Grease

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: 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 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.

Corrected entry: In the pep rally scene where everyone is rushing up to see what Coach Calhoun has to say, you can see a brown-headed girl rush forward, and then you can see a hand reach out and pinch her bottom.

Correction: This is an illusion - the boy is next to the girl, he raises his right hand but it is no where near the girl's bottom, the angle makes it look like he does touch her, also the girl does not react.

eric 64

Corrected entry: Just at the beginning of the Hand Jive dance off, Patty and Marty are standing in front of the big float figure. The hat tips and paper falls on both of them. In the next shot, as Patty is crying, Marty is no longer there, but there are a couple of guys next to Patty attempting to fix it.

Correction: In the background you see Sonny storming away and Marty following him like she's trying to apologize for a fight they just had.

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.

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: 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 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

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: 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.

Krista

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.

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: 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.

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: 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: 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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