Randal Kleiser (1978)

PG Certificate
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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 Broadway hit Grease 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 the 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 the 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
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
Director Randal Kleiser
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: Some swearing, sexual references.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Apr 2018
Drama Children's Music