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Grease Live! (2016)

After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny's heart again.

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Hough ... Sandy Young
Aaron Tveit ... Danny Zuko
Vanessa Hudgens ... Betty Rizzo
Keke Palmer ... Marty Maraschino
Carly Rae Jepsen ... Frenchie
Mario Lopez ... Vince Fontaine
Carlos PenaVega ... Kenickie
Kether Donohue ... Jan
Jordan Fisher ... Doody
David Del Rio ... Putzie
Andrew Call ... Sonny
Wendell Pierce ... Coach Calhoun
Boyz II Men ... Teen Angel
Jessie J ... Jessie J
Ana Gasteyer ... Principal McGee
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Nearly four decades after Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson's delicious youthful romance in legendary Grease (1978), Grease Live breathes new life into everyone's favourite teenage love affair; however, with a twist: the addition of a live audience. Once more, against the colourful backdrop of the iconic late-1950s Rydell High, the riotous gang of greasers, the T-Birds, and Betty Rizzo's delightfully sassy posse, the Pink Ladies, battle for attention, thirsting to become the coolest teams in school. Undoubtedly, this is going to be yet another year filled with passion, innocence, dance, affection, and teen energy, as the students set their mind on excelling in the much-awaited live dance contest. In this high school graduation day, GREASE is still the word. Written by Nick Riganas

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An electrifying LIVE television event!

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Musical | Romance

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Trivia

Although much has been made about Didi Conn, the original Frenchy from the 1978 film, having a role in the new production, there has been little to no mention of Barry Pearl's participation. He played Doody in the '78 film and has the (new) role of Stan Weaver in "Grease: Live." See more »

Goofs

During the Grease Lightnin' reveal before the race at Thunder Road, the box the car sits on to move it is visible. This causes prevents the wheels from touching the ground which is also visible. See more »

Quotes

Principal McGee: Nothing makes a cheerleader more nervous then being late!
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Alternate Versions

The Fox broadcast version ran roughly 3 minutes longer than the Paramount home video release. As they headed into commercial breaks, Mario Lopez narrated several short behind-the-scenes/making-of segments which were omitted from the DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Larry David/The 1975 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Hand Jive
Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Performed by DNCE and Cast
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User Reviews

 
Just watched this tonight for the first time and...... WOW
3 February 2016 | by jlloyd-chadwickSee all my reviews

This is the fist time I have watched this since seeing the original one with Travolta many (too many) years ago.

I thought it was very well choreographed and was in keeping with the original in many ways.

It is something that no matter how young or old you are you will always find yourself tapping along with the songs and even singing them if you know them.

A must watch for anyone, especially the "younger" generations as this shows just how good movies used to be before all the newer CGI inputs.

Thanks you to all those that made this version possible JL


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Release Date:

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