Category Romantic , Musicals
Year: 1978
Time: 110 minutes
Production: Paramount Pictures
Director: Randal Kleiser
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Jeff Conaway, Stockard Channing, Michael Tucci, Didi Conn
Our Rating 10/10 - Always a Classic
Watchability 10/10 - As musicals go, it's one for everyone

Danny and Sandy live on different continents and fall in love one summer, then end up in the same High School a few weeks later to everyone's surprise, along with a group of 30-somethings as their classmates. We experience their highs and lows over the year in the ultimate 'will they or won't they' get back together story.

So, how does it end?

When Danny trips over a hurdle on the track one day, hoping to impress Sandy, she decides she likes him after all and quickly dumps the Jock she's been dating.

Danny and Sandy go to the High School dance together, and make it to the final of the 'Dance Off' but Cha Cha (with the naughty reputation) manages to steal her place, and claim the trophy.  Danny is soon dumped again at the Drive-In movie when he tries to take advantage of her, and then feels sorry for himself.

Soon, it's the big race - T-Birds against the Scorpions at the old reservoir.  Kenickie gets a bang to the head, so Danny has to drive Greased Lightning.  The Scorpion who looks like Bryan Adams knows some dirty tricks, but Danny wins the race, smashing both cars, but winning the pink slips. Sandy looks on, knowing she wants him back, and calls on Frenchie for her help.

It's Graduation day, and they're all at a fairground.  Kenickie is about to propose to Rizzo, and learns she isn't pregnant, but wants to propose anyway.

Danny turns up in a letterman jacket to show Sandy he wants to change - while Sandy turns up in leathers.  They sing and dance a bit because they are the one they want, then they go together like sha-wop-da-woop-de ... you get the idea.  Then Danny and Sandy get into a revved-up Greased Lightning and take off like a jet engine towards the clouds, like you do.

Such a great beginning - "Is this the end?" "No - it's only the beginning!" ... and the music kicks in. But the end scene where they drive off ... into the clouds??
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