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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

Both bands depicted in the film were real pop bands at the time (named Stuðmenn and Grýlurnar), and all the performers real musicians who genuinely play their respective instruments on screen, with none of them being professional actors. The all-female Grýlurnar band disbanded not long after the film's release, while Stuðmenn still remain active (as of 2016), though with slight changes of band members. 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

Followed by In Tune with the Time (2004) See more »

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Was in the Movie
2 June 2006 | by dbmageeSee all my reviews

I was in Iceland during the summer of 1982 and accompanied Anna Bjorn to the set where this movie was being shot. They were shooting a bar scene with hundreds of extras in a small town an hour or so outside Reykjavik. I cannot remember the director's name but, sometime during the evening, he asked me to help with a scene. I was asked to dance while one of the female stars acted like she was trying to seduce me on the dance floor in an attempt to make one of the band members jealous. Although not a good dancer, I played the part. I never saw the film but would be very interested to know if the scene described was ultimately included in the movie. I was wearing a yellow knit shirt.

If you have seen this movie and recall the scene, please let me know.


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