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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself
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Himself
Agnetha Fältskog ...
Herself
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 ...
Featured Fan
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Hotel receptionist (as Michael Manson)
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Girl in box office (as Sandy Manson)
Ray Marshall ...
Featured Fan
Frances Matthews ...
Featured Fan
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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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Release Date:

February 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross:

SEK 5,347,122 (Sweden)
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Trivia

There is a brief scene lasting only some seconds where a photographer asks for a smile. ABBA are surrounded by various International stars that happened to be in Perth at that time and were performing in Australia. They include Gerry and the Pacemakers The Searchers The Dubliners Alice Cooper Stéphane Grappelli and British actor Robin Nedwell The scene was shot at the Parmelia Hotel in Perth. See more »

Quotes

[Benny looks up from a tabloid article he's reading]
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Soundtracks

Get On The Carousel
Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
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Brilliant
13 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pure brilliance This group were genius This film shows them at their most professional

I am a fan and I have to say this is one of the most realistic movies about a pop group ever

I recommend it totally, no bad language, no sex, pure entertainment.

All the hits are here from their early to mid career.

Agnetha Benny Bjorn and Frida certainly knew how to put on a show.

Many rare insights into the working of a pop tour.

Take your children to see, get it on DVD and be rest assures the children and your grandparents will all love this movie.


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