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John Travolta
Director: Randal Kleiser Cast: John Travolta
John Travolta
, Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
, Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
Randal Kleiser


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"Grease," said the poster and the Barry Gibb song, "is the word." Transferring its setting from Chicago to sunny California, and adding a dash of disco to the ersatz '50s score, producer Allan Carr and director Randal Kleiser turned this long-running Jim Jacobs-Warren Casey Broadway smash into the biggest blockbuster of 1978. 1950s teens Danny (John Travolta) and Australian transfer Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) spend their "Summer Nights" falling in love, but once fall comes, it's back to Rydell High and its cliques. As one of the bad-boy T-Birds, Danny has to act cool for best pal Kenickie (Jeff Conaway) and their leather-clad mates Sonny (Michael Tucci) and Doody (Barry Pearl, in the role Travolta played on-stage). Despite befriending Frenchy (Didi Conn), one of the rebel Pink Ladies, virginal Sandy is "too pure to be Pink," as the Ladies' leader, Rizzo (Stockard Channing), acidly observes. Declaring their devotion in such ballads as "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Sandy," Sandy and Danny split, reconcile, and split again amidst a pep rally, dances, drive-ins, and a drag race, before deciding "You're the One That I Want" at the climactic carnival. With Travolta white-hot from Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease soundtrack singles climbed the charts and summer movie crowds poured in. With the presence of Joan Blondell, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, and Frankie Avalon appealing to grown-up memories, Grease became the highest-grossing film of 1978, the highest-grossing movie musical ever, and the third most popular film of the new blockbuster '70s after Star Wars (1977) and Jaws (1975). Its sequel, Grease 2, did not exactly set the world on fire in 1982.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2018
UPC: 0032429300614
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Time: 1:50:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta Danny Zuko
Olivia Newton-John Sandy Olsson
Stockard Channing Rizzo
Jeff Conaway Kenickie
Didi Conn Frenchy
Eve Arden Principal McGee
Joan Blondell Vi
Dinah Manoff Marty
Barry Pearl Doody
Michael Tucci Sonny
Kelly Ward Putzie
Susan Buckner Patty Simcox
Eddie Deezen Eugene
Lorenzo Lamas Tom Chisum
Dennis Stewart Leo
Annette Charles Cha Cha
Dick Patterson Mr. Rudie
Fannie Flagg Nurse Wilkin
Darrell Zwerling Mr. Lynch
Ellen Travolta Waitress
Frankie Avalon Teen Angel
Edward Byrnes Vince Fontaine
Sid Caesar Coach Calhoun
Alice Ghostley Mrs. Murdock
Dody Goodman Blanche
Sha Na Na Johnny Casino and the Gamblers
Johnny Casino & the Sha-Na-Na Johnny Casino & the Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)
James Donnelly Jan
Gamblers Actor
Mimi Lieber Dancer
Dennis Daniels Dancer
Daniel Levans Dancer
Sean Moran Dancer
Andy Tennant Dancer
Michael Biehn Jock (Basketball Player)
Steve M. Davison Leader of the Scorpions

Technical Credits
Randal Kleiser Director
James I. Berkey Set Decoration/Design
Patricia Birch Choreography
John F. Burnett Editor
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Allan Carr Producer,Screenwriter
John Farrar Songwriter
Barry Gibb Songwriter
Philip M. Jefferies Production Designer
Bill Oakes Musical Direction/Supervision
J. Scott Simon Songwriter
Louis St. Louis Songwriter
Robert Stigwood Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Bronte Woodard Screenwriter

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