josef Oplt ... Singer
... Peterka
Václav Chalupa ... Hamácek
Zdenek Vencl ... Babka
... vrchní Kaláb
Václav Jakoubek ... Petykoluna
... Séf cizi party
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A period musical comedy set in a quiet Prague quarter at the end of the fifties. Using the western plot device of the "man from nowhere" a generation gap story unfolds of changing social climate. The action is driven by the character of a young man named Baby (Martin Dejdar) who causes a local rebellion by bringing rock'n'roll to a Communist neighborhood raised on swing. Written by Czech film center

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Trivia

Petr Nározný was considered for the part of Mr. Prokop, eventually played by Josef Abrhám. See more »

Goofs

Car license plates with letter "A" assigned for Prague were not used in time of plot. At that time, license numbers did not correspond to geographical locality. See more »

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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 16 December 2008 (2008) See more »

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