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Grease

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Produced by Allan Carr, Robert Stigwood
Neil A. Machlis (Associate Producer)
Written by Bronte Woodard (screenplay)
Allan Carr (adaptation)
(based on the musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey)
Starring John Travolta
Olivia Newton-John
Stockard Channing
Jeff Conaway
Didi Conn
Eve Arden
Music by Michael Forystek
Barry Gibb
Louis St. Louis & others
Cinematography Bill Butler
Editing by John F. Burnett
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) June 16, 1978 (original release)
November 19, 1989 (re-release)
March 27, 1998 (re-release)
Running time 110 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget USD $6,000,000 (estimated)
Followed by Grease 2
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Grease is a film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Jim Jacobs' and Warren Casey's musical, Grease. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway and Eve Arden. It was originally released to theatres on June 16, 1978. It was filmed at Venice High School in Venice, California. It was released in the U.S. on VHS during the 1980s; the latest VHS release was June 23, 1998 as 20th Anniversary Edition following a theatrical re-release that March. On September 24, 2002, it was released on DVD for the first time. On September 19, 2006, it was re-released on DVD as the Rockin' Rydell Edition, which includes a black Rydell High T-Bird jacket cover or the Target-exclusive Pink Ladies cover. Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... 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Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ... Jeff Conaway (born October 5, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Kenickie in the 1978 motion picture musical Grease and out-of-work actor Bobby Wheeler in the TV series Taxi. ... Didi Conn (b. ... Eve Arden (April 30, 1908 – November 12, 1990) was an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning American actress, who established a lengthy career as a supporting and character actor rather than as a lead actress due, in large part, to the fact, that while tall and slim, she was not... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Louis St. ... Bill Butler (born April 7, 1931) is an American cinematographer, part of the New Hollywood generation. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... USD redirects here. ... Grease 2 is the 1982 sequel to the 1978 smash hit Grease. ... Randal Kleiser (born July 20, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American film director and producer. ... Jim Jacobs (born 1942) is an American composer, lyricist, and writer for the theatre. ... Warren Casey (1935 - November 8, 1988) was an American theatre composer, lyricist, writer, and actor. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ... Jeff Conaway (born October 5, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Kenickie in the 1978 motion picture musical Grease and out-of-work actor Bobby Wheeler in the TV series Taxi. ... Eve Arden (April 30, 1908 – November 12, 1990) was an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning American actress, who established a lengthy career as a supporting and character actor rather than as a lead actress due, in large part, to the fact, that while tall and slim, she was not... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Venice High School is a public school located in Los Angeles, California within the Los Angeles Unified School District. ... Venice Beach and Boardwalk Venice, California, is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ...


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Contents

Plot

The film opens with the theme song, "Grease", added for the movie and written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and performed by Frankie Valli. Grease was a number one single in the United States during 1978 by the singer Frankie Valli. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of the 20th century. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 or 1937[2]) is best known as the falsetto-voiced lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continues to perform. ...


In 1958, during their summer vacation, and before the title credits, Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton John) meet at a beach. Various scenes from their holiday are shown, but then the summer ends, and Sandy has to return to Australia. She worries that this is the end for her and Danny; they may never see each other again. John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Olivia Newton-John (born September 26, 1948) is a British-born Australian singer and actress. ...


By a twist of fate, Sandy does not return to Australia. Her family has a change of plans, and she attends Rydell High School as a foreign-exchange student, where Danny Zuko attends school, along with Sandy's new friend Frenchy (Didi Conn), a member of the school girls' clique, The Pink Ladies. Danny is the leader of the boys' gang (although this is a matter of contention with Kenickie), The T-Birds. Kenickie - second-in-command of the T-Birds - eggs Danny on to tell them about his summer throw downs, while the Pink Ladies egg Sandy on. This results in "Summer Nights": The two main characters give accounts of their holiday (a later scene in the movie makes it clear that Danny is exaggerating) — though neither is aware of the other's presence at the school. Didi Conn (b. ... Summer Nights was a popular song made famous by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. ...


Encouraged by the preppy school spirit girl, Patty Simcox (Susan Buckner), Sandy joins the Rydell cheerleaders. The Pink Ladies decide to reunite Danny and Sandy, but Danny wants to protect his cool image, and his behavior towards Sandy causes her to storm off in tears. Danny stares after her for a moment, but then quickly turns back into a cool guy and goes off with his friends. Youth Cheerleaders during a football halftime show. ...


