Rating: PG
Length: 110 mins
Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

GREASE is STILL the word at 40!

Grease is a 1978 American musical film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey’s and Jim Jacobs’s 1971 musical of the same name.

In the United States, it is still the number #1 highest-grossing musical, to date.

Its soundtrack album has sold over 28 million copies worldwide and features two Travolta/Newton-John duets, “You’re the One That I Want” and “Summer Nights”, which in the U.K. were both number one hits and are still among the 20 best-selling singles of all time. The movie’s title song was also a number-one hit single for Frankie Valli.

Before John Travlolta – Henry Winkler, who was playing Fonzie on Happy Days, was originally chosen to play Danny, but having twice already played similarly leather-clad 1950s hoods in 1974’s The Lords of Flatbush as well as Happy Days, turned down the role for fear of being typecast. Singer Olivia Newton-John, cast at Travolta’s urging, had done little acting before this film.

Grease received mostly positive reviews from movie critics and is considered by many as one of the best films of the late 70’s.
Commercially, Grease was an immediate box office success, grossing $394 million at the worldwide box office.

In 2008 it was selected by Empire magazine as one of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.

“Grease is a pleasing, energetic musical with infectiously catchy songs and an ode to young love that never gets old” – Rotten Tomatoes

“Grease has got it, from the outstanding animated titles of John Wilson all the way through the rousing finale as John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John ride off into teenage happiness” – Variety

“Lively, fresh and bright, Grease still stands tall and is destined to become a classic with its memorable, toe-tapping songs, imaginative choreography, plus the dazzle of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John” – Urban Cinefile

Official Trailer