Grease


1h 50m 1978

Brief Synopsis

A prim Australian exchange student falls for a high-school gang leader.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Musical
Music
Period
Teens
Adaptation
Release Date
1978
Production Company
Metrocolor; Modern Film Effects; Panavision, Ltd.; Paramount Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Insurge/Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures; Haskolabio; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Insurge; Paramount Pictures; United International Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
DTS (re-release) (1998), Dolby Digital (re-release) (1998), Dolby (original release)
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

A rock 'n' roll celebration of growing up and falling in love.

Crew

Cast Of "grease"

Song Performer

Ed Allen

Makeup Artist

Frankie Avalon

Song Performer ("Beauty School Dropout")

James Berkey

Set Decorator

Patricia Birch

Choreography

S Bradford

Song ("Tears On My Pillow")

Cindy Bullens

Song Performer

John F. Burnett

Editor

Wilmer Butler

Director Of Photography

Colin Campbell

Gaffer

Allan Carr

Producer

Allan Carr

Screenplay Adaptation

Warren Casey

Play As Source Material

Warren Casey

Songs ("Look At Me I'M Sandra Dee" "Greased Lightnin'" "Beauty School Dropout" "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" "It'S Raining On Prom Night" "Freddy My Love" "Those Magic Changes" "Born To Hand Jive" "Mooning" "Rock N Roll Party Queen")

Stockard Channing

Song Performer ("There Are Worse Things I Could Do")

Jeff Conaway

Song Performer

Betsy Cox

Wardrobe

Wally Crowder

Stunt Coordinator

Carol Culver

Choreographer

Alan B. Curtiss

Location Manager

Anthony D'amato

Broadway Stage Associate Producer

S. David

Song

June Edgerton

Music Editor

Sammy Fain

Song

John Farrar

Music Lyrics

John Farrar

Guitarist

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Maxine Fox

Broadway Stage Producer

Christine George

Hair Stylist

Barry Gibb

Music Lyrics

Barry Gibb

Song ("Grease")

Michael Gibson

Music

Jerry Grandey

Assistant Director

Sean Hanley

Sound Editor

Lorenz Hart

Song ("Blue Moon")

Ron Hays

Electronic Visual Effects

George Hill

Key Grip

David J Holman

Consultant

Jim Jacobs

Songs ("Summer Nights" "We Go Together" "Look At Me I'M Sandra Dee" "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" "It'S Raining On Prom Night" "Freddy My Love" "Those Magic Changes" "Born To Hand Jive" "Mooning" "Rock N Roll Party Queen")

Jim Jacobs

Play As Source Material

Phil Jeffries

Production Designer

Jerry Jost

Sound Mixer

Gary Kalkin

Unit Publicist

Gene Kelly

Construction Coordinator

Joyce King

Script Supervisor

Jerry Leiber

Song ("Hound Dog")

A Lewis

Song ("Tears On My Pillow")

Jerry Lee Lewis

Song Performer

Neil A Machlis

Associate Producer

Neil A Machlis

Unit Production Manager

Paula Marcus

Assistant Director

Charles Moran

Sound Effects Editor

Lynn M Morgan

Assistant Director

Olivia Newton-john

Song Performer ("Summer Nights" "We Go Together" "Look At Me I'M Sandra Dee" "You'Re The One That I Want")

Bill Oakes

Music Supervisor

Robert Pergament

Assistant Editor

Richard Rodgers

Song ("Blue Moon")

Scott Simon

Music Lyrics

Tommy Smith

Dance Consultant

Louis St. Louis

Music

Louis St. Louis

Song Performer ("Mooning" "Rock N Roll Party" Queen")

Louis St. Louis

Creative Consultant

Robert Stigwood

Producer

Mike Stoller

Song ("Hound Dog")

Daniel C Striepeke

Makeup Artist

Joel Thurm

Casting

John Travolta

Song Performer ("Summer Nights" "We Go Together" "You'Re The One That I Want" "Greased Lightnin'")

Ritchie Valens

Song Performer

Ritchie Valens

Song

Richard Valesko

Property Master

Frankie Valli

Song Performer ("Grease")

Bill Varney

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kenneth Waissman

Broadway Stage Producer

Bruce Walkup

Wardrobe

Paul Webster

Song

D White

Song ("Rock N Roll Is Here To Stay")

D Williams

Song

John Wilson

Title Animator

Albert Wolsky

Costume Designer

Bronte Woodard

Screenwriter

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Musical
Music
Period
Teens
Adaptation
Release Date
1978
Production Company
Metrocolor; Modern Film Effects; Panavision, Ltd.; Paramount Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Insurge/Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures; Haskolabio; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Insurge; Paramount Pictures; United International Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
DTS (re-release) (1998), Dolby Digital (re-release) (1998), Dolby (original release)
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Award Nominations

Best Song

1978

Quotes

Where are you goin'? To flog your log?
- Rizzo
Much better then hanging around here with you dorks.
- Danny
Hi, I'm Vince Fontaine, I'm judging the dance contest.
- Vince
I don't think I'm entered.
- Marty
A knockout like you? What's your name?
- Vince
Marty.
- Marty
Marty what?
- Vince
Maraschino. You know, as in cherry.
- Marty
You can't just walk out of a drive-in.
- Danny
Oh, bite the weenie, Riz.
- Danny
With relish.
- Rizzo
What's with you tonight?
- Marty
I feel like a defective typewriter.
- Rizzo
Huh?
- Marty
I skipped a period.
- Rizzo
Think you're P.G.?
- Marty

Trivia

Henry Winkler, who was playing Fonzie on "Happy Days" (1974), was originally supposed to play Danny but didn't for fear of being typecast.

Marie Osmond turned down the role of Sandy.

Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she wears in the last sequence (the carnival at Rydell).

Jeff Conaway had to walk slightly stooped so that John Travolta would appear taller.

Originated in Chicago at the Kingston Mines Theatre, of which authors Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey were acting ensemble members. It opened on the 5 February 1971, and cast members Marilu Henner, who played Marty, and James Canning, who played Doody, went on to play those roles on Broadway.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States June 1978

Released in United States Summer June 7, 1978

Re-released in United States March 27, 1998

Re-released in United States Summer July 8, 2010

Re-released in United States on Video August 6, 1996

Re-released in United States on Video June 23, 1998

Released in United States 2010

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival ("Grease" Sing-along/Special Presentations) May 20-June 13, 2010.

Re-released as a sing along version July 8, 2010.

Released in United States June 1978

Released in United States Summer June 7, 1978

Re-released in United States March 27, 1998

Re-released in United States Summer July 8, 2010 (Re-release of a sing-a-long version of the film in 12 markets)

Re-released in United States on Video August 6, 1996

Re-released in United States on Video June 23, 1998 (20th Anniversary Edition)

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival ("Grease" Sing-along/Special Presentations) May 20-June 13, 2010.)