Randal Kleiser (1978)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during summer holidays, but when he later finds out she is a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Romantic musical set in 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Sid Caesar.

Cast & Crew

Danny Zuko John Travolta
Sandy Olsson Olivia Newton-John
Betty Rizzo Stockard Channing
Kenickie Jeff Conaway
Frenchy Didi Conn
Doody Barry Pearl
Sonny Michael Tucci
Putzie Kelly Ward
Coach Calhoun Sid Caesar
Director Randal Kleiser
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: Some swearing, sexual references.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Children's Music