Grease

Grease (1978)

45 corrected entries

Corrected entry: In the beginning credits, they spell Frenchie with an "ie" but at the end credits, they spell it with a "y".

Correction: Frenchy (which is the correct spelling of her name) is spelled with a "y" in the opening and closing credits.

Corrected entry: During "Sandra Dee", Frenchy's hair is in rollers and a hairnet, then her hair is down when she and the others are turned on their stomachs. At the end, when Sandy comes out of the bathroom, her hair is back in rollers and a hairnet.

MaryP

Correction: Frenchy's hair is never down during "Sandra Dee, " she's wearing a wig like the rest of the girls.

Corrected entry: During the race at Thunder Road, the cars go up onto the slope where Sandy is sitting, but she cannot be seen at any time during the race scene. She suddenly appears out of nowhere.

Correction: Sandy is not sitting on the race track. She is sitting on the other side of the start bridge. You can tell she was not on the track because the stopped grease lightening car front is facing her. Also when they shoot out she is sitting getting her shoe on and all the parked cars are in view. They did not race past people's cars.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Danny and Sandy rush into the diner, Sandy has a white cardigan draped over her shoulders which she places on the back of her chair. However, when they both leave in a rush she doesn't pick the cardigan up and you cannot see it either on the chair or on the floor.

Correction: She takes the cardigan with her. You can see it in her hand when she leaves.

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: In the beginning animated sequence, when Rizzo takes off her top, the long neck in the mirror suddenly disappears altogether.

Movie_Freak 1

Correction: The reason why Rizzo's long neck disappears is precisely what is meant to happen. The long neck is a joke about Rizzo and that is why it disappears.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the T-Birds pull up at Frenchy's the night of the slumber party, the front porch is all along the front of the house & there is nothing in the yard. But when Sandy goes outside and is singing Hopelessly Devoted, it's a small little corner porch and there is a swimming pool in the yard.

mo817

Correction: Sandy goes out onto the BACK porch to sing, not the front porch, that's why they look totally different. That's where you'd also be most likely to find a small swimming pool and I can't imagine Sandy wanting to go out onto the front in her nightgown in the middle of the night.

romaaron

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.

SAZOO1975

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.

SAZOO1975

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

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: When Sandy is in her cheerleading outfit, her hair is pulled back at the top of her head in a ponytail. The ponytail is very long. Yet, in the rest of the movie, her hair is short.

Correction: Actually, every time her hair is up in a ponytail (like in the drive-in scene), it is long - fashion at the time included clip-in extensions, so this is realistic.

Corrected entry: In "Greased Lightning," when John Travolta is lifted up by a chain to get the motor, he has no leather jacket; when he comes back down with the motor, he now has his T Bird jacket back ont that he threw off earlier.

Correction: "Greased Lightning" is a fantasy sequence, which like dream sequences, are not bound by the standard laws of convention.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: At the race, Frenchy is heard asking Marty the question, "What did she give him?" but her mouth isn't moving- in fact, its chewing gum. A common misconception is that Jan is saying this line and not Frenchy, but the voice sounds exactly like Frenchy's and not at all like Jan's.

Movie_Freak 1

Correction: If you watch this scene on the DVD widescreen version, you actually see Jan ask Marty this question. Even though it may sound like Frenchie's voice, you can't argue with what's on the screen.

Corrected entry: During "We Go Together" when John Travolta jumps into the shot from the right, followed by Olivia from the left, you can see that Olivia has removed her high heels to jump into the shot. The shoes are on in the previous shot and in the following shot.

Correction: No they aren't. She is holding them in her hands as they are running off, which is the very next shot after she jumps into the scene, and after she and Danny run off, you don't see her again until they are driving off in the car, and then you don't see her feet at all.

Corrected entry: How is it possible that Cha-Cha and Danny win the dance contest when Danny and Sandy were the only pair left on the floor? Yet nobody noticed the switch?

Correction: The principal does notice. But it doesn't matter, they're still the best dance couple according the judges.

CocoCami

Corrected entry: When Rizzo is shuffling her cards on the first day of school, during the announcements, you can see the string through the cards that keep them together.

Correction: So Rizzo uses a fake deck, where's the mistake there?

Corrected entry: During 'You're The One That I Want,' Danny falls at the feet of Sandy. When he gets up, you can see dirt on Danny's black shirt, but when they go into the funhouse, the dirt disappears.

Correction: The dirt was probably brushed off before he got into the funhouse.

