A Good Pal II. The Story from Brooklyn / The Friend for Bad Times II. The Story from Brooklyn

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production year

1992

Premiere

1 October 1992

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

crime

Typology

featurelong

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 / 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

Miroslav Nohýnek

recepční

Tomáš Karger

policista

Marek Tomažič

policista

Marie Spurná

Horáčková, matka feťačky Alice

Sandra Pogodová

ošklivka

Josef Nedorost

falešný policista

Rostislav Osička

falešný policista

Michal Mückstein

diskžokej

Zdeněk Mahdal

číšník

Jan Kehár

liftboy

Martin France

zpěvák

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

Dubbing

Ljuba Krbová

hlas Ivany

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Dagmar Frantová

Assistant Director

František Herzog

Script Supervisor

Marika Brodilová

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

Consultant

Jaroslav Tomsa, Jiří Vacek (2)

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, Branded, No Better Place, Znělka diskotéky Brooklyn, Come on, Start Freaking, House Party, Rich In Paradise, Go, The Trance, Get Up, No Time To Waste, Move This, I Got You, Dávej, ber

Songwriter

Eduard Parma (Have Faith), Eduard Parma (Branded), Eduard Parma (No Better Place), Chris Kiely (No Better Place), Zdeněk Barták (Znělka diskotéky Brooklyn), Jo Bogaert (Come on), Oliver Krekel (Start Freaking), Dirk Schmidt (Start Freaking), David Slick D. Murray (Start Freaking), Oliver Krekel (House Party), David Slick D. Murray (House Party), Lamont Dozier (Rich In Paradise), Richard M. Hall (Go), Oliver Krekel (The Trance), Dirk Schmidt (The Trance), David Slick D. Murray (The Trance), Manuella Kamosi (Get Up), Jo Bogaert (Get Up), Patrick de Meyer (No Time To Waste), Oliver Abbelos (No Time To Waste), Manuella Kamosi (Move This), Jo Bogaert (Move This), Oliver Krekel (I Got You), David Slick D. Murray (I Got You), Ján Baláž (Dávej, ber)

Writer of Lyrics

Leoncie Martin (Have Faith), Boris Janíček (Dávej, ber)

Singer

Indian Princess Leoncie (Have Faith), Sagvan Tofi (Dávej, ber)

Production info

Original Title

Kamarád do deště II. Příběh z Brooklynu

English Title

A Good Pal II. The Story from Brooklyn / The Friend for Bad Times II. The Story from Brooklyn

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

crime

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production Year

1992

Premiere

1 October 1992

Distribution slogan

A thrilling film, starring Lukáš Vaculík and Sagvan Tofi.

Distribution

Pragafilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

84 min

Versions

Czech