Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Grease

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 7pm Saturday in NZ, or 5pm in Sydney, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s the described movie Grease from 1978.

Directed by: Randal Kleiser.

Produced by: Robert Stigwood and Allan Carr.

Screenplay by: Bronte Woodard.

Based on: Grease, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Eve Arden, Frankie Avalon, Joan Blondell, Edd Byrnes, Sid Caesar, Alice Ghostley, Dody Goodman and Sha-Na-Na.

Music by: Michael Gibson.

Cinematography: Bill Butler.

Edited by: John F. Burnett and Robert Pergament.

Production company: Polydor Records.

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.

Release date: 16 June, 1978.

Running time: 110 minutes.

Country: United States.

Language: English.

Budget: $6 million.

Box office: $395 million.

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1971 musical of the same name. in his theatrical feature film debut, the film depicts the lives of greaser Danny Zuko and Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson who develop an attraction for each other.

Released on June 16, 1978, Grease was successful both critically and commercially. 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; also starred John Travolta, and earned the film its lone Oscar nomination for "Hopelessly Devoted to You" which lost the Academy Award for Best Original Song to Donna Summer's "Last Dance" from Thank God It's Friday at the 51st Academy Awards.

A sequel, Grease 2, was released in 1982, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer as a newer class of greasers. Few of the original cast members reprised their roles.

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