Grease 2 (1982)

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Critic Consensus: Grease 2 is undeniably stocked with solid songs and well-choreographed dance sequences, but there's no getting around the fact that it's a blatant retread of its far more entertaining predecessor.

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Given the runaway success of Grease, which became the biggest-grossing movie musical of all time, it was all but inevitable that there would be a sequel, and four years later this follow-up brought a new group of kids back to Rydell High. It's 1961, and Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the tough leader of the Pink Ladies, while Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield) is a clean-cut British exchange student. Michael likes Stephanie, but the Pink Ladies' by-laws prevent her from dating guys who aren't members of the T-Birds, their affiliated male gang. However, when a Zorro-like masked avenger on a motorcycle rescues Stephanie from a gang of ill-mannered toughs, she's eager to get to know the hero with the cool wheels. Any guesses as to who he might be? Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, and Dody Goodman return from the first film as members of the Rydell High faculty, while actual '50s teen icons Tab Hunter and Connie Stevens are on board as new members of the staff; Didi Conn as Frenchy is the only one of the students to appear in both movies. Patricia Birch, who served as choreographer on Grease, made her debut as a director on Grease 2; while she's remained active as a choreographer, she hasn't directed again since.
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PG (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Paramount Home Video

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Cast

Sid Caesar
as Coach Calhoun
Maxwell Caulfield
as Michael Carrington
Michelle Pfeiffer
as Stephanie Zimone
Andy Tennant
as Boy Greaser
Lucinda Dickey
as Girl Greaser
Didi Conn
as Frenchy
Christopher McDonald
as Goose McKenzie
Dody Goodman
as Blanche
Pat Green
as Cycle Lord
Adrian Zmed
as Johnny Nogerilli
Tom Villard
as Boy Greaser
Eve Arden
as Ms. McGee
Tab Hunter
as Mr. Stuart
Leif Green
as Davey Jaworski
Connie Stevens
as Miss Mason
Eddie Deezen
as Eugene
Maureen Teefy
as Sharon Cooper
Peter Frechette
as Lou Di Mucci
Lorna Luft
as Paulette Rebchuck
Steve M. Davison
as Cycle Lord
Alison Price
as Rhonda Ritter
Steve Holladay
as Cycle Lord
Donna King
as Girl Greaser
Liz Sagal
as Sorority Girl
Dick Patterson
as Mr. Spears
Dennis Stewart
as Balmudo
Mike Runyard
as Cycle Lord
Charles McGowan
as Boy Greaser
Vernon Scott
as Henry Dickey
Scott Wilder
as Cycle Lord
Dennis Daniels
as Boy Greaser
Richard Epper
as Cycle Lord
Dallace Winkler
as Girl Greaser
Brad Jeffries
as Preptone
Pamela Adlon
as Dolores Rebchuck
Jean Sagal
as Sorority Girl
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Critic Reviews for Grease 2

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (6)

This movie just recycles Grease, without the stars, without the energy, without the freshness and without the grease.

Full Review… | August 15, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

I don't mean to deny the self-evident second-rateness of the project, just to suggest that it's preferable to the third-rateness that has become the norm in the genre.

Full Review… | August 15, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Grease 2 is the most serendipitous sequel in recent memory. It is an ingratiating, jubilant improvement on a crummy original.

Full Review… | August 15, 2015
Washington Post
Top Critic

Where this film has a decided edge on its predecessor is in the staging and cutting of the musical sequences.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

Sheer energy, a handful of good tunes (including a great theme song from the Four Tops), and some very funny one-liners save the day.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Grease 2 is dizzy and slight, with an even more negligible plot than its predecessor had. This time the story can't even masquerade as an excuse for stringing the songs together.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Grease 2

In an attempt to topple its predecessor, Grease 2 fails to concoct even a remotely decent storyline. The progressive, incoherent plot and faltering chemistry only taints the name of this famed musical. Arguably one the worse, if not, the worst sequel in the history of film. .5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

An unnecessary and silly sequel to musical classic, Grease.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

A horrible sequel to Grease, a classic musical. This one has very silly songs that don't have anything to do with the story. I hate it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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