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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:

Comedy

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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

Frantisek Vlácil was considered for the small part of drunken guest, eventually played by Ilja Racek. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Spindl (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Holubí dum
Music by Jaroslav Uhlír
Lyrics by Zdenek Sverák
Performed by Jirí Schellinger
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A brilliant comedy
19 October 2007 | by darickoSee 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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