Very rare 1997 Re-issue Studio Movie Still 8"x10".Iconic image .Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Jeff Conaway. Released on June 16, 1978, the film was successful both critically and financially at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film of the year. As of 2016, the film remains the highest-grossing movie musical in the United States. Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the U.S., behind the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever, another film starring Travolta. The soundtrack is also the second best-selling album ever released and top-selling soundtrack in history. The film was nominated for one Academy Award for Best Original Song.