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Thursday, August 22, 2013


-Greaser Danny Zuko and Australian exchange student Sandy Olsen fall in love over the summer. It's the 1950s and in California! What they don't know until it's too late is that they'll both be attending Rydell High School. Danny's the leader of The T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket greasers and Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, led by Rizzo. They eventually fall back in love towards the end when Sandy becomes a greaser girl

-John Travolta: Danny Zuko
-Olivia Newton-John: Sandy Olsen
-Stockard Channing: Betty Rizzo
-Jeff Conaway: Kenickie
-Barry Pearl: Doody
-Michael Tucci: Sonny
-Kelly Ward: Putzie
-Didi Conn: Frenchy
-Jamie Connelly: Jan
-Dinah Manoff: Marty Maraschino
-Eve Arden: Principal McGee
-Sid Caesar: Coach Calhoun
-Susan Buckner: Patty Simcox
-Eddie Deezen: Eugene Felnick
-Annette Charles: Cha Cha DiGregorio

Did You Know?
-Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the spandex pants she wore at the carnival scene due to a zipper breaking
-Set in high school, most of the cast were well past their high school years. John Travolta was 23, Olivia Newton-John was 28, Stockard Channing was 33, Jeff Conaway was 26, Barry Pearl was 27, Michael Tucci was 31, Kelly Ward was 20, Didi Conn was 25, Jamie Donnelly was 30, Annette Charles was 29. Only Eddie Deezen, Dinah Manoff and Lorenzo Lamas were still teens, all 19
-Rydell High is a reference to Bobby Rydell, who had a major song, "Swingin' School" in 1960
-Harry Reems, who was known for porn movies such as Deep Throat, had cold feet about hiring him. They instead hired Sid Caesar to play Coach Calhoun
-Randall Kleiser, director of the film, hated the title song. Because the movie was set in the 1950s, he felt that the title song, with it's heavy disco beat and cynical lyrics was inappropriate
-The scene in Frenchy's bedroom where Rizzo is singing the line about Elvis, was filmed the day he died

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