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ABBA: The Movie (1977)

An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia.

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Robert Caswell (as Bob Caswell), Lasse Hallström
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anni-Frid Lyngstad ... Herself
Benny Andersson ... Himself
Björn Ulvaeus ... Himself
Agnetha Fältskog ... Herself
Robert Hughes ... Ashley Wallace, the disc Jockey
Tom Oliver Tom Oliver ... Bodyguard / Bartender / Taxi Driver
Bruce Barry ... Radio Station Manager
Stig Anderson ... ABBA Manager
Calvin Cross Calvin Cross ... Featured Fan
Ivar Dahlbom Ivar Dahlbom ... Featured Fan
Harry Lawrence Harry Lawrence ... Featured Fan
Michael Mansson Michael Mansson ... Hotel receptionist (as Michael Manson)
Sandy Mansson ... Girl in box office (as Sandy Manson)
Ray Marshall Ray Marshall ... Featured Fan
Frances Matthews Frances Matthews ... Featured Fan
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Movie detailing ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977. While it mostly contains back-stage footage and as well as ABBA's famous songs such as "Dancing Queen", "Tiger", "Name Of The Game" and "Eagle" among others sung filmed during their concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, it has the sub-plot of young country and western radio disc-jockey, Ashley, whose boss orders him to have a deep interview with ABBA and the problems he has trying to reach them as he forgets his press pass and ABBA's main bodyguard, (Tom Oliver) is determined to stop him... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Taglines:

The MUSIC! The SONGS! The MAGIC! The COLOUR! The MAGNIFICENCE!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Sweden | Australia

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abba See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38
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Runtime:

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film forms a documentary record of ABBA's 1977 Australian Tour. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, Ashley pursues ABBA through the cities of Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne in that order. The actual tour went in the order of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. See more »

Quotes

Middle Aged Female Fan #2: I think its a bit quieter than the more modern ones, at the moment, you know. Not quite as loud.
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Alternate Versions

Available in three different final soundmixes! One mono, and two different in stereo, one with only three frontchannels, and one with a fourth surround channel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebba the Movie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

So Long
Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
Published by EMI Groove Park Music Inc.
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Rock Me! Oh wow How Great was that nostalgia?
10 August 2001 | by abbabeffySee all my reviews

Absolute Fanantical Wonderful magnifecent music to make me smile Seeing Frida with no makeup on!!!!!!!! Holy craptioid does she look different! To hear and see them Learn the definition of Kinky LOL Im sure It was scripted it was just sweet. I love abba ( i have that album too) I collect abba things which are sooooooo rare in The Midwest USA, Im still looking for a DVD of abba the movie Maybe I m justa dreaming well if anyone hears of one tell me please cuz I have to know ...... lol bye


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