Several performers from the original GREASE return for the sequel, but not the important ones. Most conspicuously absent is John Travolta, replaced here by Maxwell Caulfield, who can't lift the original greaser's comb. Michelle Pfeiffer (MARRIED TO THE MOB; DANGEROUS LIAISONS) fares
better as Olivia Newton-John's replacement, but the whole movie looks as if it has been slapped together to capitalize on its predecessor's success, and no doubt, it was. The time is 1961, JFK is everybody's favorite President, and life is more or less tranquil (a dull American era suitably
reflected in the dull screenplay), as Caulfield, an English lad, enrolls at good old Rydell High....