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      ABBA: The Movie

      1978, Musical, 1h 34m

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      While the Swedish pop group ABBA tours Australia, hapless radio DJ Ashley Wallace attempts to land an interview with the massively successful act. Featuring numerous performances by the Scandinavian quartet, including the hits "Waterloo" and "Dancing Queen," the film finds Ashley contending with ABBA's dedicated bodyguard before finally meeting the band's manager, Stig Anderson, who introduces him to the performers.

      • Rating: G

      • Genre: Musical

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Lasse Hallström

      • Producer: Stig Anderson

      • Writer: Robert Caswell, Lasse Hallström

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Production Co: Polar Music International, Reg Grundy Productions Pty. Ltd.

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      • Jul 10, 2014

        Live footage of ABBA is extremely rare - basically, you've got this and you've got the documentary <i>Abba In Concert</i> and that's it for official releases. The performance on here is stellar and amounts to about 12 songs and it's easy to see why they were such a sensation, this movie captures them performing in front of probably their most rabid fans, the Australians who really launched their career after the rest of the world saw them as another Eurovision 1-hit wonder. The connecting material of a journalist trying to get an interview with the band is exceptionally lame and you'll never want to see it more than once, but the footage of the band performing "S.O.S.", "I've Been Waiting For You", ""Tiger", "Dancing Queen", and "So Long" with such gusto makes it worth the endurance.

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      • Apr 13, 2011

        This legendary pop film follows Swedish super group ABBA on a very successful tour of Australia, showing all the magic and excitement of one of the top live acts in the world. The hit singles include 'Waterloo', 'Mamma Mia', 'Dancing Queen', 'Fernando', 'Take A Chance On Me' and 'Thank You For The Music.' A movie detailing ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977. It contains unseen back-stage footage as well as ABBA's famous songs such as "Dancing Queen", "Tiger", "Name Of The Game" and "Eagle" filmed during their concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. The film has the sub-plot of a young country and western radio disc-jockey, Ashley, whose boss orders him to have an depth interview with ABBA. He has tremendous problems trying to reach the band as he forgets his press pass and ABBA's main bodyguard is determined to stop him...

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      • Jun 06, 2007

        Light-hearted Aussie comic romp. Good concert footage, but it felt like their footage was simply intercut with the framing story of the reporter trying to get an interview with them, chasing them all over Australia. If you love ABBA, you'll love this movie. I was surprised how many young fans they had. If you're not an ABBA fan, I wouldn't expect this movie to hook you to their tunes.

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