What's the Difference between Grease the Play and Grease the Movie?

Musical

Grease

7%
Released: 1972
Playwrite: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Grease

93%
Released: 1978
Director: Randal Kleiser
Characters
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In the Play In the Movie
Danny Zuko
Danny Zuko
Portrayed by: John Travolta
Sandy Dumbrowski
Sandy Olsen
Portrayed by: Olivia Newton-John
Kenickie
Kenickie
Portrayed by: Jeff Conaway
Betty Rizzo
Betty Rizzo
Portrayed by: Stockard Channing
Doody
Doody
Portrayed by: Barry Pearl
Sonny LaTierri
Sonny LaTierri
Portrayed by: Michael Tucci
Roger
Putzie
Portrayed by: Kelly Ward
Frenchy
Frenchy
Portrayed by: Didi Conn
Marty Maraschino
Marty Maraschino
Portrayed by: Dinah Manoff
Miss Lynch
Principal McGee
Portrayed by: Eve Arden
This Character does not appear.
Coach Calhoun
Portrayed by: Sid Caesar
Eugene Florsyck
Eugene Felsnick
Portrayed by: Eddie Deezen
Patty Simcox
Patty Simcox
Portrayed by: Susan Buckner
Cha-Cha Digregorio
Cha-Cha Digregorio
Portrayed by: Annette Charles
Teen Angel
Teen Angel
Portrayed by: Frankie Avalon
Vince Fontaine
Vince Fontaine
Portrayed by: Edd Byrnes
Johnny Casino
Johnny Casino & the Gamblers
Portrayed by: Sha-Na-Na
This Character does not appear.
Leo Balmudo
Portrayed by: Dennis C. Stewart
Betty Rizzo
Betty Rizzo
Portrayed by: Adrienne Barbeau
Grease Play vs Movie
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In the Play In the Movie
   "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)" sung by Sandy has 3 verses with dialogue after the 2nd verse when she makes a phone call to Frenchy. "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)" sung by Sandy has only 2 verses with dialogue after the 1st verse when she speaks to Frenchy in person. The original 2nd verse is not included.
   Cha-Cha gets a dance with Eugene this does not happen
   The show starts at Rydell High, during the Alma Mater The film begins on the beach where Sandy and Danny spend the summer
   This does not happen Danny tries to become a Jock to get Sandy back
   The dialogue contains harsh, but not too frequent, cursing, such as "F-bombs" full s-o-b phrase, sh--, etc. Cursing is removed from dialog, such as Sonny's original "F-in A" became "Friggin A", Marty's full "son-of-a-bit--" became "oh, double doo-doo", etc.
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