After Olivia Newton-John’s death, Mediaset dedicated her first evening at Italia1 to the actress by broadcasting Grease, the film she released in 1978 with John Travolta at Olympus Hollywood. Based on the musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, the film directed by Randall Kleiser is undoubtedly one of the most successful musicals in the history of cinema.
Grease is also available to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, Tim Vision, and Infinity. And again on Google Play Movies and Apple TV (purchase or rent).
During the summer holidays, Danny met Sandy, a cute Australian girl with whom he has a deep love affair. Back in school, the famous Danny is surprised to find her, who has moved to her small American town with her family. To beat it, Sandy transformed herself, ditching the skinny 1950s dresses, bikinis and high heels.
Initially, the John Travolta part was entrusted to Henry Winkler, Fonzie on Happy Days.
John Travolta’s older sister, Elaine Travolta, appears in the musical as the waitresses at Frozen Palace watch the live broadcast of their high school party on TV.
With a budget of just $6 million, the film grossed over $394 million worldwide.
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