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Grease 2 (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  11 June 1982 (USA)
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An English student at a 1960's 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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11 June 1982 (USA)  »

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Son of Grease  »

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Budget:

$13,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$11,608,405 (USA)
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Pamela Adlon was unable to complete filming because she was in a car accident on her way to the set midway through. Most of her scenes were already filmed, but stand-ins were used some scenes, such as the talent show sequence. See more »

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During the luau scene, when the T-Birds are wearing the masks dancing to the Luau Song, the shirts they are wearing later are clearly different. Goose is wearing a striped shirt during the dancing and when he is behind Johnny when Michael is getting his jacket, the shirt is not the same. See more »

Quotes

Paulette Rebchuck: So, what's the story with you and Johnny?
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Paulette Rebchuck: Y'know, I never thought of it that way!
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(LOVE WILL) TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME
Music by Louis St. Louis
Lyrics by Howard Greenfield
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Artie Butler
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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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