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Grease (1978)

PG-13 | | Musical, Romance | 16 June 1978 (USA)
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Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?



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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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A musical about teens in love in the 50's! It's California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny isn't the same Danny from the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together. Written by Alex Schultz <NedSDeclassified2967>

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The original high school musical is back! (2010 re-release) See more »


Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, teen smoking and drinking, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 June 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Briljantin  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,705,463 (USA) (27 March 1998)


$181,360,000 (USA)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(re-release) (1998)| (re-release) (1998)| (35 mm prints) (original release)| (70 mm prints) (original release)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Didi Conn (Frenchy) hid under a security guard's desk to sneak a peek at the script before her audition. See more »


While in the shake shack, some of the close-ups do not match the other scenes, in the far shots there are people and trees behind the bars, in the close-ups there are neither, and also the wall colors are different between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Sandy: I'm going back to Australia; I might never see you again.
Danny: Don't... don't talk that way, Sandy.
Sandy: But it's true! I've just had the best summer of my life, and now I have to go away. It isn't fair.
[Danny starts kissing her]
Sandy: Danny, don't spoil it!
Danny: It's not spoiling it, Sandy, it's only making it better.
Sandy: Danny... is this the end?
Danny: Of course not; it's only the beginning.
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Crazy Credits

In the sing-a-long re-release, the Paramount logo from the 1970's is shown at the beginning featuring a blue background. See more »


Referenced in Kiss Me, Guido (1997) See more »


Greased Lightning
Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Performed by John Travolta and Jeff Conaway
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User Reviews

The best musical of all time!
4 October 1999 | by (chandler, az) – See all my reviews

No other musical beats this one! The cast is perfect, and it is very funny as well. Travolta is still a babe. Watching this movie, you will be singing the songs with everybody. Fun cast, great songs and appeal still make this a great film today. Grease is still the word!

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