Grease (1978)
IMDb Rating 6.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Travolta Danny Zuko
Olivia Newton-John Sandy Olsson
Stockard Channing Rizzo
Jeff Conaway Kenickie
Didi Conn Frenchy
Eve Arden Principal McGee
Joan Blondell Vi
Dinah Manoff Marty
Barry Pearl Doody
Michael Tucci Sonny
Kelly Ward Putzie
Jamie Donnelly Jan
Frankie Avalon
"Grease," said the poster and the Barry Gibb song, "is the word." Transferring its setting from Chicago to sunny California, and adding a dash of disco to the ersatz '50s score, producer Allan Carr and director Randal Kleiser turned this long-running Jim Jacobs - Warren Casey Broadway smash into the biggest blockbuster of 1978. 1950s teens Danny ( John Travolta ) and Australian transfer Sandy ( Olivia Newton-John ) spend their "Summer Nights" falling in love, but once fall comes, it's back to Rydell High and its cliques. As one of the bad boy T-Birds, Danny has to act cool for best pal Kenickie ( Jeff Conaway ) and their leather-clad mates Sonny ( Michael Tucci ) and Doody ( Barry Pearl , in the role Travolta played on stage). Despite befriending Frenchy ( Didi Conn ), one of the rebel Pink Ladies, virginal Sandy is "too pure to be Pink," as the Ladies' leader Rizzo ( Stockard Channing ) acidly observes. Declaring their devotion in such ballads as "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Sandy," Sandy and Danny split, reconcile, and split again amidst a pep rally, dances, drive-ins, and a drag race, before deciding "You're the One That I Want" at the climactic carnival. With Travolta white-hot from Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease soundtrack singles climbed the charts and summer movie crowds poured in. With the presence of Joan Blondell , Eve Arden , Sid Caesar , Edd "Kookie" Byrnes and Frankie Avalon appealing to grown-up memories, Grease became the highest grossing film of 1978, the highest grossing movie musical ever, and the third most popular film of the new blockbuster '70s after Star Wars (1977) and Jaws (1975). Its sequel, Grease 2 , did not exactly set the world on fire in 1982. — Lucia Bozzola
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Musical; Romance
Director Randal Kleiser
Producer Allan Carr; Robert Stigwood
Writer Jim Jacobs; Warren Casey; Bronte Woodard
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 110 mins
Movie Release Date 6/13/1978
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 14
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/15/2003
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097361557441
Chapters 17
Release Date 2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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