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
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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
   The original Pink Lady jackets were black with pink lettering. The Pink Lady jackets are pink satin with black lettering.
   Sandy wears the distinctive '50's poodle skirt in her first scene. Patty Simcox wears the distinctive '50's poodle skirt in her first scene.
   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.
   Marty's long-distance boyfriend is a Marine in Japan named Freddy. Marty's long-distance boyfriend is a Marine in Korea named Bobby.
   Song "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" original lyrics of lines 1 and 2 in the last verse are about Sal Mineo: "No no no, Sal Mineo/ I would never stoop so low" Song "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" lyrics of lines 1 and 2 in the last verse were changed to about Elvis Presley: "Elvis, Elvis, let me be/ Keep that pelvis far from me"
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