Cry Baby (1990)
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|Cry-baby has the talent to shed one tear and have the girls screaming. He has a gang of hoodlums as his circle of friends. Allson is a rich girl who is falling for cry-baby. This is a very strange musical with a variety of weird characters.|
"One of Waters' most accessible oddities. Scott Weinberg, EFILMCRITIC.COM
Editor's NoteCult 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 & Crew
|David Insley - Cinematographer|
|Janice Hampton - Editor|
|John Waters - Director|
|John Waters - Writer|
|Patrick Williams - Musical Score|
|Vincent Peranio - Production Designer|
Plot SummaryWade 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.