Grease

1978

Randal Kleiser
Director

Good girl and tough guy have summer romance. Instead of never seeing each other again, they end up at the same school, much to their chagrin and that of their friends. Both try to remake their image to suit the other, but is that what really matters? Watch and find out. Oh, there are songs, too...

A movie whose continued popularity relies more on nostalgia and memories of generations of bad high school performances than any particular inherent greatness. The songs are admittedly catchy, but there are so many points that glare more brightly with each viewing: the fact that almost all these "high schoolers" are too old even for college; the "fat" girl who is skinnier than the skinny girls; the New Yawk accents in a movie set in southern California...the list could go on. But it does have energy and musical hooks that have kept it going for the past three decades. Also, it isn't Grease 2, which helps!

Followed by Grease 2 four years later.



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14th September 1978
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24th September 2002
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John Travolta
Danny Zuko
Olivia Newton-John
Sandy
Stockard Channing
Betty 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
Alice Ghostley
Mrs. Murdock
Dody Goodman
Blanche
Dick Patterson
Mr. Rudie
Annette Charles
Cha Cha DiGregorio
Judy Susman
Dancer
Andy Tennant
Dancer
Michael Biehn
Jock Basketball Player
Susan Buckner
Patty Simcox
Eddie Deezen
Eugene
J. Andrew Kenny
Wrestler
Lorenzo Lamas
Tom Chisum
Lou Spadaccini
Dancer
Dennis Stewart
Leo
Ellen Travolta
Waitress
Barbi Alison
Dancer
Greg Bradford
Dancer
Carol Culver
Dancer
Fannie Flagg
Nurse Wilkins
Antonia Franceschi
Dancers
Mimi Lieber
Dancer
Jocko Marcellino
Sha-Na-Na
Sean Moran
Dancer
Sha-Na-Na
Johnny Casino & The Gamblers
Scott Simon
Sha-Na-Na
Wendie Jo Sperber
Dancer
Darrell Zwerling
Mr. Lynch

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