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Grease -- Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Grease -- The Original High School Musical is Back.
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Director:
Writers:
Jim Jacobs (based on the original musical by) and
Warren Casey (based on the original musical by) ...
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Release Date:
16 June 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The original high school musical is back! (2010 re-release) See more »
Plot:
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Grease Will Always Be The Word... See more (330 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

John Travolta ... Danny

Olivia Newton-John ... Sandy

Stockard Channing ... Rizzo

Jeff Conaway ... Kenickie

Barry Pearl ... Doody

Michael Tucci ... Sonny

Kelly Ward ... Putzie

Didi Conn ... Frenchy

Jamie Donnelly ... Jan

Dinah Manoff ... Marty

Eve Arden ... Principal McGee

Frankie Avalon ... Teen Angel

Joan Blondell ... Vi

Edd Byrnes ... Vince Fontaine

Sid Caesar ... Coach Calhoun

Alice Ghostley ... Mrs. Murdock
Dody Goodman ... Blanche
Lennie Baker ... Johnny Casino & The Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)
Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman ... Johnny Casino & The Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)
Johnny Contardo ... Johnny Casino & The Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)
Frederick 'Dennis' Greene ... Johnny Casino & The Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)
Jocko Marcellino ... Johnny Casino & The Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)
Sha-Na-Na ... Johnny Casino & The Gamblers
'Screamin' Scott' Simon ... Johnny Casino & The Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)
Donald 'Donny' York ... Johnny Casino & The Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)

Susan Buckner ... Patty Simcox

Lorenzo Lamas ... Tom Chisum
Fannie Flagg ... Nurse Wilkins

Dick Patterson ... Mr. Rudie

Eddie Deezen ... Eugene
Darrell Zwerling ... Mr. Lynch

Ellen Travolta ... Waitress

Annette Charles ... Cha Cha
Dennis Stewart ... Leo (as Dennis C. Stewart)
Barbi Alison ... Dancer
Helena Andreyko ... Dancer
Jennifer Buchanan ... Dancer
Carol Culver ... Dancer
Cindy DeVore ... Dancer
Deborah Fishman ... Dancer
Antonia Franceschi ... Dancer
Sandra Gray ... Dancer
Mimi Lieber ... Dancer
Judy Susman ... Dancer
Dennis Daniels ... Dancer
Larry Dusich ... Dancer
John Robert Garrett ... Dancer
Daniel Levans ... Dancer
Sean Moran ... Dancer
Greg Rosatti ... Dancer
Andy Roth ... Dancer
Lou Spadaccini ... Dancer

Andy Tennant ... Dancer
Richard Weisman ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paula Beyers ... Dancer (uncredited)

Michael Biehn ... Mike - School Athlete (uncredited)
Greg Bradford ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tod Burton ... Baseball Catcher (uncredited)
Carole Demas ... Girl Fixing Hair in Mirror at Drive-in (uncredited)
Donna Felix ... Dancer (uncredited)
Vinny Genna ... Dancer (uncredited)
Kristine Greco ... Dancer (uncredited)
J. Andrew Kenny ... Andy - Wrestler (uncredited)
John Mooney ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Bob Quinn ... Dancer (uncredited)

Wendie Jo Sperber ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lora Marie Oberhofer Taylor ... Girl in Quad on the First Day of School (uncredited)

Directed by
Randal Kleiser 
 
Writing credits
Jim Jacobs (based on the original musical by) and
Warren Casey (based on the original musical by)

Bronte Woodard (screenplay) (as Bronté Woodard)

Allan Carr (adaptation)

Produced by
Allan Carr .... producer
Neil A. Machlis .... associate producer
Robert Stigwood .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
 
Casting by
Joel Thurm 
 
Production Design by
Philip M. Jefferies  (as Phil Jefferies)
 
Set Decoration by
James L. Berkey  (as James Berkey)
 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
 
Makeup Department
Edwin Allen .... makeup artist (as Eddie Allen)
Christine George .... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist (as Dan Striepeke)
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... assistant director
Paula Marcus .... second assistant director
Lynn M. Morgan .... second assistant director (as Lynn Morgan)
 
