+ fun facts you might not have known
Patricia Birch was the dance choreographer for the original Grease (1978). Publicity for this sequel stated that it was the first time a female choreographer had become a film director. This movie was her directorial debut, and her only theatrical film directing credit. She only had 58 days to shoot and had to work with an unfinished script, Which is why Frenchie disappears halfway through the movie. The character was written out halfway through filming and Didi Conn was told she wasn't needed anymore (mess).
Several scenes were cut from the film, including:
-Frenchy trying to help Michael become a "cool rider"
-Michael talking to Stephanie and comforting her after the talent show
-Goose accidentally slamming a door into Rhonda's nose (kept the line tho omg she got a nose job!)
-Davey helping Dolores stuff her bra at the luau so that she can be dating material for him (eww)
-Michael and Stephanie fly off into the sunset on a motorcycle, similar to the ending of "Grease", where Danny and Sandy fly off into the sunset in a car.
The original title was "Son of Grease" and John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were asked to reprise their roles but nothing came of it after the first meeting. The producers changed the title to "Grease 2" and Max Caulfield tried to change it back because he thought "Grease 2" sounded boring.
Jeff Conaway was originally going to have a cameo as the Bowling Alley Manager. The idea was scrapped (boo).
Originally planned to be the second installment in a franchise of four movies and a TV series. Once the movie flopped, plans for a franchise were thrown out.
Like any good leads, Max Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer didn't like each other during filming. Caulfield said they got along "infamously" and Michelle called him "self-adoring". With that face tho, I don't blame him.
Despite all those problems and more, it is still a masterpiece
and that's okay
Tom Cruise auditioned for the role of Johnny Nogerelli. He was too short.
Johnny Nogerelli was originally intended to be the cousin of Danny Zuko from the first film. But Michael was Sandy's cousin, and the writers thought there were too many similarities.
2. Michelle Pfeiffer is adorable as a Pink Lady
strong and independent even with her eighties hair set in the sixties
Michelle Pfeiffer's first starring role
Deborah Harry was asked to play Stephanie Zinone. She declined saying she was too old to play a high school student. Kim Carnes was also offered but declined and Pat Benatar was considered at one point
3. The dancing is great
like you don't do the hand thing listening to Cool Rider. Don't lie.
4. The Songs
Who's That Guy
fun fact: I cried when Michael sings his first line. It was like clouds parted and angels sang to my 10 yr old self I was in love
Let's do it for our Country
all the ladies know what they want and they get it
Judy Garland's daughter in her first movie ladies and gents <3
some serious shit yo
and Max Caulfield's face
~oh Rexy you're so sexy~
This is a great movie and people will deal
what's your fave movie that other people think is awful, ONTD?