IMDb > Grease (1978) > Parents Guide
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Parents Guide for
Grease (1978) More at IMDbPro »

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
Visit our Parents Guide Help to learn more

Sex & Nudity


There are a lot of sexual lyrics in songs, such as the chicks scream, gang bang etc.

Danny tells his friends they don't want to hear "the horny detail's" seconds before Summer Nights starts.

During the song Summer Nights, Danny says "we made out under the dock," and starts thrusting in a sexual manner toward the camera, Implying they possibly had sex.

Three teenage boys moon a TV camera and you a see male butts briefly while some people watch the show.

In the song Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee there are very sexual references about virginity. One teen girl makes fun of another teen girls virginity in the song.

There are a couple of drive in movie scenes with lots of sexuality:

In one scene a teen boy drapes his arm around a girl he is in the car with, he touches her breast and starts kissing on her sexually. She fights him and gets away, She slams the door right on his crotch and he makes a reaction in pain implying that he has an erection.

In another scene many teens are making out very sexually, one teen couple have sex in the back seat of a car, although they are fully clothed at the top, they obviously do not have pants. The boys condom breaks they pause and he finds that all the rest are broken. They continue to have sex anyway, her suspected pregnancy is passed on later in the movie.

A teen girl asks a teen boy if he's going to "flop his log" a slang term for masturbate.

A teen boy looks up a teen girls skirt.

A teen boy tells a teen girl to bite the winnie.

The song Greased Lightnin is the most sexual song. It has lyrics that say the chicks will scream and lots of other sexual lyrics.

Dance moves including thrusting, skirt lifting, making out and many other sexual moves. One of the teen couples are seen dancing seductively by teen boy flipping the girl over him and dancing with her under him.

Violence & Gore


Some violence is shown during the race scene.



Pussy wagon, shit and tit are used in the song Greased Lightnin.

Some other milder words are used throughout the movie.


Teenagers smoke and occasionally drink.

At a slumber party, four teenage girls drink champagne from the bottle.

While Grease is considered a classic by modern standards, and is much tamer that Travolta's other dance film Saturday Night Fever, it still has many hidden and unhidden innuendos throughout and some language strong for a at the time PG film, it is not really considered a family movie either.

Suggested MPAA rating: R for strong sexual material and some strong language.

15+ depending on maturity.

Page last updated by thespy67-47-49953, 2 days ago
Top 5 Contributors: SmokeScreener, !!!deleted!!! (15886918), !!!deleted!!! (6673152), mofrog1, juami94

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, teen smoking and drinking, and language (sing-a-long version)
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

Related Links

Plot summary Plot synopsis User reviews
Plot keywords FAQ Ratings
Awards Newsgroup reviews External reviews
Official site Main details