Art Department
Eugene S. Kelley .... construction coordinator (as Gene Kelly)
Richard Valesko .... property master
John Rozman .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sean Hanley .... looping editor
Jerry Jost .... sound mixer
Charles E. Moran .... sound effects editor (as Charles Moran)
Bill Varney .... re-recording mixer
Jack Snyder .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ron Hays .... electronic visual effects
Dion Hatch .... roto artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator (as Wallace Dwight Crowder)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Dunn .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt double (uncredited)
Eddie Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
George Hill .... key grip
Earl L. Clark .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Peter Lyons Collister .... camera intern (uncredited)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
John Wilson .... animator: main titles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betsy Cox .... wardrobe: women's
Bruce Walkup .... wardrobe: men's
 
Editorial Department
Robert Pergament .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
June Edgerton .... music editor
Michael Gibson .... music post-scoring
David J. Holman .... musical engineering consultant
Bill Oakes .... music supervisor
Louis St. Louis .... creative music consultant
Louis St. Louis .... music adaptor
John Farrar .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... conductor (uncredited)
Peter Frampton .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jay Graydon .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Cubby O'Brien .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Lee Ritenour .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Ernie Watts .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Patricia Birch .... dances & musical sequences staged & choreographed by
Carol Culver .... assistant choreographer
Alan B. Curtiss .... location manager
Wayne Fitzgerald .... end title design
Gary Kalkin .... unit publicist
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Tommy Smith .... dance consultant
Marty Eli Schwartz .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Anthony D'Amato .... acknowledgment: produced on the Broadway stage in association with
Maxine Fox .... acknowledgment: produced on the Broadway stage by
Kenneth Waissman .... acknowledgment: produced on the Broadway stage by
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Grease Sing-A-Long" - International (English title) (reissue title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, teen smoking and drinking, and language (sing-a-long version)
Runtime:
110 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (re-release) (1998) | Dolby Digital (re-release) (1998) | Dolby (35 mm prints) (original release) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (original release)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Belgium:KT | Brazil:12 (re-rating) (2014) | Brazil:Livre (1991) | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1998) | East Germany:(Banned) | Finland:K-16 (original rating) (1978) | Finland:K-12 (re-rating) (1978) | France:U | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Ireland:PG (sing-a-long version) | Netherlands:AL | Norway:7 | Norway:12 (1978) | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (Sing-A-Long version) (2010) | UK:PG (Blu Ray rating) (2009) | UK:PG (re-release) (re-rating) (1998) (2008) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1992) (1998) (2003) | USA:PG (No. 25098) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46185) (sing-a-long version) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jeff Conaway stated in an episode of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" (2008) that while filming the scene/song "Greased Lightning" he was dropped by his fellow cast members and injured his back leading to his addiction to prescription painkillers.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Frenchey makes a comical reference to the old advertising slogan "the heartbreak of psoriasis" years before the phrase was actually introduced in a 1964 Tegrin ad campaign.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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Soundtrack:
Born to Hand JiveSee more »

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99 out of 122 people found the following review useful.
Grease Will Always Be The Word..., 31 May 2005
Author: Theater_Princess19 from United States

How do I start? I love this film! It has a great plot line and incredible music. It is a fun musical that makes you want to get up and dance.

Grease is the story of Danny Zucko and Sandy Olsen (or Dumbruski) two high school seniors who fall in love over the summer. They have a wonderful summer together and are sad to see it end. The first day of school arrives and little does Danny know him and Sandy would soon be reunited. But Sandy is shocked to find the nice guy she meet at the beach is the leader of a greaser gang called 'The T'birds' Meanwhile Sandy is trying to fit in with her new "friends" the T'birds female counterparts The Pink Ladies. Will Sandy and Danny ever be together again? Along with this plot comes song that will be stuck in your head for centuries. Such songs include Summer Nights, Beauty School Dropout and the now famous song Greased Lightining. Grease is a timeless classic that will have you singing and dancing by the end of the movie.

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