Grease was a huge hit when it came out in and has since become an American classic. But when the movie was being filmed in , no one knew they were making what would become the highest-grossing American movie musical of the 20th century, including leads John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John , who weren't the initial choices to play high school sweethearts Danny and Sandy. You say 'Sandy and Danny' and people instantly know what you're talking about. However, the road to creating the now-classic movie was not an easy one — the right actors had to be found for each part, filming had to be accomplished in difficult conditions, songs were added to and removed from the film and personal dramas were confronted.
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It's been 40 years since Grease took over the world in , cementing it as one of the biggest and most loved musicals of all time. But what have the students of Rydell High been up to since then? Grab your T-bird jacket and let's find out Easily the biggest star to come from Grease , John had his breakthrough role with Saturday Night Fever the year before and continued his hot streak with Grease as hunk Danny. Since then, he has become one of Hollywood's biggest stars. A couple of years ago, he reunited with Olivia Newton-John for a Christmas album, and they have since teamed up for a mini Grease reunion. She went on to have more pop success with songs such as 'Physical', and has been touring ever since. She played shows as part of her Las Vegas residency from to
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Grease is a American musical romantic comedy film based on the musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Written by Bronte Woodard  and directed by Randal Kleiser 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, , Grease was successful both critically and commercially, becoming the highest-grossing musical film ever at the time. In , the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Launching the franchise of the same name , a sequel, Grease 2 , was released in , starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer as a newer class of greasers. Few of the original cast members reprised their roles. In the summer of , local boy Danny Zuko and vacationing Sandy Olsson meet at the beach and fall in love. When summer comes to an end, Sandy—who is going back to Australia—frets that they may never meet again, but Danny tells her this is "only the beginning. After Sandy's parents decide not to return to Australia, she enrolls at Rydell and befriends Frenchy, who is planning to drop out of school to become a beautician.