PG-13 | | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Sandy. Randal Kleiser went to the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) mixing stage to visit his college roommate, George Lucas, and to see her in one of the battle scenes. Kleiser couldn't tell from the scene whether Fisher was right for the part, so he kept looking.
I'm going back to Australia; I might never see you again.
Danny: Don't... don't talk that way, Sandy.
Sandy: But it's true! I've just had the best summer of my life, and now I have to go away. It isn't fair.
Sandy: Danny, don't spoil it!
Danny: It's not spoiling it, Sandy, ...
During "Greased Lightning", when the motor is dropped into the car and the fan is spinning, a visible string makes the fan spin.
In the sing-a-long re-release, the Paramount logo from the 1970's is shown at the beginning featuring a blue background.
UK Alternate (TV) Version: although the movie was rated (in the UK) as a 'PG' and usually received an early-afternoon TV screening (during the early 80's), most of the 'sexual references' featured throughout the movie (edited version) were kept in, mainly because of the cultural differences between the US and the UK. In other words, the terminolgy used by American 'teenagers' differs from their British counterparts.
$8,941,717 18 June 1978