Grease

Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978)

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Grease is an American musical film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Warren Casey's and Jim Jacobs's musical, of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. It was successful both critically and at the box office; its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the United States (the best selling album of that year was the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, another film starring Travolta).

During summer vacation of 1959, local boy Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and holiday-maker Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) meet at the beach and fall in love. When the summer comes to an end, Sandy, who is going back to Australia, frets that they may never meet again, but Danny tells her that their love is "only the beginning." The animated opening credits follow (Grease), introducing the primary cast.

On the first day of school at Rydell High following the end of summer, Danny, a greaser, is reunited with his friends, the T-Birds: his bad-boy best friend Kenickie (Jeff Conaway) and their three bumbling sidekicks, Doody (Barry Pearl), Putzie (Kelly Ward), and Sonny...

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