Corrected entry: In the beginning credits, they spell Frenchie with an "ie" but at the end credits, they spell it with a "y".
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Corrected entry: Why does Frenchie have a TV in her bedroom? Only really rich people had multiple televisions in the 1950'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...
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.
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.