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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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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  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,941,717, 18 June 1978, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stockard Channing raps (or speaks) the bridge verse of "Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee" as opposed to singing it; she does the same thing to most of the last verse of that song; further underscoring that Channing is more of an actress than a singer. It made no difference though, neither did the fact that she was 34 when she played the part of a high school senior; she still got raves for her performance, and "Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee" was called a showstopper by the critics; (even though she didn't even sing most of it). See more »


In one scene at the diner, Doody hands Frenchie a banana split. As the camera angle changes, he hands over the same banana split again. 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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7 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

This play turned movie is one my favorites. It has mostly anything you could ask for. Being a romance, comedy, musical and so much more, makes it unique. John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Didi Cohn, Jeff Conaway and so many more make this an all-star hit. This movie well illustrates what the 50s was all about. I must say, anyone who thinks its ovverrated or anything else bad must've not really thought and seen how amazing this classic is. I will keep and treasure my 20th anniversary DVD to share with my children, my children's children, and so on. The vocals in this film are outstanding, with the breath-taking voice of Olivia Newton-John, and John Travolta's rock numbers. Its a timeless hit that will have people enjoying it throughout the ages.

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