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Who Pulled the Plug? (1981)

Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen? (original title)
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.

Director:

Hans Iveberg

Writer:

Hans Iveberg
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kim Anderzon ... Lena
Janne Carlsson ... Janne
Stig Ossian Ericson ... Sigurd
Yvonne Lombard ... Rut
Nils Eklund ... Rune
Stig Engström ... Björn H:son Larsson
Magnus Härenstam ... Kronofogden
Rolv Wesenlund ... Norrmannen
Per Oscarsson ... Ulf Svensson
Georg Rydeberg ... Gustav
Peter Harryson ... Polisen
Svante Grundberg ... Kanotisten
Lars Amble ... Leif Andersson
Marie Göranzon ... Astrid Ohlsson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Andersson ... Man i segelbåt
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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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Comedy

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Goofs

Second unit camera and operator visible under a blue plastic sheet in the far left corner during the car crash. See more »

Quotes

Björn H:son Larsson: Hey, you bloody Turk! Get lost, why don't you!
Greek Boatbuyer: 'Turk'? I'm Greek!
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Crazy Credits

The Europa Film logo is emptied of water when an invisible plug is pulled. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Breaking Out (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Money, Money, Money
(uncredited)
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
[The debt collector listens to it]
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Maybe the greatest Swedish comedy ever...
12 January 1999 | by SchmollywoodBabylonSee all my reviews

I would say there is a tradition in Sweden watching this film... If you haven´t seen it, do that at once! Every big actor in Sweden has a role in this movie, and a couple of not so big actors. The action-scenes are still wonderful and spectacular, a ton of boat- and car crashes, wonderful comedy and a lot of classic lines. A real classic...


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

18 December 1981 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Göta kanal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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