The musical film Grease came out in 1978 and it was based on a stage production of the same name. The story goes as follows:
"Sandra 'Sandy' Dee Olson" (Olivia Newton-John) falls in love with "Danny Zuko" (John Travolta) during their summer holidays. When "Sandy's" family moves after the summer, she coincidentally starts attending the same school as "Danny" - and so the love story begins...
After falling desperately in love over the summer holidays, "Sandy" and "Danny" suddenly meet up back at school - "Sandy's" parents just moved to "Danny's" hometown. After a long back and forth, they eventually end up together and their love blossoms.
"Danny" is a member of the 'T-Birds' and falls in love with "Sandy". The two decide to go together to the school dance competition. But the 'T-birds' manage to prevent "Sandy" from coming, so "Danny" has to dance with his ex-girlfriend - and wins! "Sandy" is devastated and "Danny" really wants to win her back and they eventually do end up together and admit their love to each other with the classic song "You're The One That I Want"...
"Sandy" actually comes from Australia and meets "Danny" during the summer holidays. When she moves and suddenly they attend the same school, she is heart-broken because he doesn't want to admit his feelings for her in front of his macho friends... They both change eventually, and grow closer than ever before.
Olivia Newton-John is not only known as an actress, but also as a singer. She was one of the biggest stars of the seventies and eighties. Over the course of her career, she won numerous prizes, including four Grammys and eight American Music Awards. Currently, she is married to John Easterlin and has a daughter.
"Danny" becomes a member of the T-birds. They constantly get involved with love life of "Danny" and "Sandy". "Kenickie", played by Jeff Conaway, is also a Member of the T-birds and he falls in love with "Betty Rizzo". The T-birds prepare for a car race against the rival gang, the "Scorpions". "Kenickie" feels ready for the race, but he gets hit in the head and can't drive, which is why "Danny" races "Grease Lightning" - and WINS.
Jeff Conaway played the role of "Kenickie". He became renowned for his roles in the movies Grease, The Patriot and The Ghost Writer. He celebrated his largest success with the movie Babylon 5. For his role in the sitcom Taxi, he was nominated in 1979 and 1980 for a Golden Globe Award.
In 2011, Conaway died at the age of 61. Apparently, his addiction to painkillers caused his death.
Stockard Channing is a successful television and theatre actress. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, among others. Today, Channing still stars in different TV shows and movies, such as The Good Wife and regularly appears on Broadway as well.
As "Sandy" arrives at "Rydell High", she becomes a member of the "Pink Ladies". Another Member of the group is "Betty Rizzo", which begins flirting with "Kenickie", a member of the 'T-Birds'. "Betty" becomes really worried, because she thinks she's pregnant. At the end of the movie, it turns out she was worried for nothing and all is well between her and "Kenickie".
Not only the film Grease was a success, but especially the original soundtrack. Songs like "Summer Nights" and "You're The One That I Want" made it to the top of the charts. The choreography and the talent of the cast still resonates with so many people all over the world, even today.