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Cry-Baby
- Johnny Depp

Overview - Cult director John Waters goes mainstream -- sort of -- in this send-up of 1950s teen melodramas. Heart-throb Johnny Depp stars in the title role as a glamorous delinquent who heads a gang of hoods known as the Drapes. Trouble starts when Cry-Baby falls for a squeaky clean blonde from a rival group, the Squares.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Cult director John Waters goes mainstream -- sort of -- in this send-up of 1950s teen melodramas. Heart-throb Johnny Depp stars in the title role as a glamorous delinquent who heads a gang of hoods known as the Drapes. Trouble starts when Cry-Baby falls for a squeaky clean blonde from a rival group, the Squares. Their star-crossed romance sets off a rumble between the warring factions and Cry-Baby ends up doing time in reform school. Chock-full of rock 'n roll and Waters' usual cavalcade of eccentric celebrities, including Patty Hearst, Iggy Pop and former porn star Traci Lords.

Cast List

Polly Bergen - American Actress/Singer
Nellie Burgin - American Actress/Singer
Johnny Depp - American Actor - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STR
Traci Lords - American actress,
Nora Kuzma - American actress,
Tracy Lords - American actress,
Traci Elizabeth Lords - American actress,
Iggy Pop - American Rock Performer
James Osterberg - American Rock Performer
Ricki Lake - American Actress
Susan Tyrrell - American actress, FAT CITY, ANGEL (1984)
Amy Locane - American TV/Film Actress
John Waters - Legendary Baltimore-based underground auteur

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 92
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192195327
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: June 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Campus Life
Campy
Cult Film
Romance
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Synopsis:
Wade is the coolest hood in his high school. His ability to shed a single tear drives all the girls wild, including the beautiful square Allison. Unable to resist, she soon finds herself drawn into his world of fast cars and Rockabilly music.

Notes:
Color by DeLuxe. Additional cast: Kim McGuire (Hatchet Face) and Darren E. Burrows (Milton). Additional song performers: "King Cry Baby," "Doin' Time for Bein' Young," "Teardrops are Falling" and "High School Hell Cats" sung by James Intveld; "Sh-Boom" and "Mr. Sandman" sung by Baldwin/Whiffles; "Teenage Prayer" and Please Mr. Jailer" sung by Rachel Sweet; "Cry Baby" sung by the Honey Sisters; "Nosey Jive" sung by Bullmoose Jackson; "Bad Boy and Cherry" performed by the Jive Bombers; I'm So Young" sung by the Students; "Piddly Patter Patter" sung by Nappy Brown; "I'm a Bad Bad Girl" sung by Little Esther; and "Rubber Biscuit" performed by Chips.

Reviews:
"...It's tawdry celebrity on the rampage. Waters revels in it....The wizard of odd still runs amok..." - 04/19/1990 Rolling Stone, p.37


"...Waters embellishes CRY-BABY's endless set-pieces with inimitable touches..." - 04/06/1990 USA Today, p.4D


"...Vintage trivia [turns] into crazily overblown little triumphs..." - 04/06/1990 New York Times, p.C10


"[A] jailhouse-rockin' tribute to '50s juvie movies..." - 07/15/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.58


"[I]ts charm derives from a palpable affection for the Elvis-era mores it's sending up." - 01/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.87-88


4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a triumphant retooling of Waters' trash aesthetic for the multiplex." - 09/01/2011 Total Film

 
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