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ABBA: The Movie (1977)

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An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia.

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Agnetha Fältskog ...
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Ashley Wallace, the disc Jockey
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Bruce Barry ...
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Calvin Cross ...
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Ivar Dahlbom ...
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Harry Lawrence ...
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Storyline

Movie detailing ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977. While it mostly contains back-stage footage and as well as ABBA's famous songs such as "Dancing Queen", "Tiger", "Name Of The Game" and "Eagle" among others sung filmed during their concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, it has the sub-plot of young country and western radio disc-jockey, Ashley, whose boss orders him to have a deep interview with ABBA and the problems he has trying to reach them as he forgets his press pass and ABBA's main bodyguard, (Tom Oliver) is determined to stop him... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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February 1979 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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SEK 5,347,122 (Sweden)
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Trivia

ABBA play themselves in this movie. See more »

Quotes

[Ashley is causing trouble in the hotel hallway. The Bodyguard runs out and drags him along by his tape recorder microphone]
Bodyguard: [frustrated; into the microphone] Haven't I seen enough of you today?
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Connections

Referenced in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.188 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Get On The Carousel
Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
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At the time this was the coolest movie I had ever seen!
6 January 2000 | by (NJ USA) – See all my reviews

LOVED THIS MOVIE! Brought in the total spirit of the ABBA craze at the time!!! AGNETHA< FREIDA< BJORN & <BENN were cool thruout the movie to watch! Why can't you find this movie to buy anywhere? It would sell out!! I swear it!! Thanx if you can help!


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