1978 | Musical | 110 minutes | English
After a summer romance, Sandy Olsson, an Australian exchange student, and Danny Zuco, head of the T-Birds greaser gang, are now seniors at Rydell High School. Greasers are students who are hep and cool. Sandy tells her friend Frenchy about her romance with Danny. When Danny decides to maintain his bad-boy image, an angry Sandy storms off and starts dating Tom, the school jock. Sandy confesses that she really loves Danny. Frenchy and the Pink Ladies greaser girls, decide to make over Sandy from a goodie two-shoes to being more of a greaser. On the last day of school, Principal Greta McGee and her assistant Blanche sob about the departing class. Danny can’t get over Sandy’s new look. He admits, this is the woman he wants. They end up together and everyone happily joins in singing the rousing Grease.
John Travolta (Danny Zuko) / Olivia Newton-John (Sandy Olsson) / Did Conn (Frenchy Facciano) / Stockard Channing (Betty Rizzo) / Lorenzo Lamas (Tom) / Eve Arden (Principal Greta McGee) / Dody Goodman (Blanche)
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 75%
- Metacritic Score: 70
Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Musical Score
Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Musical; Best Actor (John Travolta); Best Actress (Olivia Newton-John); Best Original Song (“You’re the One That I Want”)
People’s Choice Awards: Winner, Favorite Musical Motion Picture
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GREASE has got it, from the outstanding animated titles of John Wilson all the way to the rousing finale as John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John ride off into teenage happiness.
Its sensibility is not tied to the past but to a free-wheeling, well-informed present.
What makes it work is its youthful vitality, the tremendous energy and imagination expended on its virtually wall-to-wall song and dance numbers.
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