Corrected entry: In the dance-off scene, 'Crater Face' is standing between Doody and Putzie and talking to then in a friendly fashion. If they were enemies as the film suggests, surely they would want to avoid each other?

Correction: I've watched the whole dance sequence several times and can't find this scene anywhere. Unless you have a timecode or something, this entry should be deleted.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: After Sonny is reprimanded by the principal for being late to class, he and the T-Birds run into Eugene on the stairs. Eugene is strolling along with his briefcase and doesn't appear to have any kind of pass or note that would indicate that he's on an errand for a teacher. So what's a goody-goody like him doing wandering the halls after class has started?


Correction: Eugene is holding papers and heading in the direction of the front office, he is most likely running and errand for his home-room teacher. A "goody-goody" would be the number one choice of teachers to do this.

Corrected entry: In the 'Summer Nights' song, around the line where Sandy sings 'just turned 18', you can see Chacha singing in the group just behind her, but we are told later that Chacha goes to St.Bernadettes, not Rydell High, so why would she be there?

Correction: That is not Cha Cha. That girl is seen several other times including in the dance scene, so it could not be Cha Cha.

Corrected entry: When Sandy is singing the "Hopelessly Devoted to You" song when she see's Danny's reflection in the pond you can see him crouching behind a tree to make the image in the pond.

Correction: It is not a real image, it is super-imposed. What you see by the tree is a pink flamingo.

William Bergquist

Corrected entry: All of the characters (except Sandy) speak with various kinds of New York accents, some of them very harsh, even though the movie is set in Los Angeles (or at least the west coast. Those big drainage gullies they had the race in don't exist anywhere near New York). You'll find New Yorkers anywhere, but that many in one place 3,000 miles away from home?

Correction: Many people did fake New York accents then. It was just the 'cool' thing to do, something to make people seem tougher than they were. Notice how Danny completely loses the accent when he meets Sandy at the pep rally, then recovers it to look cooler in front of the guys.

Corrected entry: When the principal is saying her last farewells to the students, notice what everyone is wearing. In the carnival that immediately follows the last class, these characters are wearing different clothes. I think it is unlikely that all would bring a change of clothes.

Correction: At my high school, we also had a carnival in town and the graduating seniors were given free passes before the carnival opened to the public. It was a tradition that seniors would bring a change of clothing to be more comfortable than the school's uniform code allowed. They were allowed to leave early that day, and that allowed time for everyone to jam up the bathrooms and locker rooms changing.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when Sandy and Danny are dancing, she is wearing the all black outfit, with the black heels. but at one moment when Sandy jumps in from one side of the screen and Danny jumps in from the other side (I think they're singing "wop wop a lop a bim bam boom"), You can see Sandy is bare-footed.

Correction: She's holding her shoes in her hands. Can't make a jump like that on grass wearing candies. not a mistake, something a high schooler would really do.

Debby Kelly

Corrected entry: On the widescreen DVD version, there are sporadic shots in the dance-off gym scene when the windows are shown and it is revealed that it was light outside. I'm not exactly a guru on school dance times, but aren't they usually at night?

Correction: The dance could've started when it was still light out. Besides, when they show Rizzo,the guy and the other girl arrive, it's light out

Corrected entry: During the "Beauty School Dropout" sequence, pay attention to Marty when she's singing. She appears to be bored and isn't mouthing some of the words.

Correction: Can't see how that is a mistake - so she's bored. Not a big deal. It could be part of her character.

Corrected entry: Rydell manages to have cheerleading tryouts and student council elections in the first few days in the fall of their senior year. No high school does that. Both of those activities are done in the last few weeks of the students' junior year to allow for cheer camp and such.

Correction: Grease was supposed to be taking place in the 1950's, I'm sure cheerleaders did not start attending Cheer Camps until the 80's or 90's.

Corrected entry: Why does Frenchie have a TV in her bedroom? Only really rich people had multiple televisions in the 1950's. (00:25:05)

Correction: Perhaps Frenchy had moved the main TV from the living room into her bedroom.

Corrected entry: When the cameraman says, "All right, get it!" during the performance of "Born to Hand Jive" at the National Dance Off, his mouth doesn't move.

Correction: The cameraman didn't say "All right, get it", Bowser did. It was his voice you hear.

Corrected entry: When Danny and Sandy are in the Shake Shack during "You're the One That I Want", you can see students hanging on the bars on the window. But when we see a close up of Danny and Sandy, there are no students visible near the windows.

Correction: Assuming you mean just before they enter the shake shack (because no students are hanging on bars whilst in the shake shack), when students are hanging on the window bars as if in jail, watch the colors on the wall closely when the camera zooms in on Danny and Sandy. Those shots are shot higher up than the students would now be that they have dropped down to do their "hand dancing", so you would not be able to see them.

Corrected entry: During the cafeteria scene in the beginning, Patty comes along and Frenchy rests her head on her left hand with her elbow on the table. The shot changes after Rizzo says "It's the biggest thrill of my life" and Frenchy's head is instantly no longer resting on her hand, and her elbow is off the table.

Movie_Freak 1

Correction: During the moment the camera cut to Rizzo saying her line, Frenchy could have easily moved her hand. It takes only a second.


