Grease 2

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

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (21)

  • Unlike Grease's "cool" Rizzo (Stockard Channing), Stephanie doesn't have to be mean to anyone who doesn't fit into her Pink Lady standard. She's just cool, period.

    Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

    Gwen Ihnat

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • The singing, dancing and staging isn't memorable in Grease 2. It's just imaginative and energetic enough to keep you interested. The same can be said for the whole film.

    Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This movie just recycles Grease, without the stars, without the energy, without the freshness and without the grease.

    Aug 15, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 15, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Grease 2 is the most serendipitous sequel in recent memory. It is an ingratiating, jubilant improvement on a crummy original.

    Aug 15, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Where this film has a decided edge on its predecessor is in the staging and cutting of the musical sequences.

    Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Grease 2

  • Feb 03, 2013
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2012
    An unnecessary and silly sequel to musical classic, Grease.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2010
    not as great as the first but still great
    Andreia C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    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 Super Reviewer

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