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Who Pulled the Plug? (1981)

Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen? (original title)
To get an order for 1,000 yachts from a middle-east sheik, two boat companies have to race 'Göta kanal', a canal through Sweden, east to west. There are no rules in this game and the winner gets the order.

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Hans Iveberg

Writer:

Hans Iveberg
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kim Anderzon ... Lena
Janne Carlsson ... Janne
Stig Ossian Ericson ... Sigurd
Yvonne Lombard ... Rut
Nils Eklund ... Rune
Stig Engström ... Björn H:son Larsson
Magnus Härenstam ... Kronofogden
Rolv Wesenlund ... Norrmannen
Per Oscarsson ... Ulf Svensson
Georg Rydeberg ... Gustav
Peter Harryson ... Polisen
Svante Grundberg ... Kanotisten
Lars Amble ... Leif Andersson
Marie Göranzon ... Astrid Ohlsson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Andersson ... Man i segelbåt
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Storyline

An order for 1,000 yachts for a middle-east sheik is up for grabs. The list of contestants has been narrowed down to two companies: one is a multinational one with good backing and the other is run by visionaries and enthusiasts with their main focus on rowing-boats. Having a hard time to decide between the two the sheik declares a race on the Göta Canal through Sweden, from the capital of Stockholm to the second city of Gothenburg, where the winner gets the order. Pretty soon it becomes obvious that winning does not mean strictly abiding to sea rules and regulations. Written by Jonas Carlsson

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Comedy

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

18 December 1981 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Göta kanal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

When Larson parks his red Porsche, he knocks the parking-meter over. The meter is separated from its pole, and the pole is knocked flat to the ground. But when you see the Porsche in the background some seconds later, the parking-meter is still attached to the pole, and the pole is just leaning some 30 degrees - not lying flat on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Gustav: [on seeing the boats lying on the dry bed of the canal] Why are they like that? What are they playing at?
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Crazy Credits

The Europa Film logo is emptied of water when an invisible plug is pulled. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Göta kanal 4 - Tårkanalen (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Money, Money, Money
(uncredited)
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
The song the debt collector listens to
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One of the best...
17 May 1999 | by a90jhoSee all my reviews

I think it´s one of the best swedish comedic movies beside "Sallskapsresan" with Lasse Aberg. It has really good action scenes and lots of funny yokes. It´s also modern to be in the 80´s it has the Dolby Stereo Mix!


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