Corrected entry: During the dream car dance sequence, look at the many wires guiding the engine as it is lowered into the car with Danny riding on it. Also, notice the size of the white hook and chain. In the next shot, when the engine is in place and the chain is going up, it is a much smaller hook and the chain jumps around like a plastic prop.

Correction: Like you said. A dream sequence. They were imagining what the car would look like. Nothing they showed in the song sequence actually took place.


Corrected entry: During the race at thunder road just before the car that Danny is driving leaps he drives through a puddle splashing the camera lens.

Correction: Having water splash onto the lens could well be intentional by the director (and therefore not a mistake). The concept is known as 'breaking the fourth wall', and is sometimes used to help bring the audience into the action.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Kenickie is first shown, he has two charms on his necklace. One is a small square one, the other is a star inside a circle. The camera cuts to Zuko, then when it cuts back to Kenickie, the square charm is gone. It reappears in a couple of scenes later in the movie, then disappears again.

Correction: The smaller charm is hidden behind the star in the circle charm, whenever two charms are worn on the same necklace, one is normally behind the other unless spacers are used.

Corrected entry: Henry Winkler and Marie Osmond were the first choices to play Danny and Sandy. Winkler turned down the role to avoid being typecast, as he was better known as the Fonz (from the TV show "Happy Days"), a character known for wearing a black leather jacket; Osmond declined for "moral reasons," probably due to her strong Mormon beliefs.

Correction: The part about Henry Winkler was right, but Marie Osmond later apologized and admitted that she had never actually been offered the part.

Corrected entry: When Kenickie and Danny are outside the Ice Cream Parlour and the Scorpions come driving up the road recklessly, Kenickie takes his cigarette out of his mouth and mouths something. In the next shot he does exactly the same thing but says 'Those Scorpions are asking for it.'

Correction: Kenickie could have said something else to Danny, we didn't hear it so we don't know.

Corrected entry: I would love to know how in the short time they were all singing "We go together", Putzie and Doody managed to get on and off a ride.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: It's not a realistic sequence. They're all singing and dancing and lots of things are going on. To underscore that it's not realistic, the car that Sandy and Danny are in FLIES at the end. Suspend your disbelief for a second and have some fun.

K.C. Sierra

Revealing mistake: In the soda shop, the waitress turns off the lights with her elbow because her hands are full, but she misses the light switch by 6 inches. (00:55:10)

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Question: I can't understand why Sonny hauled Sandy off the dance floor during the dance finale. Sure Sonny was a bit of a jerk, but he idolized Danny and would never disrespect him. Also there was nothing to suggest that he and Cha-Cha were friends. I never truly understood.

Gavin Jackson

Answer: Watched that scene again now and I just think it was poor writing (in what's still a classic film regardless). How none of the judges noticed that Cha Cha took another girl's (Sandy's) place even after she'd already been "tapped out" is another huge plot hole. Plus a lot of people in America were watching the dance on TV and it's not mentioned by anyone after this scene. 35 years later and that scene still bugs me (haha).

Answer: I agree it plays a bit strange, but I always chalked it up to Sonny wanting Danny to win the dance competition and Sandy, although not bad, admits she's not on Danny's level, while Cha-cha is "the best dancer at St. Bernadette."

Also, he was drinking and upset so not thinking.

Answer: He's fall-down drunk, that's why. He's drinking during the entire dance.


Answer: It was because they were going to moon the cameras, they didn't want to embarrass Sandy since she would've been offended if it happened when she and Danny were dancing.

Answer: When he's pulling Sandy away he is also yelling to Danny "Go! Go! Go!" So I was also wondering like if Cha-Cha told him to do that and they just failed to add that into the scene.

Chosen answer: It's so Cha-Cha can go with Danny. You can see Cha-Cha giving Danny the eye. So Sonny took Sandy away for Cha-Cha's benefit.

Answer: Because in real life Olivia was late for work, as a result Annette had to take Olivia's place because she was her understudy.

Answer: He is so upset about Marty liking Ed Byrnes, he just drinks all night.

Answer: I think it was because Sonny was drunk and wanted Sandy to talk to Marty for him since she dumped him for Vince Fontaine at the beginning of the dance.

Answer: It's a terrible moment in the story because it exposes Danny as being thoughtless. After already burning Sandy once (at the pep rally) you'd think he'd be mindful of not doing it again. This time, though, he humiliates her in front of the entire school, as well as on television. Unsure how Sandy's sitting with him in the next scene at the drive-in only slightly miffed. Imagine how this plays as a story to their children: "Hey, kids, did I ever tell you about how your dad embarrassed me in front of everybody?" I guess it's meant to be partly motivation for Sandy to change her image and outlook in order to keep Danny, but it's a terrible message (even back then). She's nothing but thoughtful and considerate, and Danny repeatedly treats her badly, but she decides she needs to reinvent herself. (Danny's makeover doesn't count given it lasts about three minutes.) It would've been better had Danny and Sandy came second because of Sandy's dancing, and that could've played on her mind.

Answer: Well my theory is maybe since Sonny wants a girl, Cha-Cha promised him a date with a girl if he agreed to her plan.

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