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Grease 2 (1982)

An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

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Patricia Birch

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Ken Finkleman, Jim Jacobs (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxwell Caulfield ... Michael
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Stephanie
Lorna Luft ... Paulette
Maureen Teefy ... Sharon
Alison Price Alison Price ... Rhonda
Pamela Adlon ... Dolores (as Pamela Segall)
Adrian Zmed ... Nogerelli
Peter Frechette ... DiMucci
Christopher McDonald ... Goose
Leif Green ... Davey
Didi Conn ... Frenchy
Eve Arden ... Miss McGee
Sid Caesar ... Coach Calhoun
Dody Goodman ... Blanche
Tab Hunter ... Mr. Stuart
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Storyline

Two years after the life-altering events in Grease (1978), there's a new kid in Rydell High: the straight-laced English student and Sandy's cousin, Michael. As Stephanie, the foxy blonde leader of the Pink Ladies, decides to break up with Johnny, the rebellious head of the T-Birds gang, before long, she will start taking an interest in him; however, Stephanie still wants her men dangerous. Now, to make an impression and win the girl's heart, Michael needs to up his game; learn how to ride a motorcycle, and transform himself into Stephanie's hot leather-clad fantasy. Is he up to the task? Written by Nick Riganas

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Grease is still the word! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Grease See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,645,411, 13 June 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,171,476
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title "Grease" refers to the Greasers that the show focuses on; specifically the T-Birds, who all grease their hair. The greaser subculture may have emerged in the post-World War II era among the motorcycle clubs and gangs of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The original greasers were aligned by a feeling of disillusion with American popular culture, either through a lack of economic opportunity in spite of the post-war boom or a marginalization enacted by the general domestic shift towards homogeneity. Most were male, often ethnic and working-class, and held interest in hotrod culture or motorcycling, (which explains the "Greased Lightning" number in Grease 1, and the "Cool Riders" number in Grease 2). A handful of middle class youth were drawn to the subculture for its rebellious attitude. This explains the rebellious attitudes of the T-birds and their female counterparts the Pink Ladies in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Eddie Deezen returns as Eugene. However, in the first movie (set two years earlier), Eugene was portrayed as being a senior. Yet, here he's still portrayed as a high school student. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Nogerelli: That jacket you're wearing is T-Bird property. You want to leave the party, leave the jacket at the door.
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Alternate Versions

In the film, after Stephanie wins the contest, it goes on to show the steakout in the final scene. Originally, there were a few minutes dedicated to a scene in which Micheal(believed to be dead in his alter ego, by Stephanie) comes out on stage as Stephanie is exiting the stage, unbeknowst to her that he is the cool rider and he is alive. He attempts to ask her what's wrong and she storms past him and runs off crying, then it cuts to the stakeout. See more »

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Soundtracks

Back to School Again
Music by Louis St. Louis
Lyrics by Howard Greenfield
Performed by The Four Tops
Horn arrangements by Andy Huson
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The producers did not care!
29 August 2001 | by kenandrafSee all my reviews

Film was made with little love with the goal being to cash in on unsuspecting original GREASE movie fans.The idea was ok but the movie was dne so carelessly.The directing,screenplay,script,music and choreography was all poor.Too bad because the movie could realy be enjoyed more due to it's great setting and genre.The lead actors did their best but to no fault of theirs,they could not save this debacle.The movie will still be enjoyed by big high school life genre fans and big fans of the lead actors although they will be swallowing a lot of bad sequences just to justify their fanatisism......


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