Frenchy attempts to cheer Sandy up by inviting her to a sleepover at her house with the rest of the gang. Sandy comes along, but Rizzo soon gets fed up with Sandy's goody-two-shoes behavior: Sandy chokes on a cigarette, cannot stand the taste of wine, and is horrified at the idea of having her ears pierced. Frenchy is insistent, and takes her into the bathroom, but Sandy vomits at the first sight of blood. Frenchy announces to Jan (Jamie Donnelly) and Marty (Dinah Manoff) that she is dropping out of Rydell and going to beauty school, because she wants to be a beautician, which she calls "a very strategic career move". Rizzo (Stockard Channing) has had enough — she lampoons Sandy, and soon has even Frenchy joining in, singing the sarcastic "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee". For other uses, see Sleepover (film). ... Unlit filtered cigarettes. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... Heaving redirects here. ... Jamie Donnelly (1947— )is an actress. ... Dinah Manoff (born January 25, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American stage and film actress. ... Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatment. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ...


The T-Birds arrive outside Frenchy's house. Rizzo leaves the sleepover and she and Kenickie (Jeff Conaway) flirt, then Kenickie invites her into the car, arm-in-arm and dumps the other T-Birds. Danny leaves on his own accord. Rizzo and Kenickie drive off, arms around each other, and the other T-Birds go for a slice of pizza. Marty, the flirtatious member of The Pink Ladies, decides to write to one of her (numerous) pen pals, while Sandy goes outside, and decides that in spite of everything, she still loves Danny, singing "Hopelessly Devoted to You", a poignant love song that was added for the movie (and was a big hit as a single). Jeff Conaway (born October 5, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Kenickie in the 1978 motion picture musical Grease and out-of-work actor Bobby Wheeler in the TV series Taxi. ... Pen pals (or penpals or pen friends) are people who regularly write each other, in particular in the case of snail mail. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ...


The scene shifts to Rizzo and Kenickie making out passionately in the back seat of his new car. They plan to take things a step further, but Kenickie's condom breaks. Rizzo, however, is unable to resist Kenickie, and they decide to have sexual intercourse anyway. They are soon interrupted by Leo (Dennis Cleveland Stewart), leader of rival gang The Scorpions, who damages Kenickie's car. This article is about the male contraceptive device. ... It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ...


Whilst at work on repairing the car, the T-Birds fantasize about what it will look like when it has had a paint job, singing "Greased Lightning". Soon Danny gets all of the other T-Birds convinced that the rickety old car could actually be a "major piece of machinery". Danny meets Sandy at the Frosty Palace, and tries to apologize for his actions. He sees that Sandy is sharing a soda with Tom Chisum (Lorenzo Lamas), a jock, and decides that if that's the sort of man she likes, he's going to join the jocks to impress her. Lorenzo Lamas (born Lorenzo Lamas y de Santos Lamas on January 20, 1958 in Santa Monica, California) is an American television and film actor, primarily on soap operas, movies and television. ... Look up Jock, jock in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The next scene follows Danny's disastrous performances in basketball, wrestling, and baseball, where he keeps resorting to violence when he loses. He finally finds his ideal sport in track, until the sight of Sandy distracts him, and he falls. Sandy leaves Tom Chisum to see if Danny is alright, and they are seemingly reconciled. This article is about the sport. ... Ancient Greek wrestlers (Pankratiasts) Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of their opponent. ... This article is about the sport. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ...


Danny attempts to go to the Frosty Palace with Sandy by themselves so that they can be alone and not worry about ruining his image in front of his friends. They end up discovering Danny and Sandy are there anyway and Danny finds it hard to charm Sandy without looking like a sissy in front of his friends. After everyone leaves the malt shop, Frenchy, who has been hiding her pink hair under a scarf, imagines a guardian angel to tell her what to do with her life, who turns out to be Frankie Avalon singing "Beauty School Dropout". Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. ...


