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Grease (1978)

PG | | Musical, Romance | 16 June 1978 (USA)
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Good girl Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writers:

Jim Jacobs (based on the original musical by), Warren Casey (based on the original musical by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Danny
Olivia Newton-John ... Sandy
Stockard Channing ... Rizzo
Jeff Conaway ... Kenickie
Barry Pearl ... Doody
Michael Tucci ... Sonny
Kelly Ward ... Putzie
Didi Conn ... Frenchie
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
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Storyline

A musical about teens in love in the 1950s. It's California 1958 and greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Australian Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo (Stockard Channing). When they clash at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny isn't the same Danny from the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together. Written by Alex Schultz <NedSDeclassified2967>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Grease is STILL the word! (1998 re-release) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

"Grease" may be "the word" and the title, but it is never said once in the entire movie. The only time you hear anything close to it, is when you hear the word "greased" in the song "Greased Lightning" (and, of course in the animated opening credits, as well in the closing credits). See more »

Goofs

When Danny is about to play basketball and the coach is talking to him, the boom mic's shadow is visible behind the coach. 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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Crazy Credits

The ending credits show actors' names to the side of mock-up yearbook pages featuring various characters from the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK Alternate (TV) Version: although the movie was rated (in the UK) as a 'PG' and usually received an early-afternoon TV screening (during the early 80's), most of the 'sexual references' featured throughout the movie (edited version) were kept in, mainly because of the cultural differences between the US and the UK. In other words, the terminolgy used by American 'teenagers' differs from their British counterparts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sloven (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee (reprise)
Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
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Great Film
10 May 2017 | by jrich-37411See all my reviews

I personally love this movie, however I have been told that you have to be a big fan of musicals to enjoy it. The music is catchy, the dancing is impressive, and the story line is great.

Sandy and Danny meet in California over summer break and fall in love. Little did they know that they would be attending the same high school when going back to school. Both were surprised and excited to see each other, however they were influenced by there friends at school. It is a question throughout the whole film whether or not Danny and Sandy will be able to regain their love.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grease See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,941,717, 18 June 1978

Gross USA:

$190,071,103

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$397,217,505
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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