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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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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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Musical | Romance

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

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16 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 837,763 (Germany) (5 July 1998)

Gross:

$188,755,690 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Randal Kleiser previously directed John Travolta and Kelly Ward in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976). See more »

Goofs

When the girls are at the sleep over, Rizzo gets off the bed with a bottle in her left hand and a cigarette in her right. The next shot shows the bottle in her right hand and no cigarette. See more »

Quotes

[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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The beginning credits show the main characters in cartoon form. See more »

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Referenced in Bunheads: Movie Truck (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Hand Jive
Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Performed by Sha-Na-Na
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Greatest musical ever!!
15 December 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Grease. I've seen the play and I've watched the movie at least 500 times. It captures everything high school is about. Even though it is set in the 50's, it seems to resonate even for today's generation. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are great in the movie as well as the rest of the cast. I met the girl of my dreams when I took her on a date to see the play, so this film has a special place in my heart.


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