Grease (Film)

Grease is the name of a movie from 1978, which is based on the eponymous musical from 1971. The film stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.


In the summer of 1959 meets Danny Zuko, a member of the T-Birds, Sandy Olsson, an innocent girl from Australia, on the beach and they fall in love. When autumn comes, Sandy must return to Australia. But then moving to Sandy's parents and she now goes to the Rydell High School, which also visited Danny. She meets a group of girls, the Pink Ladies, and quickly makes friends with them. Not knowing what is happening, tell Danny and Sandy their friends of their acquaintance.

Danny and Sandy are " presented " to each other by Betty Rizzo, the leader of the Pink Ladies, again, and they decide to rekindle their romance, not without constant interference of the T -Birds, Pink Ladies and a rival gang, the Scorpions.

Danny and Sandy go together to the school dance competition. The T-Birds do it, however, bring the two apart and Danny with his ex-girlfriend Cha -Cha DiGregorio, a pretty salsa dancer, together. Danny and Cha -Cha win the competition. Sandy leaves the event with a broken heart.

To regain Sandy, Danny asks her if she wanted to be " his girl ", and offers her a ring on. She accepts, but feels that he wants to sleep with her. Finally, Sandy gives him back the ring and leaves him in disgust. Meanwhile, Rizzo thinks that she was pregnant.

Kenickie and the other T -Birds work for the big race against the Scorpions on their carriage. Kenickie is ready for the race, but he gets out of the car door a blow to the head, so that Danny is in a race for him and wins.

At the end of the school year in the final year market emerges a new " wicked " looking, Sandy, dressed in black leather and high heels. She seems to have decided to be relaxed to be with Danny. Meanwhile, Danny has got a jacket of running clubs in the Rydell High School, with whom he wants to impress Sandy. Rizzo tells Kenickie that the pregnancy was a false alarm. After the last musical number of the film Danny and Sandy fly arm in arm in a Roadster in the sky.


  • Originally had Henry Winkler and Susan Dey should play the leading roles. After the cancellation of Dey Deborah Raffin were provided. However, the producer Allan Carr met at a dinner in Helen Reddy's house, the Australian singer Olivia Newton - John, who seemed especially appropriate for the musical sides of the film.
  • Olivia Newton-John, previously known only as a country and folk singer and not yet commercially very successful because of the style of music in Europe, could change their image and increase their visibility significantly through the film.
  • The theme song of the film was composed by Barry Gibb, John Farrar come from " Hopelessly Devoted to You" and " You're the One That I Want ". More titles come from Louis St. Louis.
  • The soundtrack of the film was in many countries a number one album. In the UK, the two duets by Travolta / Newton-John, " You're The One That I Want" and " Summer Nights " were number one hits. The title song of the film was also a number one single for Frankie Valli.
  • During the filming was John Travolta (Danny ) 23 years, Olivia Newton-John (Sandy ) 29 Years, Stockard Channing ( Rizzo ) 33 years, Jeff Conaway ( Kenickie ) 27 Years, Barry Pearl ( Doody ) 27 Years, Michael Tucci ( Sonny ) 31 years, Kelly Ward ( Putzie ) was 22, Didi Conn ( Frenchy ) was 26, Jamie Donnelly (Jan ) was 30 and Dinah Manoff ( Marty ) 19 years old.
  • The U.S. ska band Less Than Jake has recorded new versions of parts of the soundtrack. The eight titles full album was released in 1996 and was called " Greased ".
  • The worldwide theatrical sales amounted to 387 208 510 U.S. dollars (including in the United States 181 508 510 U.S. dollars), with a total budget of 6,000,000 U.S. dollars.
  • In 1982, the sequel Grease 2 was released, but failed to match the success of the first film.
  • John Travolta's eldest sister Ellen Travolta plays the waitress in the ice cream parlor.


" The film adaptation of a hit Broadway musicals shifts the parodic approaches the original in favor of a colorful nostalgic spectacle, which is peppered with today become classics songs in cinematic partly rousing staging. "


  • John Farrar was in 1979 for the song Hopelessly Devoted to You for the Academy Award - nominated " Best Music Original Song."
  • Among the five nominations for a Golden Globe Award in 1979 for clients such as John Travolta, Olivia Newton -John and Best Picture - Comedy or Musical.
  • The film won the 1979 Golden Screen and the People's Choice Award in the category "Favorite Musical Motion Picture ".


  • Grease
  • Summer Nights
  • Hopelessly Devoted To You
  • You're the One That I Want
  • Sandy
  • Beauty School Drop -Out
  • Greased Lightning
  • It's Raining On Prom Night
  • Blue Moon
  • Rock 'N Roll Is Here To Stay
  • Those Magic Changes
  • Hound Dog
  • Born To Hand Jive
  • Tears On My Pillow
  • Mooning
  • Freddy My Love
  • Rock 'N Roll Party Queen
  • There Are Worse Things I Could Do
  • We Go Together
  • Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  • Grease ( Reprise)