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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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Cast

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Agnetha Fältskog ...
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Robert Hughes ...
Ashley Wallace, the disc Jockey
Tom Oliver ...
Bodyguard / Bartender / Taxi Driver
Bruce Barry ...
Radio Station Manager
Stig Anderson ...
ABBA Manager
Calvin Cross ...
Featured Fan
Ivar Dahlbom ...
Featured Fan
Harry Lawrence ...
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Hotel receptionist (as Michael Manson)
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Girl in box office (as Sandy Manson)
Ray Marshall ...
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Frances Matthews ...
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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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Release Date:

February 1979 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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SEK 5,347,122 (Sweden)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film's director Lasse Hallström said of this movie in 2002 that it had a screenplay that was "conceived on the plane on the way to Australia, about a disc jockey trying to get an in-depth interview with ABBA. It started out as a 16-millimeter project and ended up, when the producers decided to gamble big, being in 35-millimeter wide-screen Panavision." See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Crowd: [screaming] We want ABBA! We want ABBA!
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Ring Ring
Written by Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody
Performed by ABBA
Published by Union Songs AB
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No Story Great Music
26 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie just for fans. The heart of this movie is that its "ABBA" in concert. Between songs we see the super group in interviews. A subplot has a D.J. trying to land an interview with them. If Mr. D.J. doesn't land the interview he will be out of a job. Hit songs performed include the classics "Dancing Queen", "Fernando", "Ring Ring" and "Thank You for the Music. Not out on Dvd. The director of this movie went on to become a big time Hollywood Director. If you thought this might be a movie "Based on the hit play Mama Mia" so sorry this is not that movie. A highlight of this is when the group invites a group of children to sing back up to "I have a Dream". The movie was shoot in and around 1976 or 1977 when the group was touring Australia. In all this movie is for fans of the group. If your not a fan you will be bored!


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