The movie that catapulted John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John to international stardom. Olivia was 29 when she made this film while John was 23 but their characters as Sandy and Danny are high school kids. Olivia was such a sweetheart while John was dashing!
Summer Nights presents two sides of the story: that of a love struck sweet girl who’s thrilled to tell about her encounter with her summer love and that of a cool high school boy who pretends that his date is just a summer fling.
The movie was released in 1978 yet we could still relate to present times how men and women view a relationship. For a man, a summer love could just be a summer love; one that will end as soon as school begins. For a woman, a summer love could be the beginning of a good romance.