Later, Danny takes Sandy to the school's dance, where the TV show National Bandstand plans to broadcast live from the school. Rizzo, now mad at Kenickie, takes the rival gang's leader, Leo, to the dance, thus enticing Kenickie to take the rival gangleader's girlfriend, Cha Cha DiGregorio (Annette Charles) — Danny's ex-girlfriend. The disc jockey Vince Fontaine (Edd Byrnes) develops a sordid crush on Pink Lady Marty. The dance features several well-known songs from the '50s covered by Sha Na Na. During the dance-off, Rizzo leaves in a huff, seeing Kenickie dancing with Cha Cha, and Danny and Sandy are one of the few still in the dance-off. But soon, Sonny pulls Sandy away from Danny, and Cha Cha starts dancing with Danny. Sandy realizes that Cha Cha was one of Danny's past girlfriends — and a much better dancer. Sandy leaves the gym upset, and Danny and Cha Cha end up winning the contest. When they share their spotlight dance, three of the T-Birds run in front of the camera and moon the crowd. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Edd Byrnes (born Edward Byrne Breitenberger, 30 July 1933, New York, New York, United States) is an American actor of German and Irish extraction. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ...


Later, Danny takes Sandy to a drive-in movie and apologizes for leaving her. The apology means nothing to Sandy. Danny tries to remove the class ring he is wearing to give it to her, but in doing so he accidentally elbows Sandy in the chest. Danny gives Sandy the ring and she kisses him on the cheek, saying she realizes now he respects her. The scene cuts to Marty and Rizzo in the drive-in toilets. Rizzo's unprotected sex with Kenickie has come back to haunt her--she tells Marty she missed a period. One of the T-Birds, Sonny (Michael Tucci), overhears Marty accidentally proclaiming to couples making out outside the toilets to make way for the "lady with a baby", and asks Marty what she meant so she tells him the story, which leads him to tell others until the chain effect makes it common knowledge. When Kenickie asks Rizzo why she didn't tell him about it, she lies and tells him it isn't his out of anger. He sarcastically thanks her, and leaves her standing by herself. Marty has also suffered as a result of her crush on Vince Fontaine--she reveals to Rizzo that she caught him trying to put aspirin in her coke. Michael Tucci (born 15 April 1946 New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American film, TV, and stage actor. ...


Back in the car Danny has his arm around Sandy. His hand lingers above her chest and she sees it and he starts trying to make out with her. She screams, gets out of the car ("sin wagon", as she calls it), slams the door on Danny's genital area, throws back his ring (which she calls a "piece of tin"), and leaves the drive-in. Danny laments losing Sandy again, and reveals the true extent of his feelings for her in the song "Sandy" — he is helpless without her.


The next scene is the race between Leo and Kenickie in the Los Angeles River. Kenickie asks Danny to be his right hand man, and Marty gives Kenickie a lucky penny. She drops it, and as Kenickie bends down to pick it up, he gets knocked out when one of the T-Birds opens the car door. As a result, Danny has to race in Kenickie's place. Sandy sits on the hill watching the neck-and-neck race, which Danny manages to win. While she is happy to see Danny win, she has misgivings about her own image, reflected in the song "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)". As the T-Birds and Pink Ladies celebrate with Danny, Frenchy spots Sandy and goes over to her. Sandy thinks that Frenchy can help her win Danny's heart, and asks to go over to her house to take advantage of Frenchy's suspect fashion skills. The Los Angeles River, highlighted in red (on the left). ...


Later, on the last day of school carnival, Danny arrives, having followed through on his track jock plans, in a preppy letter sweater. However, Sandy arrives wearing a black leather jacket, red peep-toe high heeled sandals, skintight black off-the-shoulder top, curled hair, and smoking a cigarette — no more goody-two-shoes. Danny finds her extremely attractive, falling at her feet, and then the two reunite, singing the upbeat "You're the One That I Want" (another song added for the movie, and a hit single before the movie even came out). Kenickie and Rizzo get together (after Rizzo screams from the Ferris wheel that she is not pregnant) and then everyone sings in the big finale, "We Go Together", and Danny and Sandy literally fly off in the "Greased Lightning" car and disappear into the sky. Youre The One That I Want is a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. ...


Production

Casting

Singer Olivia Newton-John had done little acting before this film. She appeared in the 1970 film Toomorrow - a science fiction musical that pre-dated her initial chart success with 1971's If Not For You. Cast with Newton-John and three male leads in an attempt by Don Kirshner to create another Monkees, the film failed miserably; this led Newton-John to demand a screen test for Grease to avoid another career setback. The screen test was done with the drive-in movie scene. If Not For You is a 1970 song by Bob Dylan off his album New Morning. ... Don Kirshner (born April 17, 1934), known as The Man With the Golden Ear, is an American song publisher and rock producer who is best known for managing songwriting talent as well as successful pop groups such as The Monkees and The Archies. ... The Monkees in 1968 (left to right): Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones The Monkees were a four-person band who appeared in an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... Screen Test was a British childrens quiz show produced by the BBC which ran from 1969 to 1984. ...


