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Given the runaway success of Grease, which became the biggest-grossing movie musical of all time, it was all but inevitable that there would be a sequel, and four years later this follow-up brought a new group of kids back to Rydell High. It's 1961, and Stephanie Zinone Michelle Pfeiffer is the tough leader of the Pink Ladies, while Michael Carrington Maxwell Caulfield is a clean-cut British exchange student. Michael likes Stephanie, but the Pink Ladies' by-laws prevent her from dating guys who aren't members of ...
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Overview

Given the runaway success of Grease, which became the biggest-grossing movie musical of all time, it was all but inevitable that there would be a sequel, and four years later this follow-up brought a new group of kids back to Rydell High. It's 1961, and Stephanie Zinone Michelle Pfeiffer is the tough leader of the Pink Ladies, while Michael Carrington Maxwell Caulfield is a clean-cut British exchange student. Michael likes Stephanie, but the Pink Ladies' by-laws prevent her from dating guys who aren't members of the T-Birds, their affiliated male gang. However, when a Zorro-like masked avenger on a motorcycle rescues Stephanie from a gang of ill-mannered toughs, she's eager to get to know the hero with the cool wheels. Any guesses as to who he might be? Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, and Dody Goodman return from the first film as members of the Rydell High faculty, while actual '50s teen icons Tab Hunter and Connie Stevens are on board as new members of the staff; Didi Conn as Frenchy is the only one of the students to appear in both movies. Patricia Birch, who served as choreographer on Grease, made her debut as a director on Grease 2; while she's remained active as a choreographer, she hasn't directed again since.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Without John Travolta or Olivia Newton-John, the makers of Grease 2 apparently believed name recognition alone would give them a hit movie. They threw together a handful of songs that had none of the charm of the tunes from the original film, and hired a cast of average performers (with two or three small exceptions) to sing them. The performers are game, but the material is so bad their efforts are thwarted at pretty much every turn. The Fabulous Baker Boys proved that Michelle Pfeiffer could sing and act. She might have been able to display those talents seven years earlier had the makers of Grease 2 come up with material worthy of her. Actors just breaking into the movie business will often appear in films that follow them like punch lines for the rest of their career. Grease 2 is that film for Pfeiffer. Although she would grow into one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of her generation, Pfeiffer will probably never quite live down singing about how she wanted to be with a "Cool Rider." On the plus side, this stands, alongside Bachelor Party as one of the highpoints of Adrian Zmed's film career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929304158
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,431

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maxwell Caulfield Michael Carrington
Michelle Pfeiffer Stephanie Zimone
Adrian Zmed Johnny Nogerilli
Christopher McDonald Goose McKenzie
Peter Frechette Lou Di Mucci
Leif Green Davey Jaworski
Lorna Luft Paulette Redchuck
Maureen Teefy Sharon Cooper
Alison Price Rhonda Ritter
Pamela Segall Dolores Rebchuck
Didi Conn Frenchy
Eve Arden Ms. McGee
Sid Caesar Coach Calhoun
Dody Goodman Blanche
Tab Hunter Mr. Stuart
Dick Patterson Mr. Spears
Connie Stevens Ms. Mason
Eddie Deezen Eugene
Matt Lattanzi Brad
Liz Sagal Sorority Girl
Brad Jeffries Preptone
Vernon Scott Henry Dickey
Steve M. Davison Cycle Lord
Richard Epper Cycle Lord
Pat Green Cycle Lord
Steve Holladay Cycle Lord
Mike Runyard Cycle Lord
Scott Wilder Cycle Lord
Lucinda Dickey Girl Greaser
Donna King Girl Greaser
Dallace Winkler Girl Greaser
Dennis Daniels Boy Greaser
Charles McGowan Boy Greaser
Andy Tennant Boy Greaser
Tom Villard Boy Greaser
Dennis Stewart Balmudo
Technical Credits
Pat Birch Director, Choreography
Del Acevedo Makeup
John F. Burnett Editor
Artie Butler Score Composer
Gene Callahan Production Designer
Phil Caplan Camera Operator
Allan Carr Producer
Gary Daigler Asst. Director
Robert de Mora Costumes/Costume Designer
Sally Dennison Casting
Ken Finkleman Screenwriter
Lawrence O. Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Neil Machlis Associate Producer
Bill Oakes Executive Producer
Lee Poll Set Decoration/Design
Louis St. Louis Score Composer
Frank Stanley Cinematographer
Robert Stigwood Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A New School Year [4:29]
2. First Day [6:12]
3. Extracurricular Activities [6:02]
4. Bowling [5:54]
5. Independent Kisser [5:54]
6. Talent Show Auditions [3:19]
7. Not Stephanie's Kind of Guy [6:37]
8. Sex Education [5:32]
9. Reheasals [:51]
10. Mystery Man [6:08]
11. Bomb Shelter [6:57]
12. "How About a Ride?" [6:40]
13. On the Prowl [5:50]
14. Mr. Right [2:55]
15. Deadman's Curve [10:41]
16. Calendar Girls [7:10]
17. Creating a Diversion [7:09]
18. Michael Is Accepted [5:55]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: English Dolby Surround
      Audio Options: French
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Scene Selection
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grease 2 is okay...Not like the first

