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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 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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Details

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 »

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Production Co:

Bjarmaland See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Almost all of the dialogue was unscripted and improvised, from scene-by-scene outlines as instructed by the director. Likewise, a large bulk of the music was composed during filming, by members of both of the film's 'rival' bands. 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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Musical Comedy
22 February 1999 | by jeremy-33See all my reviews

This film is a big laugh comedy with some great music and fabulous acting. It's about two bands, a male band (Stuðmenn) and a female band (Grýlurnar) that go into competition about the Icelandic musical market. It's a comedy about the things that you do and do not do to get attention from the fans and to be bigger than the opponent. This film takes you to that year 1982, a big year in Icelandic musical history. This is my favourite movie and it is so worth the watch. I've seen it a million times and I never get tired. (Note: The soundtrack (Með allt á hreinu) is available at all Icelandic music stores)


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