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Smart Philip (2003)

Mazaný Filip (original title)
Inspired by the stories of the American writer Raymond Chandler, the classical hero is private detective Phil Marlowe, a romantic cowboy, who takes the law into his own hands in the rough ... See full summary »

Director:

Václav Marhoul

Writers:

Raymond Chandler (character), Václav Marhoul (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomás Hanák ... Philip Marlowe
Vilma Cibulková ... Velma
Pavel Liska ... Charlie Brown
Bohumil Klepl ... Reception clerk
Viktor Preiss ... Barman
Jaroslav Dusek ... Director
Jirí Machácek ... Gangster
Oldrich Kaiser ... Don Perrugini
Jan Slovák Jan Slovák ... Cop
Jirí Burda Jirí Burda ... (as Jirí Fero Burda)
David Vávra David Vávra ... Cop
Milan Steindler ... Psychiatrist
Eva Holubová ... Singer
Ivan Trojan ... Make-up man
Miroslav Táborský ... Gangster Adolfo
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Storyline

Inspired by the stories of the American writer Raymond Chandler, the classical hero is private detective Phil Marlowe, a romantic cowboy, who takes the law into his own hands in the rough prairie of a large city. He is honest, skeptical and hardworking. He toils away on the cases that he solves after numerous mistakes, while often being tormented and beaten up by criminals and even the police. In this world of violence, mistrust and corruption, everything is for sale. Everything except him. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

3 December 2003 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Furmányos Filip See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Box Office

Budget:

CZK16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$453,257
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Silver Screen See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Terrible! One of the worst films I've ever seen.
23 December 2003 | by ali-9See all my reviews

I was really excited to see Mazany Filip, wanting to see a comic Czech take on American film-noir, hard-boiled detective movies. Unfortunately, there was nothing funny about this movie. The directing, pacing, and acting were all terrible, slow, and boring, and *none* of the "jokes", visual or verbal, were in the least funny. Here and there they would try slapstick in the style of the Zucker brothers (Airplane, Naked Gun, etc.), but these failed miserably. I can only go by the English subtitle translation of the script, but it was repetitive and stupid. A host of otherwise good (I'm told) Czech actors had their little cameo set pieces (a screaming film director, a crazy doctor at the sanitarium, etc.), which were even less funny than a Saturday Night Live sketch, if you can imagine it. To portray a black character, they put a white guy in minstrel-show blackface, complete with white lips, curly 'fro wig, and "ol' Southern black guy" accent. My Czech friend who came with me also thought it was terrible, so it can't be only a case of cultural differences. I recommend that you definitely don't waste your money or time on this pathetic film.


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