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ABBA: The Movie

Release Date:December 23, 1977
Running time:97 minutes
Cast:Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Robert Hughes
Director:Lasse Hallström
Producer:Stikkan Andersson, Reg Grundy
Writer:Robert Caswell, Lasse Hallström
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures

Description: ABBA, the spirited Swedish pop-singing group who skyrocketed to fame with their 1974 single Waterloo, star in this loosely constructed vehicle. The story involves the efforts of a diligent DJ to secure an interview with the group while they're on tour in Australia. Eighteen of ABBA's hits are heard on the soundtrack and seen in grainy 16 mm concert footage, shot in March 1977. ABBA: The Movie was thus filmed some five years prior to the group's breakup. The film's director was Sweden's Lasse Hallström, who later gained infamy for his arthouse success My Life as a Dog (1985).~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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