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A musical about teens in love in the 50's! It's California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny isn't the same Danny from the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together. Written by|
Plot Keywords:| | high school | | | »
Taglines:Grease is the word »
Motion Picture Rating ()Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, teen smoking and drinking, and language | »
Release Date:16 June 1978 (USA) »
Also Known As:Briljantin »
Opening Weekend USA:,941,717, 18 June 1978, Wide Release
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:4,955,690 »
Production Co:,, »
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Sound Mix:(re-release) (1998)| (re-release) (1998)| (35 mm prints) (original release)| (70 mm prints) (original release)
Aspect Ratio:2.39 : 1 See »
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TriviaDidi Cohn is the only actor in the cast to appear in all three versions; the 1978 original movie; the 1982 sequel; and the 2016 live TV version. »
GoofsAll of the actors are far past the typical high school age of 14 to 18 years and do not accurately represent high-school aged children: (Danny) was 23 years old at the time of shooting; (Rizzo) was 33 years old; (Sandy) was 29 years old; Both (Doody) and (Kenickie) were 27 years old; (Sonny) was 31; (Putzie), at 21 years old, was the youngest of the bunch, while Didi Conn (Frenchy) was 26 years old at the time of filming. »
: I'm going back to Australia; I might never see you again.
: Don't... don't talk that way, Sandy.
: But it's true! I've just had the best summer of my life, and now I have to go away. It isn't fair.
[Danny starts kissing her]
: Danny, don't spoil it!
: It's not spoiling it, Sandy, it's only making it better.
: Danny... is this the end?
: Of course not; it's only the beginning.
Crazy CreditsIn the sing-a-long re-release, the Paramount logo from the 1970's is shown at the beginning featuring a blue background. »
ConnectionsReferenced in (2004) »
SoundtracksThose Magic Changes
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