too 80's?/••••Olivia Newton-John, Sandy to John Travolta's Danny in the film version of Grease. Jeff Conaway, Stockard Channing, DeeDee Cohn, Frankie Avalon made a cameo appearance, Eve Arden, Edd Burns, Chita Rivera
How Grease Beat the Odds and Became the Biggest Movie Musical of the 20th Century
Despite a modest budget, indifferent studio, and several unproven twentysomethings playing teenagers, the film became a national phenomenon, launching John Travolta along with it. As Fox preps a for-TV revival, Michael Callahan looks at what made Grease lightning in a bottle.