Two actors who were seen for the film were Henry Winkler and Marie Osmond. Winkler, who was playing Fonzie on Happy Days, was originally chosen to play Danny, but, having twice already played similarly leather-clad 1950s hoods in 1974's The Lords Of Flatbush as well as Happy Days, turned down the role for fear of being typecast. Osmond turned down the role of Sandy because she did not like the fact that Sandy had to "turn bad" to get the boy. Adult film star Harry Reems was originally signed to play Coach Calhoun; however, producers got cold feet weeks before filming and replaced him with Sid Caesar. Dr. Henry Franklin Jameson Frederick Winkler (born October 30, 1945) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, producer and author. ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (also known as The Fonz or simply Fonzie) is a fictional character played by Henry Winkler in the American sitcom Happy Days (1974–1984). ... For other uses, see Happy Days (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Happy Days (disambiguation). ... For other meanings, see typecasting. ... Harry Reems is the stage name of a U.S. theater and adult film actor. ... Sid Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy-winning American comic actor and writer, best known as the leading man on the 1950s television series Your Show of Shows, and to younger generations as Coach Calhoun in Grease and Grease 2. ...


Dinah Manoff passed her audition without being given a singing or dancing tryout. Her skills in those areas proved limited, so she was moved into the background during the song numbers. Dinah Manoff (born January 25, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American stage and film actress. ...


Costumes

  • Danny's blue windbreaker at the beginning of the film was intended as a nod to Rebel Without a Cause (1955).
  • Because of a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the pants she wears in the last sequence (the carnival at Rydell), and was unable to remove the trousers until the filming of that scene was over.
  • Stockard Channing's original costume was going to be a purple blouse and green skirt. Unfortunately, it was a bad fit and she had to wear black.
  • Didi Conn was originally to dye her hair golden, but refused. She also refused to have her hair dyed green at the Carnival ending, stating in the DVD that she was supposed to explain to the group that she got into a pool that contained too much chlorine (referencing a joke from the original play) and colored her hair into a bright green color. She refused, stating in the interview "Don't turn me into a joke."

A Windbreaker or windcheater is a thin outer coat designed to resist wind chill and light rain. ... Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 film directed by Nicholas Ray that tells the story of a rebellious teenager who comes to a new town, meets a girl, defies his parents, and faces the local high school bullies. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ... Didi Conn (b. ...

Personal

  • In November 2002 Camille Paglia asserted in an Interview magazine [1] with Donna Mills that the character of Sandy in Grease was based on Mills' experiences as a Chicago-area teen, even though no interview questions covered the subject.
  • Randal Kleiser hated the opening title song, "Grease" (he thought that the cynical lyrics and disco beat were inappropriate for a film in the 1960s) and the song "You're The One That I Want" (saying it "sounded awful").

Camille Anna Paglia (born April 2, 1947 in Endicott, New York) is an American social critic, author and teacher. ... Interview is a magazine founded by artist Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga in 1969. ... On the cover of Playboy, November 1989 Main title caption for Knots Landing. ... Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... Randal Kleiser (born July 20, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American film director and producer. ... Grease was a number one single in the United States during 1978 by the singer Frankie Valli. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Youre The One That I Want is a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. ...

Reception

2002 DVD cover of Grease

Although Travolta was already famous from the movie Saturday Night Fever and the television sitcom Welcome Back Kotter, Grease reconfirmed his status as a superstar. Newton-John's fame also reached new heights after the movie released. The movie received five Golden Globe Award nominations in 1979 and was the highest grossing (US) movie of 1978. Grease video cover File links The following pages link to this file: Olivia Newton-John Grease (movie) Categories: Video covers ... Grease video cover File links The following pages link to this file: Olivia Newton-John Grease (movie) Categories: Video covers ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom that originally aired on the ABC network from 1975 to 1979. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode...


The movie's soundtrack was a number one album in many different countries. The song "You're The One That I Want" was released as a single prior to the film's release and became an immediate chart-topper, despite not being in the stage show or having been seen in the film at that time.[1] In the United Kingdom, the two Travolta/Newton-John duets, "You're The One That I Want" and "Summer Nights", were both number one hits and appear 6th and 21st respectively in the official all-time UK best-selling singles list issued in 2002. The song "Hopelessly Devoted to You" was nominated for an Academy Award (1979) for Best Music - Original Song. The movie's title song was also a number one smash hit single for Frankie Valli. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 or 1937[2]) is best known as the falsetto-voiced lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continues to perform. ...


