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Release Date:
11 June 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Grease is still the word! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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(103 articles)
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So appalling it exerts a perverse fascination! See more (282 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maxwell Caulfield ... Michael

Michelle Pfeiffer ... Stephanie

Lorna Luft ... Paulette

Maureen Teefy ... Sharon
Alison Price ... Rhonda

Pamela Adlon ... Dolores (as Pamela Segall)

Adrian Zmed ... Nogerelli

Peter Frechette ... DiMucci

Christopher McDonald ... Goose
Leif Green ... Davey

Didi Conn ... Frenchy

Eve Arden ... Miss McGee

Sid Caesar ... Coach Calhoun

Dody Goodman ... Blanche

Tab Hunter ... Mr. Stuart

Dick Patterson ... Mr. Spears

Connie Stevens ... Miss Mason

Eddie Deezen ... Eugene

Matt Lattanzi ... Brad
Jean Sagal ... Sorority Girl
Liz Sagal ... Sorority Girl
Dennis Stewart ... Balmudo (as Dennis C. Stewart)
Brad Jeffries ... Preptone
Vernon Scott ... Henry Dickey
Steve M. Davison ... Cycle Lord

Richard Epper ... Cycle Lord
Pat Green ... Cycle Lord
Freddie Hice ... Cycle Lord
Steve Holladay ... Cycle Lord

Gary Hymes ... Cycle Lord
Michael Runyard ... Cycle Lord (as Mike Runyard)
Scott Wilder ... Cycle Lord
Helena Andreyko ... Girl Greaser
Ivy Austin ... Girl Greaser

Lucinda Dickey ... Girl Greaser
Sandra Gray ... Girl Greaser
Vicki Hunter ... Girl Greaser
Donna King ... Girl Greaser
Evelyn Tosi ... Girl Greaser
Dallace Winkler ... Girl Greaser
Dennis Daniels ... Boy Greaser
John Robert Garrett ... Boy Greaser

Bernard Hiller ... Boy Greaser (as Bernardo Hiller)
Roy Luthringer ... Boy Greaser
Charles McGowan ... Boy Greaser
Aurelio Padrón ... Boy Greaser (as Aurelio Padron)

Andy Tennant ... Boy Greaser
Tom Villard ... Boy Greaser
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Allee ... Dancer / Boy with Basketball (uncredited)
Hillary Carlip ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Clark ... 'Windshield' man in gas station (uncredited)
William N. Clark ... Salvage Yard Manager (uncredited)

David Daniel ... Dancer (uncredited)

Michael DiMente ... Guy with Bass Guitar (uncredited)
Michael David Eilert ... Boy Greaser (uncredited)

Mary Ann Hay ... Dancer / Girl in lab (uncredited)

Janet Jones ... Girl Goosed in class (uncredited)
Jenifer Newman ... Dancer (uncredited)
USC Trojan Marching Band ... (uncredited)

Tom Willett ... Bowling Alley Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Patricia Birch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Finkleman 

Produced by
Allan Carr .... producer
Neil A. Machlis .... associate producer (as Neil Machlis)
Bill Oakes .... executive producer
Robert Stigwood .... producer
 
Original Music by
Louis St. Louis 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley 
 
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
 
Casting by
Sally Dennison 
Geoffrey Johnson 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Poll 
 
Costume Design by
Robert De Mora 
 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Jan Cook .... hair stylist
Charles H. Schram .... makeup supervisor
Vivienne Walker .... hair styles supervisor
 
Production Management
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Arntzen .... second assistant director
Gary Daigler .... first assistant director
Venita Ozols-Graham .... second assistant director (as Venita Ozols)
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... assistant property master
Nigel A. Boucher .... leadman
Jeff Clark .... set painter
Kent H. Johnson .... property master
Robert Krume .... construction coordinator
Robby Vandermark .... painter
Frank L. Brown .... set dressing lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don Cahn .... re-recording mixer
Jim Cook .... re-recording mixer (as James Cook)
David W. Gray .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Robert Gutknecht .... sound effects editor
Sean Hanley .... dialogue editor
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer
Larry Jost .... sound mixer (as Lawrence Jost)
Clyde McKinney .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Donald C. Rogers .... sound (as Don Rogers)
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator (as Jim Arnett)
Gary Davis .... stunt double: Michael
Richard Epper .... stunts
Gregg Sawaya .... stunt double
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Buddy Bowles .... gaffer
Philip Caplan .... camera operator
Ron Cardarelli .... key grip
William N. Clark .... camera operator
Ronald Vidor .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Matt Casella .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Berke Jordan .... costume supervisor
Michael Dennison .... costumer: men
Randi Mavestrand .... costumer
Silvio Scarano .... costume supervisor: men
Leslie Simmons-Potts .... costumer: women (as Leslie S. Rich)
 
