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ABBA: The Winner Takes It All (1999)

This documentary reflects the peaks and troughs of the Swedish super group's popularity over the decades, as well as the quartet's turbulent years together.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Björn Ulvaeus ... Himself
Paul Gambaccini Paul Gambaccini ... Himself
Benny Andersson ... Himself
Thomas Johansson Thomas Johansson ... Himself
Tim Rice ... Himself (as Sir Tim Rice)
Anni-Frid Lyngstad ... Herself
Michael B. Tretow Michael B. Tretow ... Himself (as Michael Tretow)
Pete Waterman Pete Waterman ... Himself
Steps Steps ... Themselves
Malcolm McLaren ... Himself
Bono ... Himself
Anders Eljas ... Himself
Phyllida Lloyd ... Herself
Owe Sandström Owe Sandström ... Himself
Stephan Elliott ... Himself


This documentary reflects the peaks and troughs of the Swedish super group's popularity over the decades, as well as the quartet's turbulent years together.

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Release Date:

15 May 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Abba: The Winner Takes It All - The Abba Story See more »

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1.78 : 1
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TV version runs 60 minutes; homevideo version is 90 minutes long and features different footage. See more »

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What could have been...
23 February 2002 | by rogermooreSee all my reviews

ABBA, one of the biggest groups in the entire world. Yet so little is known about the Swedish foursome. This documentary tries to enlighten us about 10 years of ABBA in 60 or 90 min. (depends on which version you have seen). But, of course, 60 or 90 min. is far too short for that. We get to know almost nothing about the members of ABBA themselves. Agnetha, unfortunately, doesn't want to be filmed. It's a shame ABBA didn't want to filmed together, so that they could react upon each other, ooh what could have been...

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