AFI Catalog of Feature Films
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Grease
Director: Randal Kleiser (Dir)
Release Date:   16 Jun 1978
Premiere Information:   Chicago premiere: 15 Jun 1978 at the State-Lake Theatre; New York and Los Angeles openings: 16 Jun 1978
Production Date:   27 Jun--14 Sep 1977 in Los Angeles, CA
Duration (in mins):   110 or 112
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Cast:   John Travolta (Danny)  
    Olivia Newton-John (Sandy)  
    Stockard Channing (Rizzo)  
    Jeff Conaway (Kenickie)  

Summary:  

Production Company: Allan Carr Enterprises, Inc.  
  Stigwood Group, Ltd.  
Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures Corp. (Gulf & Western Industries, Inc.)
Director: Randal Kleiser (Dir)
Producer: Robert Stigwood (Prod)
  Allan Carr (Prod)
Writer: Bronte Woodard (Scr)
  Allan Carr (Adpt)
Photography: Bill Butler (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Phil Jefferies (Prod des)
Film Editor: John F. Burnett (Ed)
Music: Bill Oakes (Mus supv)
Dance: Patricia Birch (Dances & mus seq stages & choreographed by)
MPAA Rating: PG
Country: United States
Language: English

Music:
Songs:
Composer: Warren Casey
  Jim Jacobs
Source Text: Based on the musical Grease , book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, produced on the Broadway stage by Kenneth Waissman and Maxine Fox, in association with Anthony D'Amato (New York, 14 Feb 1972).
Authors: Jim Jacobs
  Warren Casey
  Kenneth Waissman
  Maxine Fox
  Anthony D'Amato

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Paramount Pictures Corp. 20/10/1978 dd/mm/yyyy PA16189

PCA NO: 25098
Physical Properties: Sd: Dolby System
  col: Metrocolor
  Widescreen/ratio: Panavision

 
Genre: Musical comedy
Sub-Genre: Teenage

Note: Grease was ranked 20th on AFI's list of the 25 Greatest Movie Musicals. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Drama-Logue   26 Mar--1 Apr 1998   p. 25.
Daily Variety   6 Jun 1978   p. 3.
Daily Variety   30 Mar 1998   p. 1, 25.
Daily Variety   22 Jul 1998.   
Daily Variety   6 Jul 2010.   
Hollywood Reporter   6 Jun 1978   p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter   19 Jun 1978.   
Hollywood Reporter   20 Mar 1998   p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter   11 Jun 1998.   
Los Angeles Times   16 Jun 1978   Section IV, p. 30.
Los Angeles Times   29 Jan 1979.   
Los Angeles Times   15 Mar 1998   p. 9.
Los Angeles Herald Examiner   16 Jun 1978   Section B, p. 1, 9.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest   28 Jun 1978   p. 5.
New York Times   16 Jun 1978.   
New Yorker   26 Jun 1978   pp. 90-91.
Newsweek   12 Jun 1978   p. 92.
People   13 Jun 1977   p. 41.
People   8 Aug 1977.   
Premiere   Mar 1998.   
Time   19 Jun 1978   pp. 78-79.
The Times (London)   18 Apr 2000   p. 7.
Variety   30 Jan 1974.   
Variety   14 Sep 1977.   
Variety   16 Nov 1977.   
Variety   22 Mar 1978.   
Variety   31 May 1978.   
Variety   7 Jun 1978   p. 28.
Variety   21 Jun 1978.   

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