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Grease [1978] (1 disc)

Director:Randal Kleiser
Writer:Bronte Woodard
Composer:Louis St. Louis
Songs:Barry Gibb
Jim Jacobs
Warren Casey
Length:110 minutes
(1 hour 50 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Family
Sorting Tub:Delta
IMDB Rating:7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Reaction: Fun classic.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Randal Kleiser => Director
Bronte Woodard => Writer
Louis St. Louis => Composer
Barry Gibb => Songs
Jim Jacobs => Songs / Musical
Warren Casey => Songs / Musical
Alice Ghostley => Mrs. Murdock
Andy Tennant => Dancer
Barry Pearl => Doody
Didi Conn => Frenchy
Dinah Manoff => Marty Maraschino
Dody Goodman => Blanche
Edd Byrnes => Vince Fontaine
Eddie Deezen => Eugene Felnic
Eve Arden => Principal McGee
Frankie Avalon => The Teen Angel
Jamie Donnelly => Jan
Jeff Conaway => Kenickie
Joan Blondell => Vi
John Travolta => Danny Zuko
Kelly Ward => Putzie
Lorenzo Lamas => Tom Chisum
Michael Biehn => Mike - School Athlete (uncredited)
Michael Tucci => Sonny
Olivia Newton-John => Sandy Olsen
Sha-Na-Na => Johnny Casino & The Gamblers
Sid Caesar => Coach Calhoun
Stockard Channing => Betty Rizzo
Wendie Jo Sperber => Dancer (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Rizzo's hickeys were real. Stockard Channing said in an interview that Jeff Conaway insisted on applying them himself.
  • Randal Kleiser hated the opening title song, {Grease} (he thought that the cynical lyrics and disco beat were inappropriate for a film set in the 1950s).
  • Choreographer [?] Patricia Birch worked with Sha-Na-Na to ensure that the tempo of the dance contest would be correct. She appears, uncredited, as one of the dancers during the contest.
  • For a time, it was the third highest-grossing movie of all time behind only Jaws and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
  • Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Rizzo.
  • Jeff Conaway (6' 1.5" (1.87 m)) had to walk slightly stooped so that John Travolta (6' 2" (1.88 m)) would appear taller.
  • Set in high school, most of the principal cast were way past their teenage years. When filming began in June 1977, John Travolta was 23, Olivia Newton-John was 28, Stockard Channing was 33, Jeff Conaway was 26, Barry Pearl was 27, Michael Tucci was 31, Kelly Ward was 20, Didi Conn was 25; Jamie Donnelly was 30, and [?] Annette Charles was 29. Only Dinah Manoff, Lorenzo Lamas, and Eddie Deezen, all 19, were still teenagers.
  • Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she wears in the last sequence (the carnival at Rydell).
  • [?] Susan Dey and Deborah Raffin were the first choices for the role of Sandy (Dey declined the role after her manager advised against it). [?] Marie Osmond later claimed on [Larry King Live] that she had been also been offered the role but declined "on moral grounds" though she later admitted this to be untrue.
  • Henry Winkler, who became a sensation as "Fonzie" on [Happy Days], was considered for the role of Danny Zuko. However, he turned down the role for fear of being typecast.