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On Top (1982)

Með allt á hreinu (original title)
The basic plot revolves around the break-up of a band and the subsequent competition between the two new bands to get contracts and attention. One of the new bands is all-female, the other all-male.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ásgeir Óskarsson Ásgeir Óskarsson ... Hafþór Ægisson
Egill Ólafsson ... Kristinn "Stuð" Styrkársson Proppé
Jakob Magnússon Jakob Magnússon ... Frímann Flygering
Tómas M. Tómasson Tómas M. Tómasson ... Skafti Sævarsson
Valgeir Guðjónsson Valgeir Guðjónsson ... Lars Himmelbjerg
Þórður Árnason Þórður Árnason ... Baldvin Roy Pálmason
Eggert Þorleifsson Eggert Þorleifsson ... Dúddi
Herdís Hallvarðsdóttir Herdís Hallvarðsdóttir ... Herself
Inga Rún Pálmadóttir Inga Rún Pálmadóttir ... Herself
Linda Björk Hreiðarsdóttir Linda Björk Hreiðarsdóttir ... Herself
Ragnhildur Gísladóttir Ragnhildur Gísladóttir ... Harpa Sjöfn Hermundardóttir
Anna Bjorn ... Hekla (as Anna Björns)
Magnús Óskarsson Magnús Óskarsson ... Bílstj. Gæra (The Driver of the Gærur Band van)
Sif Ragnhildardóttir Sif Ragnhildardóttir ... Birthmother
Guðmundur Ingi Guðmundur Ingi ... Son
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Storyline

The basic plot revolves around the break-up of a band and the subsequent competition between the two new bands to get contracts and attention. One of the new bands is all-female, the other all-male.

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road movie | cult film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic | Danish

Release Date:

18 December 1982 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

On Top See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bjarmaland See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

There was made a sequel in 2004 and it is named Ahead of time (ísk. Í takt við tíma) See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits, Stuðmenn are walking after a parade on the streets of Kobenhagen. And at the very end there are fireworks over the Tivoly. See more »

Connections

Referenced in In Tune with the Time (2004) See more »

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painfully campy, yet engaging!
7 February 2007 | by agilaSee all my reviews

i have had much fun showing this ancient piece of the homeland to my friends here in the states. it is gloriously campy but really fun. sadly, the subtitles don't do the dialog and lyrics justice, but that is probably unavoidable and didn't seem to bother my friends who all said they enjoyed it. the music is lively and that goes a long way, and the maker avoided many traps and pitfalls that such a low budget film could fall into.

i was 8 years old when this movie first came out and i have lost count of how many times i have watched it. it is still funny, though i'll admit the shine is wearing off. nevertheless i can give it my recommendations.


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