Grease spawned a sequel, Grease 2 (1982) (with the only cast members from the original movie being Blanche, Coach Calhoun, Eugene, Frenchy, Leo (the Scorpions' gang leader), and Principal Miss McGee) that was much less successful. Patricia Birch, the original movie's choreographer, directed the ill-fated sequel. It would be the only movie that she would direct. After the success of the original, Paramount intended to turn Grease into a multi-picture franchise with at least three sequels planned and a TV series in the pipeline. When Grease 2 flopped at the box office, all the plans were scrapped. Grease 2 is the 1982 sequel to the 1978 smash hit Grease. ...


This movie was re-released to theaters in 1998 to mark the 20th anniversary. It also ranked number 21 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies. Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


Voted the best musical ever on Channel 4's 100 greatest musicals.[2] This article is about the British television station. ...


Soundtrack album details

Main article: Grease (soundtrack)
  • The song "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" references Sal Mineo in the original stage version. Mineo was stabbed to death a year before filming, so the line was changed to refer to Elvis Presley instead. The Troy Donahue reference is in the original stage version.

(The song order on the soundtrack album does not match the order in the movie. The number in brackets below indicates the order from the movie. Some of the songs were not present in the movie.[3]) The Grease soundtrack is the original motion picture soundtrack for the 1978 film Grease. ... Salvatore Sal Mineo, Jr. ... Elvis redirects here. ... Troy Donahue Troy Donahue (January 27, 1936 – September 2, 2001) was an American actor, known for being a teen idol. ...

  1. [02] GreaseFrankie Valli (3:23) (a)
  2. [03] Summer Nights — Danny, Sandy, Pink Ladies and the T-Birds (3:36) (b) (d)
  3. [04] Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee - Rizzo and the Pink Ladies (1:38)
  4. [05] Hopelessly Devoted to You — Sandy (3:00) (c) (e)
  5. [19] You're the One That I Want — Danny and Sandy (2:47) (c) (e)
  6. [16] Sandy (Music by Louis St. Louis, Lyrics by Scott J. Simon) — Danny (2:30) (e)
  7. [08] Beauty School Dropout — Frankie Avalon / Angels (4:02) (b) (e)
  8. [06] Greased Lightnin' — Danny and the T-Birds (3:12) (b) (e)
  9. [07] It's Raining on Prom Night — Radio (2:57) (b) (e)
  10. [08] Alone at the Drive-in Movie (instrumental, see below for details) (2:22) (b) (d) (w)
  11. [15] Blue Moon (Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart) — Johnny (4:02) (e)
  12. [10] Rock n' Roll is Here to Stay (D. White) — Johnny (2:00) (e)
  13. [11] Those Magic Changes — Johnny and Danny (2:15) (b) (e)
  14. [13] Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) — Johnny (1:23) (e)
  15. [14] Born to Hand Jive — Johnny and Cast (4:39) (b) (e)
  16. [12] Tears on My Pillow (S. Bradford and A. Lewis) — Johnny (2:06) (d)
  17. [15] Mooning — Jan and Roger (2:12) (b) (e)
  18. [17] Freddy, My Love — Marty (2:40) (b) (e)
  19. [09] Rock n' Roll Party Queen — Radio (2:08) (b) (e)
  20. [17] There Are Worse Things I Could Do — Rizzo (2:18) (b) (e) (w)
  21. [18] Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise) — Sandy (1:20) (b) (d)
  22. [20] We Go Together — Danny, Sandy, Kenickie, Rizzo, Marty, Sonny, Jan, Putzie, Doody, Frenchy, Eugene, Patty, Miss Mcgee, Mr Lynch and Coach
  23. [01] Love is a Many Splendoured Thing (Instrumental) (1:22)
  24. [21] Grease (Reprise) — Frankie Valli (3:23) (a)

Grease was a number one single in the United States during 1978 by the singer Frankie Valli. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 or 1937[2]) is best known as the falsetto-voiced lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continues to perform. ... Summer Nights was a popular song made famous by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Youre The One That I Want is a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. ... Louis St. ... Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Hound Dog is a twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton in 1952. ...

References

  1. ^ VH1's "Behind the Music: Grease"
  2. ^ http://www.channel4.com/film/newsfeatures/microsites/M/musicals/results_5to1.html
  3. ^ Amazon.com comment by Daniel J. Hamlow for Grease (Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack).

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