Grease (movie)

1978 film by Randal Kleiser

Grease is a 1978 American romantic comedy musical movie directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Robert Stigwood. The movie tells the story of high-schoolers Rizzo (Stockard Channing), Kenickie (Jeff Conaway), Danny (John Travolta), Frenchy (Didi Conn) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John).

Directed byRandal Kleiser
Screenplay byBronte Woodard
Based onGrease by Jim Jacobs
Warren Casey
Produced byRobert Stigwood
Allan Carr
StarringJohn Travolta
Olivia Newton-John
Stockard Channing
Jeff Conaway
Eve Arden
Frankie Avalon
Joan Blondell
Edd Byrnes
Sid Caesar
Alice Ghostley
Dody Goodman
Sha Na Na
CinematographyBill Butler
Edited byJohn F. Burnett
Robert Pergament
Music byMichael Gibson
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
June 16, 1978
Running time
110 mins.
CountryUnited States
Budget$6 million
Box office$366.2 million

Release dates change

Country Premiere
  United States 16 June 1978
  Australia 10 August 1978
  Italy 30 August 1978
  United Kingdom 14 September 1978
  Denmark 15 September 1978
  Ireland 15 September 1978
  Spain 22 September 1978
  Sweden 25 September 1978
  West Germany 28 September 1978
  France 3 October 1978
  Colombia 11 October 1978
  Netherlands 12 October 1978
  Brazil 17 October 1978
  Norway 20 October 1978
  Argentina 2 November 1978
  Chile 2 November 1978
  Hong Kong 23 November 1978
  Finland 8 December 1978
  Japan 9 December 1978
  Portugal 11 May 1979
  South Korea 25 December 1980
  Turkey 2 February 1981

Plot change

Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) meet in Los Angeles, California in summer 1959, and they fall in love. When Sandy has to leave to go back to Australia, they believe it is the end of their romance. However, Sandy gets transferred to his school and they meet again. When Danny sees Sandy again, he acts as if he does not care about her. He does this to keep up his reputation, but Sandy does not know this and wishes she has never met him. She and Danny date on and off, but Sandy becomes frustrated with him because of the way he treats her. At the end of the movie, Sandy transforms herself into the kind of woman Danny could truly love forever, and they get back together.

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