A Good Pal II. The Story from Brooklyn

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production year

1992

Premiere

1 October 1992

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

crime

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Kamarád do deště II. Příběh z Brooklynu

Czech title

Kamarád do deště II. Příběh z Brooklynu

English title

A Good Pal II. The Story from Brooklyn

English parallel title

The Friend for Bad Times II. The Story from Brooklyn

Synopsis

Friends Michal and Tomáš rent a prosperous discothèque, "Brooklyn". The cheater Kadlec is released from prison, where he was sent years ago, thanks to Michal and Tomáš. The attractive Ivana sees an ad and is hired at Brooklyn. Kadlec takes a first action against the young men – Michal is arrested and accused of raping Alice Horáčková. But Michal has never seen her before. Tomáš’s testimony in favour of his friend is not accepted by lieutenant Himl. Therefore, Tomáš has to search on his own. He follows Alice and finds out that this dirty trick is played by Kadlec. Tomáš visits him in the antique shop belonging to his son-in-law, Bureš. But Kadlec even threatens Tomáš. Tomáš cunningly "kidnaps" him, and closes him in a pig shed. After several hours of involuntary imprisonment, Kadlec accepts Tomáš’s demands and Michal is released. Tomáš falls in love with Ivana, but Michal finds out that she is a prostitute in a brothel owned by Bureš. Ivana loves Tomáš as well and she decides to finish with her other lifestyle. In the meantime the Kadlec gang is preparing a big deal connected with speed. But Kadlec does not know that the prospective buyer, the Czech-American, George, is cooperating with Tomáš and Michal. Kadlec loses a big sum of money in this way. Tomáš learns the truth about Ivana and breaks up with her. The desperate Ivana calls to the young men that Kadlec foisted drugs in their establishment. Her warning rescues them. Before the police come, they remove the drugs. The friends catch Kadlec in the antique shop alone and force him to drink a whole bottle of vodka. The blind drunk Kadlec tells the police everything about the drugs and cheating. Tomáš learns about Ivana’s decision and he forgives her.

Note

In the film, the film makers used shots from the previous entitled A Good Pal (Dir: Jaroslav Soukup, 1988) and from the film Famous Duels (Dir: Jaroslav Soukup, 1989).

Cast

Lukáš Vaculík

Tomáš Mráz

Sagvan Tofi

Michal Sudek

Marek Vašut

Čechoameričan George Verner

Karel Augusta

Karel Kadlec

Andrej Hryc

starožitník a šíbr Bureš, Kadlecův zeť

Miloš Vávra

kriminalista poručík Himl

Katarína Kolajová

feťačka Alice Horáčková

Petr Vacek

feťák

Veronika Žilková

Maruška, Burešova manželka

Pavel Rímský

inženýr Zeman, výrobce drog

Marie Spurná

Horáčková, matka feťačky Alice

Josef Nedorost

falešný policista

Rostislav Osička

falešný policista

Zdeněk Mahdal

číšník

Jan Kehár

liftboy

Karel Gult

host v diskotéce

Jaroslav Tomsa

muž u baru

Pavel Galan

Luigi, italský host v bordelu

Hidetaka Yoshida

japonský host v bordelu

Jaroslav Vokřál

Georgův kamarád

František Jákl

policista ve vazbě

Diana Kordová

mladá žena ve vile

Gabriela Bauerová

Hana Fryčerová

Pavel Halamka

Jiří Kindl

František Linhart

Henrieta Mičkovicová

Karel Slezák

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Dagmar Frantová

Assistant Director

František Herzog

Script Supervisor

Marika Brodilová

Director of Photography

Vladimír Smutný

Camera Operator

Vladimír Duben

Production Designer

Olga Rosenfelderová

Assistent Production Designer

Barbora Bucharová

Set Designer

Jan Klíma (vedoucí výpravy), Petr Moucha (rekvizitář), Tomáš Dosoudil (rekvizitář), Vladimír Janošek (rekvizitář), Miroslav Fára (rekvizitář)

Costume Designer

Věra Mírová

Assistant Film Editor

Jana Šimonová, Růžena Hejsková

Sound Designer

Jiří Hora

Executive Producer

Milan Brabec (výkonný producent), Jiří Ulrich ml. (výkonný producent)

Production Manager

Jaromír Lukáš

Unit Production Manager

Petr Novák, Dagmar Pitráková

Production Supervisor

Kateřina Jeřábková, Filip Smola, Ivan Vakaráč

Cooperation

Monika Machytková (klapka), Lucie Zaradičková (klapka), Jaroslav Betka (vrchní osvětlovač), Zdeněk Vávra (fotograf), Zdeněk Flemming, Martin Kurel, L. Jirásek, R. Štefan, R. Volke, R. Nikolai, J. Netopil, V. Říha, A. Cukr, K. Plánička, P. Vinčálek, Z. Voldán

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Barták

Selected Music

Scott Joplin (The Entertainer)

Songs

Have Faith

Songwriter Eduard Parma
Writer of Lyrics Leoncie Martin
Singer Indian Princess Leoncie

Branded

Songwriter Eduard Parma

No Better Place

Songwriter Eduard ParmaChris Kiely

Znělka diskotéky Brooklyn

Songwriter Zdeněk Barták

Come on

Songwriter Jo Bogaert

Start Freaking

Songwriter Oliver KrekelDirk SchmidtDavid Slick D. Murray

House Party

Songwriter Oliver KrekelDavid Slick D. Murray

Rich In Paradise

Songwriter Lamont Dozier

Go

Songwriter Richard M. Hall

The Trance

Songwriter Oliver KrekelDirk SchmidtDavid Slick D. Murray

Get Up

Songwriter Manuella KamosiJo Bogaert

No Time To Waste

Songwriter Patrick de MeyerOliver Abbelos

Move This

Songwriter Manuella KamosiJo Bogaert

I Got You

Songwriter Oliver KrekelDavid Slick D. Murray

Dávej, ber

Songwriter Ján Baláž
Writer of Lyrics Boris Janíček
Singer Sagvan Tofi

Production info

Original Title

Kamarád do deště II. Příběh z Brooklynu

Czech Title

Kamarád do deště II. Příběh z Brooklynu

English Title

A Good Pal II. The Story from Brooklyn

English Parallel Title

The Friend for Bad Times II. The Story from Brooklyn

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

crime

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production Year

1992

Production specifications

start of filming 03/1992

Premiere

premiere 1 October 1992 /suitable for youths/

Distribution slogan

A thrilling film, starring Lukáš Vaculík and Sagvan Tofi.

Distribution

Pragafilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech