Grease () - Plot Summary - IMDb
Grease () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more During a visit to America, Australian Sandy meets Danny Zuko at the beach and falls in love. Grease is a American musical romantic comedy film based on the musical of the Headed back to class, Sandy reveals that it was Danny Zuko she met, and Rizzo teases that perhaps she'll meet him again. At a pep rally before a . Even decades after its release, Grease is an institution. You probably The very first time we meet Danny and Sandy they're on the beach at the end of summer.
Frenchy attempts to cheer Sandy up by inviting her to a sleepover at her house with the rest of the gang; Sandy comes along, but Rizzo soon gets fed up with Sandy's goody-two-shoes behavior: Sandy chokes on a cigarette, cannot stand the taste of wine, and is horrified at the idea of having her ears pierced.
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Frenchy insists and takes her into the bathroom, but Sandy vomits at the first sight of blood. Frenchy announces to Jan Jamie Donnelly and Marty Dinah Manoff that she is dropping out of Rydell and going to beauty school, which she calls a very strategic career move. Rizzo leaves the sleepover and she and Kenickie Jeff Conaway flirt, then Kenickie invites her into the car, and dumps the other T-Birds.
Danny leaves of his own accord while Rizzo and Kenickie drive off together and the other T-Birds go for pizza.
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Marty, the flirtatious member of The Pink Ladies, decides to write to one of her numerous pen pals, while Sandy goes outside, and decides that in spite of everything, she still loves Danny, singing "Hopelessly Devoted to You", a poignant love song that was added for the movie and was a big hit as a single. The scene shifts to Rizzo and Kenickie making out passionately in the back seat of his new car. They plan to take things a step further, but Kenickie's condom breaks.
Rizzo, however, is unable to resist Kenickie, and they decide to have sex anyway. While at work repairing the car, the T-Birds fantasize about what it will look like when it has had a paint job, singing "Greased Lightning".
Soon Danny gets the other T-Birds convinced that the rickety old car could actually be a "major piece of machinery". Later, Danny meets Sandy at the Frosty Palace, and tries to apologize for his actions.
He sees that Sandy is sharing a soda with Tom Chisum Lorenzo Lamasa jock, and decides that if that's the sort of man she likes, he's going to join the jocks to impress her.
We next see Danny's disastrous performances in basketball, wrestling, and baseball, where he keeps losing his temper. He finally finds his ideal sport in running, until the sight of Sandy distracts him, and he falls.
Sandy leaves Tom Chisum to see if Danny is alright, and they are seemingly reconciled. Danny attempts to go to the Frosty Palace with Sandy so that they can be alone and not worry about ruining his image in front of his friends. They end up discovering the T-Birds and Pink Ladies are already there and Danny finds it hard to charm Sandy without looking weak in front of his friends. After everyone leaves the malt shop, Frenchy, who has been hiding her pink hair under a scarf, imagines a guardian angel to tell her what to do with her life, who turns out to be Frankie Avalon singing "Beauty School Dropout".
Rizzo, now angry with Kenickie, takes the rival gang's leader, Leo, to the dance, thus enticing Kenickie to take the rival gang leader's girlfriend, Cha Cha DiGregorio Annette Charles who is also Danny's ex-girlfriend. The dance features several well-known songs from the '50s covered by Sha Na Na.
During the dance-off, Rizzo leaves in a huff, seeing Kenickie dancing with Cha Cha, and Danny and Sandy are one of the few couples still in the dance-off. Sandy realizes that Cha Cha was one of Danny's past girlfriends and a much better dancer.
Sandy leaves the gym upset, and Danny and Cha Cha end up winning the contest. When they share their spotlight dance, three of the T-Birds run in front of the camera and moon the crowd. Later, Danny takes Sandy to a drive-in movie. Danny tries to remove the class ring he is wearing to give it to her, but in doing so he accidentally elbows Sandy in the chest.
Danny gives Sandy the ring and she kisses him on the cheek, saying she realizes now he respects her. Coincidentally, Frankie Avalon and Randal Kleiser had both appeared in 's Fireballthe latter as an extra.
Filming locations[ edit ] The car race in the film took place at the Los Angeles River. The exterior Rydell scenes, including the basketball, baseball and track segments, were shot at Venice High School in Venice, Californiawhile the Rydell interiors, including the high school dance, were filmed at Huntington Park High School.
The sleepover was shot at a private house in East Hollywood.Grease Summer Nights HD 1080p
The drive-in movie scenes were shot at the Burbank Pickwick Drive-In it was closed and torn down in and a shopping center took its place.
Post-production[ edit ] Scenes inside the Frosty Palace contain obvious blurring of various Coca-Cola signs. When Carr saw the footage of the scene with Coca-Cola products and signage, he ordered director Randal Kleiser to either reshoot the scene with Pepsi products or remove the Coca-Cola logos from the scene. As reshoots were deemed too expensive and time-consuming, optical mattes were used to cover up or blur out the Coca-Cola references.
The 'blurring' covered up trademarked menu signage and a large wall poster, but a red cooler with the logo could not be sufficiently altered so was left unchanged. According to Kleiser, "We just had to hope that Pepsi wouldn't complain. The scene was preserved only in black-and-white; Kleiser attempted to have the existing footage colorized and restored to the film for the film's re-release in but was dissatisfied with the results.
The scene is included as an extra on the 40th anniversary home video release, and Kleiser hopes to make another attempt at colorizing the footage that is effective enough for the footage to be inserted into the film as he originally intended by the time the film's 50th anniversary comes in Grease is now the fourth highest-grossing live action musical.