Grease

  • PG
  • Randal Kleiser (1978)
  • US
  • 105 min
Grease
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Fresh from Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta was the biggest movie star in the world when he teamed up with Olivia Newton-John to help turn the Broadway hit into one of Hollywood's most successful musicals. This film sets itself the peculiar task of trying to evoke nostalgia for a time before most of its audience would have been born - 1950s America - where Rydell High School is the setting for a rather slender tale of teenage love and pre-Vietnam War innocence. Stranger still, it succeeds in the task, thanks to some toe-tapping numbers, sprightly hoofing and slick performances, not least by Stockard Channing as the most unruly teenager in town.

Plot Summary

Musical based on the hit stage show, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Unexpectedly reunited with summer love Danny at her new high school, Sandy Olsson can't believe how different he is. Can the new Danny Zucco, the leather-clad, tough-talking leader of the T-birds, really be the boy she met down at the beach? Perhaps her new friends Frenchy and Rizzo, both members of the super-cool Pink Ladies gang, can help her develop some street cred to win back his heart.

Cast and crew

Cast

Danny Zuko
John Travolta
Sandy Olsson
Olivia Newton-John
Betty Rizzo
Stockard Channing
Kenickie
Jeff Conaway
Doody
Barry Pearl
Sonny
Michael Tucci
Putzie
Kelly Ward
Frenchy
Didi Conn
Jan
Jamie Donnelly
Marty
Dinah Manoff
Principal McGee
Eve Arden
Teen Angel
Frankie Avalon
Vi
Joan Blondell
Vince Fontaine
Edd Byrnes
Coach Calhoun
Sid Caesar
Mrs Murdoch
Alice Ghostley
Blanche
Dody Goodman
Cha Cha DiGregorio
Annette Charles

Crew

Director
Randal Kleiser

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
C.I.C. (UK)
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 26 Sep 2008
Certificate PG
Distributor:
Paramount Home Entertainment
Categories
Childrens
Music
Drama

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