Corrected entry: A lot of the songs that are played at the dance are songs that are in the stage version but weren't included as "character" songs in the film. For instance, the song Danny sings along to at the dance, "Those Magic Changes", is sung by Sonny in the stage version.

Correction: 'Those Magic Changes' is actually sung by Doody in the stage version.

Corrected entry: In the drive-in scene, just after Sandy has rejected Danny and slammed the car door into his privates, look very closely at the car door. At the end of the movie, we see the car is a bright red colour which is covered with lots of dust during the rest of the movie. In this series of shots you can see 'John's' written into the dust (using a finger, obviously) on the car door, obviously referring to John Travolta. This is best seen in the digitally remastered version.

Correction: This is not exactly a mistake. True it is oddly coincidental that the name John would be written, but it is possible that someone at the drive-in signed their name in the dust.

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: In the last song there is a shot over the fairground which shows a spinning rotor cage full of people. Back on the ground two seconds later the rotor cage is clearly visible in the background and obviously empty.

Correction: "We Go Together" is a montage of the carnival, not a true-to-the-minute depiction of time. (As evidenced by Jan and Doody "jumping" onto one of the rides and back off within a matter of seconds.) However, even with that, the rotor cage has time to land and empty between shots.

CocoCami

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: Kenickie was supposed to sing the 'Grease Lightening' song but John Travolta was given the part because he wanted it.

Correction: Actually, they were both supposed to sing it, and I believe Kenickie did sing more in the play because on the Grease soundtrack, it says that "Greased Lightning" is sung by both of them.

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

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?

Krista

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 Beauty School Dropout song, Rizzo, Jan and Marty are part of the singers. Toward the end of the song, while holding a long note, Rizzo stops singing and looks away, then starts singing again.

Correction: This is a guilty reaction to a line in the song, "Get off the pot." It's subtle, but definitely meant to happen, and not a mistake.

Corrected entry: At the climax to the drag race, when Danny jumps the puddle and takes the lead, as his car hits the pavement in slow-motion, you can see that the car literally falls apart (the bumpers fall off and the hood pops open). In the next shot, the car's in perfect shape again.

Correction: The only thing that happened was the hood and trunk popped up - they could of easily went back into place without anybody fixing it.

Corrected entry: At the Pink Lady sleep over, Frenchy tries to pierce Sandy's ears. She does one ear, and says it bleeds, but when Sandy comes out of the bathroom, both her earlobes are normal. If Frenchy really had made a hole in her ear, it would have been all red.

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Correction: After Frenchy got out of the bathroom she said she only did one ear and she got sick, and when she started to pierce it in her bedroom, she started with the right ear. When Sandy steps out of the bathroom, you only see her left ear, which wouldn't be pierced.

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: In the Greased Lightning scene when Danny starts singing he throws his jacket behind him and you can see it land on top of a cupboard behind him. When they all go behind the car you can see the same cupboard but the jacket isn't on top of it.

Correction: It gradually slipped off the cabinet as they were going behind the car.

Vernon Gilmore

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: In the ice cream parlor, when Danny is sitting with his friends and Sandy is on the upper level, eating with Tom, Rizzo comes by, and says "Somebody snaking you, Danny?" She glances and nods her head to the right, but Sandy and Tom are in plain sight over her left shoulder.

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Krista

Correction: She was nodding her head up towards the higher level of the shop becaues that is where Sandy and Tom are sitting. This isn't a mistake just because she doesn't nod directly at Sandy.

Emily

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: Why does Frenchie have a TV in her bedroom? Only really rich people had multiple televisions in the 1950's.

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

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: The first day of school the Principal invites everyone to the pep rally coming up. After the Pep rally that week all the Pink Ladies and Sandy go to Frenchie's for a party. At this party is when Rizzo leaves and her and Kenickie have their "accident." Yet Rizzo doesn't find out until the carnival at the end of the school year that she's not pregnant. That would have been one heck of a first trimester...

Correction: It is safe to assume that Rizzo and Kenickie had been dating throughout the entire school year.

Corrected entry: In the end during "We Go Together", there is a scene where Sandy jumps towards Danny and she doesn't have her red Candies shoes on.

Correction: She's holding them in her hands.

Corrected entry: In the dance scene at the school, Doody can't dance with Frenchy and apparently Jan has trouble dancing as well, but later on nobody seems to be having any trouble dancing.

Correction: Jan can dance. The problem Putzy has is that Jan wants to lead all the time.

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