    Grease 2 was a very unforgetable movie in its own way. I like their choreagraphy and they had ALOT more comedy than the first. Both movies are great and you should see both. The songs in Grease 2 make you want to get up and dance along, just like the first. I think people who didn't enjoy this movie didn't feel that fun vibe. I certainly did. It was very cool. Although they couldn't sing as well as the people in the first, they had their own quirks. It may not be the best but it is awesome. I recomend you watch it, and if you hate it, watch it again and you can make fun of the actors.(Which I doubt you will.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    It was just as good as Grease but in a different way. The songs are better and it's got some pretty funny parts in it. I personally liked it better than Grease just because of the songs. It's more of a musical than Grease was. My favorite song: Cool Rider.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A FLOP

    This movie has a bunch of nobodys. Anybody that has seen Grease could agree this movie does not compare at all. This sequel does not have any of the original actors from Grease except for Didi Conn. If Grease Two was produced to become another box office hit then they needed to have the original cast, especially John Travolta. I mean...who does this clown think he is..John Travolta is much better looking and a far superior actor, along with Olivia Newton-John, Jeff Conway, Stockard Cahnning, and the many other actors that made Grease a FAR better movie than this horrible flop, Grease 2

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved It So Much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Greaes 2 is my favorite movie of all times and im only 12 years old!!! I watch it all the time!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best!!!

    Not only was the my favorite movie growing up, but now my 4 year old daughter loves it! She sings and dances, it is the best movie for all ages!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    I love Grease 2 better than the first. It may be just that the original Grease was played WAY too many times on tv that it got annoying to watch after a while. I still love the first one, but the music in this one is just as good, if not better. Overall, it's a great movie and I love it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2014

    I saw this when I lived in Germany 1982-83, and we had few US mo

    I saw this when I lived in Germany 1982-83, and we had few US movies. Tron and Grease 2 were a weekly if not daily staple for us - me more than my folks.
    I know it's not as classic as Grease, but... I see it not as a direct sequel... it's not just a story about the characters (New & Returning), but as a story about Rydell High itself as well. I think of it as The Rydell Legacy - Return to Rydell (Grease 2). Unless Rydell itself got closed, Grease and Grease 2 would simply be chapters in Rydell's History. Sadly, Excelsior High in Norwalk - where G2 was filmed - was shut down a year before filming.

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

    Seriously?

    i could barely finish watching this movie cause it was all about sex sex sex. Compared to the first movie seriously?

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    i like Grease 2

    so it may not be better than the orginal but Grease 2 is funny and has some romance in it i happen to enjoy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    grease 2 :[

    Grease is one of the best musicals ever. they should´ve just have left it at that.Sequals in general are not that great, but "Grease 2" topped all of the other sequals.they didn´t even have the same characters except for frenchy and "crater face", the songs were really annoying and the whole plot of the movie was just dumb. They should´ve brought all the original actors back, then maybe it wouldn´t have been so horrible but still seriously this is a really gay movie.I do not recomend it at all.Epic Fail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grease 2 is great!

    A fun and cool movie.I think this movie is great because first it has great music,dancing, and a cool storyline.I don't think it was bad at all.I recommend this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Summer Lovin didn't happen so fast for me with this movie

    This movie was just so horrible compared to Grease, actually, compared to any movie. The sequel movie should have been a class reunion with the original pink ladies and t-birds. Really, I thought Hollywood could do much better, come on!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boring and Pointless

    Who thought of Grease 2? I mean, if you're going to make a sequel, at least make it like the original with the same characters and actors. I hated the part when Michael jumped off the ramp and over the pool or something like that. It wasn't even close to what the original Grease was. And the cast COULD NOT SING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yuck!

    I love the first Grease movie that stars John Travlolta and Olivia Newton-John but this sequel sucks! The music is icky and the acting ranges from wooden to over the top hammy chewing the scenery! It amazes me that Michelle Pheiffer has become the superb actress that she is today. Who would have ever thought it of her after having first seen her acting in this garbage? She sure has come a long way as an acress since then!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2003

    I don't have enough time to rave

    I really do not care what anyone else says about this movie, my brother and I loved Grease 2. I know the songs word for word. Please put it back on television even though I am also buying the video. Can you believe this is coming from an African American? Yo, believe me when I say that I can go on and on about this movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty good Movie

    I found the movie good,it was almost as good as Grease,the original.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2003

    my favorite movie of all time!

    I love this movie.I've never even seen the first one.Michelle Pheifer and Maxwell Caulfield have great chemistry and are both easy on the eyes.The music is good too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alice Cooper song School's out for Summer

    I was just wondering was the song School's out for Summer by Alice Cooper in Grease 2 if not what movie was it in?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sorry sequal for Grease.

    Grease 2 was pretty aweful compared to Grease,however, I have seen worse. The music in this movie is hardly entertaining, and the actors,(especially Michele Phifer) cannot sing, but like I said, it is not the worse movie I have ever seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    This is one of the greatest movies around. As a fan of both movies, this one is just as great as the first one. Its a great musical for the whole family to watch.

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