Ultimately, they'll learn that although a great deal has changed since the 1960s, it will always be difficult to be a teenager.

[3] Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best-selling album of the year in the United States, behind the soundtrack of the 1977 blockbuster Saturday Night Fever (which also starred Travolta)[4] and earned an Oscar nomination for "Hopelessly Devoted to You" at the 51st Academy Awards. Classroom discussion can include how characters fit or defy stereotypes and how they unfairly judge those who are different from themselves. The first weekend each July, people gather in the city of Västerås for what organizers claim is the world's biggest gathering of vintage American cars. "[38], Retrospective reviews have generally been positive. Rizzo starts to be laughed at by other girls, and she realizes that she isn't as tough as she seems ("There Are Worse Things I Could Do"). "[35] Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times was negative, writing, "I didn't see 'Grease' onstage, but on the testimony of this strident, cluttered, uninvolving and unattractive movie, it is the '50s—maybe the last innocent decade allowed to us—played back through a grotesquely distorting '70s consciousness.

They serve as the main protagonists of The Outsiders.

greaser (plural greasers) Someone or something that greases (applies grease). Sandy and Danny depart in Greased Lightnin', which takes flight ("Grease").

While the Greasers tried to rebel against societal norms, they created their own norm in doing so. [25] It was re-released in March 1998 for its 20th anniversary where it grossed a further $28 million in the United States and Canada. In the first half of the book, Ponyboy views Dally as extremely… Read More. In its opening weekend, the film grossed $8,941,717 in 862 theaters in the United States and Canada, ranking at number 2 (behind Jaws 2) at the box office for the weekend[19] and with the all-time opening weekend records. Sandy watches from afar, concluding she still loves Danny, and decides to change her attitude and look to impress him; she asks Frenchy for help to achieve this ("Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)"). [1], To date, Grease has grossed $189,969,103 domestically and $206.2 million internationally, totaling $396 million worldwide. [50], In March 2019, it was announced that a prequel, titled Summer Lovin', is currently in development from Paramount Players. He reunites with Sandy and they attempt to go on a date, but their friends crash it, and Kenickie and Rizzo argue and split up. [26], A further re-issue for its 40th anniversary in 2018 grossed $1 million. Before Newton-John was hired, Allan Carr was considering numerous names such as Ann-Margret, Susan Dey and Marie Osmond for the lead role; Newton-John agreed to a reduced asking price in exchange for star billing. Unaware of each other's presence at Rydell, Danny and Sandy recount the events of their brief romance to their respective groups without saying the other's name ("Summer Nights").