• Grease (1978)

Grease

Release Date: June 16th, 1978

DVD Release Date: September 24th, 2002

PG |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, Joan Blondell

Director: Randal Kleiser

Genres: Romance , Musical

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Friendship, Playful, 1950s, Growing up, Transformation, Friend, Competition, Amusing, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    You just can't hate anything this energetic and happy. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    there are times when Grease really kicks in. I'm fond of Channing singing "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee, rotten with virginity" and then telling an imaginary Troy Donahue, "I know what you wanna do." And most of the big musical numbers work, especially the showstopper: the sunlit Danny-Sandy duet to "Summer Dreams." Greasy kid stuff it all may be, but just like rock 'n' roll, it'll probably never die. [27 Mar 1998, p.A]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    No revival, however joyously promoted, can conceal the fact that this is just an average musical, pleasant and upbeat and plastic. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy