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Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen? (1981)

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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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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18 December 1981 (Sweden)  »

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Goofs

After the crash, we see fire trucks going over a bridge which one of the boats has just apparently passed, but the boat obviously doesn't fit under the closed bridge. See more »

Quotes

Janne: Hey, have you seen? He has bought old wine!
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Money, Money, Money
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Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
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Maybe the greatest Swedish comedy ever...
12 January 1999 | by See 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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