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.
hoke, hand or heart appropriate to the specific moment. Plot tracks the bumpy romantic road of Travolta and Newton-John, whose summer beach idyll sours when he feels he must revert to finger-snapping cool in the atmosphere of the high school they both wind up attending. Stockard Channing provides a nice contrast to Newton-John in a hard but really nice characterization. Jeff Conaway is very good as the type guy for whom Travolta is a natural leader. 1978: Nomination: Best Song (‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’)
Paramount. Director Randal Kleiser; Producer Robert Stigwood, Allan Carr; Screenplay Bronte Woodard; Camera Bill Butler; Editor John F. Burnett; Music Bill Oakes (sup.); Art Director Phil Jefferies
(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1978. Running time: 110 MIN.
John Travolta Olivia Newton-John Stockard Channing Jeff Conaway Eve Arden Joan Blondell
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