Editorial Department
Tim Board .... assistant film editor
LaReine Johnston .... assistant film editor
 
Location Management
Michael John Meehan .... location manager (as Mike Meehan)
 
Music Department
Artie Butler .... conductor
Artie Butler .... music arranger
Artie Butler .... orchestrator
June Edgerton .... music editor
Michael Gibson .... orchestrator
Murray McFadden .... music recordist
Louis St. Louis .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Todd J. Adelman .... production medic
Helena Andreyko .... assistant choreographer
Patricia Birch .... choreographer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Mauri Syd Gayton .... production coordinator
Carol Green .... unit publicist
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor
Carol Jadiker .... assistant: Bill Oakes
Peggy Peterson .... assistant: Patricia Birch
Greg Rosatti .... assistant choreographer
Gini Smythe .... assistant: Robert Stigwood
 

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Runtime:
115 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:MG6 | Norway:11 (re-rating) | Norway:12 (1982) | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (TV rating) | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Unlike Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield's career was severely damaged by the film. He has been quoted as saying: "Before Grease 2 came out, I was being hailed as the next Richard Gere or John Travolta. However, when Grease 2 flopped, nobody would touch me. It felt like a bucket of cold water had been thrown in my face. It took me 10 years to get over Grease 2."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Outside the diner, when Johnny tells Stephanie to return her "T-Bird" jacket, she walks off and passes a 1980s Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Different T-Birds:I got a rep to protect.
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Soundtrack:
(Love Will) Turn Back the Hands of TimeSee more »

FAQ

Besides Frenchy, do any of the original Grease gang appear in this movie?
Are Frenchy and Doody still together?
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66 out of 105 people found the following review useful.
So appalling it exerts a perverse fascination!, 10 June 2004

I used to work in a record store in the late 80s/early 90s, and one thing we sold a copy of at least every week was the Grease 2 soundtrack. I used to ask the people buying about it, and they all acknowledged that it was one of the worst movies, but that there is something about it so lovable, and that the songs are terrible, but there's something about them so charming… Now that I've seen the movie, I know what they mean.

This movie is appalling in nearly every respect, but there's just something about it--perhaps how brazenly appalling it is--that gives it an almost hypnotic fascination.

I love how the producers made only the most surface-level attempt to even appear 50s. The clothes, hairstyles, songs, and ways of speaking all scream 80s. I haven't the slightest idea why they decided to dress Michelle Pheiffer in things that essentially look like sweatshirts for the first half of the movie. And she's got on those huge dark glasses all the time… making her look like early Debbie Harry. You just really have to wonder. As for the sets… I don't think I've ever seen such low production values in a movie released by a major studio. The sets also are brazenly 80s… When Michelle is being tutored, they are OBVIOUSLY in an Elias Brothers Big Boy! Couldn't they at least have found a 50s-themed diner? There is also a scene showing guys motorcycling through a subdivision that looks like 1985 Westland, Michigan, and another time--my favorite--when Michelle and someone are sitting out in what is obviously some municipal park, with a huge superhighway with massive 18-wheelers barreling by in the background. I really have to take my hat off.

What's also charmingly appalling is how the producers made NO attempt to recapture ANYTHING you may have loved about the first movie. And I tell you, this movie makes the original look like Gone With the Wind. You really should be required to see both to appreciate what a graceful, charming movie the first one is. This is so obviously just a craven cash-in by whoever owned the rights (that's you, Allan Carr!) that, in some perverse way, only makes it the more appealing.

Everyone in this movie looks embarrassed, but none more so that Michelle Pheiffer. Obviously WRONG in every way for the part, and obviously PAINFULLY aware that she's going to look like an idiot on movie screens across America, poor Michelle seems afraid to really put herself behind any expression, movement, or song, as though by staying as still as possible she can diminish the damage. The poor girl, you can really feel her pain, especially as she sings 'Cool Rider,' and tries to dance up that ladder and down. The thing about musicals is that the characters have to appear to be transported with joy or anguish to the point that they break out in song, and poor Michelle is just so embarrassed that it really clunks. Of course, ALL the musical sequences clunk massively. If you're not buying a musical sequence it just looks like a bunch of people idiotically moving around on a set… and that's what we got here. Those poor, poor individuals.

I was amazed how poor the sound quality was. I hear this has been improved on the DVD, but it's quite clear that they were aware that these people COULD NOT SING, and tried to bury their voices as deep as possible.

What else? Well, I guess that's about it. Truly poor direction just adds to the general malaise. If you like bad, cheesy movies, they just don't get any better than this. If you are a fan of the original, you should definitely watch this, as it'll just make you love the chemistry, charming songs, and graceful story arc all the more.

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