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Who Pulled the Plug? (1981)
"Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen?" (original title)

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To get an order for 1,000 yachts from a middle-east sheik, two boat companies have to race 'Göta Kanal', a canal through Sweden, east to west. There are no rules in this game and the winner gets the order.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Anderzon ...
Janne Carlsson ...
Stig Ossian Ericson ...
Sigurd
Yvonne Lombard ...
Rut
Nils Eklund ...
Rune
Stig Engström ...
Björn H:son Larsson
Magnus Härenstam ...
Rolv Wesenlund ...
Norrmannen
Per Oscarsson ...
Ulf Svensson
Georg Rydeberg ...
Gustav
Peter Harryson ...
Polisen
Svante Grundberg ...
Lars Amble ...
Leif Andersson
Marie Göranzon ...
Astrid Ohlsson
Frank Andersson ...
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An order for 1,000 yachts for a middle-east sheik is up for grabs. The list of contestants has been narrowed down to two companies: one is a multinational one with good backing and the other is run by visionaries and enthusiasts with their main focus on rowing-boats. Having a hard time to decide between the two the sheik declares a race on the Göta Canal through Sweden, from the capital of Stockholm to the second city of Gothenburg, where the winner gets the order. Pretty soon it becomes obvious that winning does not mean strictly abiding to sea rules and regulations. Written by Jonas Carlsson

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eller Vem drog ur proppen?

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18 December 1981 (Sweden)  »

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Göta Kanal  »

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SEK 27,609,579 (Sweden)
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The race is supposed to take place in the summertime. Still, yellow leaves on the trees can be seen in the final scenes, indicating early autumn. See more »

Quotes

Gustav: [on seeing the boats lying on the dry bed of the canal] Why are they like that? What are they playing at?
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Spoofed in Göta kanal 4 - Tårkanalen (2010) See more »

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Boring crap
30 November 1999 | by (Trøndelag, Norway) – See all my reviews

One of the worst and most boring movies from Scandinavia. What is the point to make a film with OK actors & OK story if it is so extremely dull. I remember this movie was allowed for children to watch, but it becomes a bit to dull and difficult for a 11 year old to follow the story here. Not a movie for children at all. ------ (2 out of 10)


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