GreaseDirector: 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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Cast & Crew
|John Travolta||Danny Zuko|
|Olivia Newton-John||Sandy Olsson|
|Eve Arden||Principal McGee|
|Susan Buckner||Patty Simcox|
|Lorenzo Lamas||Tom Chisum|
|Annette Charles||Cha Cha|
|Dick Patterson||Mr. Rudie|
|Fannie Flagg||Nurse Wilkin|
|Darrell Zwerling||Mr. Lynch|
|Frankie Avalon||Teen Angel|
|Edward Byrnes||Vince Fontaine|
|Sid Caesar||Coach Calhoun|
|Alice Ghostley||Mrs. Murdock|
|Sha Na Na||Johnny Casino and the Gamblers|
|Johnny Casino & the Sha-Na-Na||Johnny Casino & the Gamblers (as Sha-Na-Na)|
|Michael Biehn||Jock (Basketball Player)|
|Steve M. Davison||Leader of the Scorpions|
|James I. Berkey||Set Decoration/Design|
|John F. Burnett||Editor|
|Philip M. Jefferies||Production Designer|
|Bill Oakes||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|J. Scott Simon||Songwriter|
|Louis St. Louis||Songwriter|
|Albert Wolsky||Costumes/Costume Designer|
1. Grease [5:24]
2. Rule the School [1:16]
3. Summer Nights [6:04]
4. Cruisin' for a Bruisin' [:23]
5. Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee [:55]
6. Hopelessly Devoted to You [4:01]
7. Greased Lightning [:30]
8. New Man [:10]
9. Beauty School Dropout [5:43]
10. National Bandstand [:33]
11. Hand Jive [3:22]
12. Blue Moon [1:53]
13. Sandy [2:34]
14. There Are Worse Things I Could Do [:15]
15. Thunder Road [2:59]
16. You're the One That I Want [2:08]
17. We Go Together [:33]
18. End Credits [3:10]
Play Movie With Introduction by Randal Kleiser
English 5.1 Surround
English 2.0 Surround
Commentary by Director Randal Kleiser and Choreographer Patricia Birch
Commentary by Director Randal Kleiser and Choreographer Patricia Birch
"Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee"
"Hopelessly Devoted to You"
"Beauty School Dropout"
"Born to Hand Jive"
"There Are Worse Things I Could Do"
"Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)"
"You're the One That I Want"
"We Go Together"
Play Movie With Sing-Along
The Time, the Place the Motion: Remembering Grease
Introduction by Randal Kleiser
T-Birds Harass Eugene
Pink Ladies and Sandy at Lunch
She's Too Pure to Be Pink
Intro to Summer Nights
Rydell Pep Rally
Kenickie and Danny Outside Frosty's
At the Dance
Grease on DVD Launch Party
Grease Memories From John & Olivia
The Moves Behind the Music
John Travolta and Allan Carr "Grease Day" Interview
Olivia-Newton-John and Robert Stigwood "Grease Day" Interview
Rydell High Year Book
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I'm 12 years old and I've seen this movie about a million times and I never get tired of it! It was funny, the songs were amazing and it had the best actors and actresses. I saw the play 5 times and I think it's better but if you can't see the play at least see the movie.
I thought that Grease was the most spectacular musical I have ever watched in my whole entire lifetime.It is a movie that should be watched over and over again.It is a movie that you will never forget.
The movie grease is a great movie im glad that their bringing it out on dvd
This DVD is a must have to anyone's DVD collection - right next to West Side Story and Sound of Music!
I am so psyched that they've decided to release it on DVD! This is the quintessential movie for anyone who has ever had a summer love, gone to high school, or just wanted to believe that there is hope in this world and that the girl *can* get the guy.
I have waited so long for GREASE to be released on DVD. I refused to buy a DVD player until GREASE became available. GREASE would be the first movie I would watch on DVD. I have waited so long and now I have both!
This is such a good movie!!!!! I got it for my birthday and have watched it everyday since. *Birthday last of September* I will end with a marvey quote : Kenickie: A hickey from Kenickie's like a hallmark card. You care enough to send the best.
I've always loved watching grease abd now its on DVD i dont have to rewind it i can just watch it again. whats also great it the picture is so perfect. all id like to know now is, is Ali-G on DVD? (init)
I remember in 4th grade, I had a sleepover and one person wanted to watch Grease, but everyone else said they hated that movie, and I had never seen it before. I saw it sooner or later, and I don't see how anyone can not like this movie. It is timeless, and it is so darn fun. There are so many laughs, and you feel for the cast because you can relate to them in many cases. The acting is great, and the supporting roles were picked out right to the ''T'' (pun was intended).
Grease was the most spectacular musical I have ever watched in my whole entire lifetime.It is a movie that should be watched over and over again.It is a movie that you will never forget.and it is movie that you will make you keep asking for more and more more more more more more. now that it is on dvd well what can i say wife no taking the trash out.
I love this movie! John Travolta is awesome.This is my favorite movie and I am only 10 years old !
If I could give this movie 100 stars, I would. This is my FAVORITE movie!! I love John Travolta! I have one thing to say. John, YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT!! OO OO OO HONEY!
THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME!!!! I'd give it a million stars i love Olivia, John and Didi! they rule!
I love Grease, my mom introduced it to me as a kid and I have been watching it ever since and i'm 25 yrs old now!! I actually watched it again last night for the millionith times! I just love the chemistry of Oliva/John (Sandy/Danny) and all the other characters and timeless!! My future kids will know Grease is the word too!!!!
Grease isn't only about punks. It has music and acting. It's what high school was years ago this is my favorite musical ever. Buy it! I guarentee you'll love it.