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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

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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

18 December 1981 (Sweden)  »

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Göta Kanal  »

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SEK 27,609,579 (Sweden)
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Goofs

During the start of the race, Ulf (Per Oscarsson) accidentally calls Leif (Lars Amble) by the wrong name "Rolf") which Amble corrects (look at the reaction from the people standing in the background). See more »

Quotes

Janne: [eating food cooked by Sigurd] Mmmm... this was really good! What is it?
Sigurd: Escargots!
Janne: [to Lena] It's escargots! Delicious.
Janne: [to Sigurd] Escargots, what does that mean?
Sigurd: Snails! They prepared it this way in ancient Rome, on midsummer's eve.
Janne: [puts his plate away] Could I have something to drink, please?
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Spoofed in Göta kanal 4 - Tårkanalen (2010) See more »

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Not funny
24 December 2005 | by (Moon) – See all my reviews

The movie is considered being one of the classic Swedish comedies, but in my opinion it's not any funny. The concept of the film, about the competing boats would be good enough to make something of, and they have a great cast. The special effects are also good, thinking about it being an old Swedish 80's movie. But the jokes aren't funny. There's no funny situation comedy nor any good verbal jokes. They are just talking incoherently and falling or pushing each other into the water. Too bad.

Good old Swedish films are for example "Jönssonligan", "Sällskapsresan" or the films starring Björn Skifs. This one does not belong in the same league.


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