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Grease 2 (1982)

An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

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Return to rockin' Rydell High for a whole new term! It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors - and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie Zinone? He's surely going to try! Written by Anonymous

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The Music and Feeling go on Forever See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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11 June 1982 (USA)  »

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Son of Grease  »

Box Office

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$13,200,000 (estimated)

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$4,645,411 (USA) (11 June 1982)

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$11,608,405 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Do It For Our Country" is a duet between Sharon and Louis. Maureen Teefy couldn't make it to the recording session, so Peter Frechette had to sing the whole song himself, which is why Maureen's vocals aren't on the movie's soundtrack. Her voice was dubbed in later in the song See more »

Goofs

When the Pink Ladies and the T-birds are getting ready to leave the Bowl-A-Rama, "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby and the Romantics is playing in the background. The song came out in 1963. See more »

Quotes

Louis: You got something going with Paulette?
Johnny Nogerelli: Let's just say I'm giving her therapy for her disease.
Louis: Which disease?
Johnny Nogerelli: Nymphoid mania.
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Connections

Referenced in My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

(Love Will) Turn Back the Hands of Time
Music by Louis St. Louis
Lyrics by Howard Greenfield
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Artie Butler
Performed by Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer
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Good at the time, but didn't age so well...
12 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Depending on when you saw this film relative to when you saw the original "Grease," your viewpoints probably differ as to the quality of this movie.

I saw both within a month of each other at age 13. I hated the original and loved this one.

As I've gotten older, I've come to recognize that the original is a better piece of work, overall. The music from the original is better when taken as a whole. The supporting cast of the original has better players. The storyline doesn't seem as convoluted at times.

But there's something about this movie that holds on to you. It appeals much more to the age group pictured in the movie (i.e., junior-high and high-schoolers). The song "Cool Rider" and the scenes that accompany it in the movie rival anything in the original.

The dialog is better in places and the interplay between the male and female leads are better, I believe, than in the original. The original movie's pairing of Travolta and Newton-John gave us a dimwit trying to woo a goodie-two-shoes girl whose performance was oftentimes wooden and uncomfortable. This one gives us Caulfield and Pfeiffer, and the interplay between an intelligent, wise-beyond-his-years male lead and the "wild child" female lead.

Adrian Zmed's supporting performance as Johnny still cracks me up and is one of the few performances from this movie that still entertain me as an adult.

That's because outside of the performances of accomplished character actors Christopher McDonald, Eve Arden and Dody Goodman, the rest of this cast is just plain bad. Some of it is bad acting, some of it is miscasting and a lot of it is bad writing.

What we're left with today, 20-something years later, is a movie that made a really good attempt to build on the original, but in the end, was the soufflé that fell. It's still better than most want to admit, but it could have stood a couple of rewrites and a little more attention to detail in the prospective cast interview room.


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