Cry-Baby

Cry-Baby

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Director: John Waters

Cast: John Waters, Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell

     
 

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John Waters does a quirky spin on '50s nostalgia in Cry-Baby, his musical homage to Rebel Without a Cause and Romeo and Juliet. Set in Baltimore in 1954 at the birth of rock & roll, the film features Johnny Depp as Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker. Depp is pure charisma as a juvenile delinquent with a permanent tear slithering down his cheek, a reminder ofSee more details below

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John Waters does a quirky spin on '50s nostalgia in Cry-Baby, his musical homage to Rebel Without a Cause and Romeo and Juliet. Set in Baltimore in 1954 at the birth of rock & roll, the film features Johnny Depp as Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker. Depp is pure charisma as a juvenile delinquent with a permanent tear slithering down his cheek, a reminder of his state-executed parents. In the depths of his despair appears goody-goody girl Allison (Amy Locane), who has a sexual crush on Cry-Baby. But Allison's Pat Boone-like boyfriend, Baldwin (Stephen E. Miller), the leader of the squares, is dead set against Cry-Baby and the rest of the juvenile delinquents and leads a revolt against them. In the resultant riot, the juvenile delinquents are blamed for the chaos, and Cry-Baby finds himself dispatched to reform school.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
If the word "mainstream" can even be used in the same sentence with his name, then this slyly funny, high-camp comedy from director John Waters is the Baltimore filmmaker's most mainstream cinematic effort. A zippy film performed with ardor by a talented cast, it's both a spoof of and an homage to the juvenile delinquent dramas of the 1950s that Waters clearly loves. While high on kitsch value and irony, Cry-Baby fails to keep the laughs coming or develop characters sufficiently, so that its energy flags by the conclusion. Waters and the type of film he's gently mocking are acquired tastes, but those with a predilection for both will be delighted by Cry-Baby.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2009
UPC:
0025192044830
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:32:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Depp Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker
Amy Locane Allison Vernon-Williams
Susan Tyrrell Ramona
Polly Bergen Mrs. Vernon-Williams
Ricki Lake Pepper
Iggy Pop Belvedere
Traci Lords Wanda
Kim McGuire Hatchet-Face
Darren E. Burrows Milton
Holter Graham Strip Pokers
Patricia Hearst Wanda's Mother
Paula Herold Actor
Pat Moran Actor
Stephen Mailer Baldwin
Kim Webb Lenora
Alan J. Wendl Toe-Joe
Troy Donahue Hatchet's Father
Mink Stole Hatchet's Mother
Joe Dallesandro Milton's Father
Joey Heatherton Milton's Mother
Willem Dafoe Hateful Guard
Jonathan Benya Snare-Drum
Jessica Raskin Susie-Q
Robert Tyree Dupree
Angie Levroney Dupree's Girl Friend
Drew Ebersole Whiffle #1
Ken Curtis Whiffle #2
Scott Neilson Whiffle #3
Robert Walsh Judge
Jeni Blong Inga
Craig Wallace Cook #1
Phillip Broussard Cook #2
Reggie Davis Cook #3
Nick Fleming Cook #4
Robbie Jones Cook #5
Vivienne Shub Mrs. Tadlock
Robert Marbury Angelic Boy Friend
Skip Spencer Strip Poker #1
Susan Lowe Night Court Parent
Dan Griffiths Snake-eyed Hood
Kirk McEwen Convict #1
Eric Lucas Convict #2
Frank Maldonado Convict #3
Patrick Mitchell Convict
Mary Vivian Pearce Picnic Mother
Steve Aronson Mean Guard
Kelly Goldberg Pepper's Baby
John Blythe Barrymore Voice Only
David Nelson Wanda's Father

Technical Credits
John Waters Director,Screenwriter
Dave Alvin Songwriter
Ray Anthony Songwriter
Dolores Deluxe Art Director
Lori Eastside Choreography
Ray Gilbert Songwriter
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Janice Hampton Editor
Paula Herold Casting
Jery Hewitt Stunts
David Insley Cinematographer
Jim Abrahams Executive Producer
Charles Johnson Songwriter
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects
Karen Koch Production Designer
Leonard Lee Songwriter
Jerry Leiber Songwriter
Bernie Lowe Songwriter
Becky Mancuso Musical Direction/Supervision
Virginia Nichols Set Decoration/Design
Chester Overlock Set Decoration/Design
Vincent Peranio Production Designer
Don Redman Songwriter
Jimmie Rodgers Songwriter
Timothy R. Sexton Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Singleton Songwriter
Van Smith Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup
John David Souther Songwriter
Mike Stoller Songwriter
Rachel Talalay Producer
Patrick Williams Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Vaccination (Main Titles) [4:16]
2. Different Worlds [6:44]
3. Jukebox Jamboree [6:26]
4. Meet the Gang [5:55]
5. One Night of Happiness [3:52]
6. You Got What it Takes [4:33]
7. The King & Queen [4:28]
8. Electricity's in the Air [4:43]
9. Squares vs. Drapes [3:54]
10. Order in the Court [6:20]
11. In the Jailhouse [4:42]
12. Engagement Announced [3:51]
13. Big Trouble [4:06]
14. Jailbreak! [1:50]
15. Pick the Man [5:43]
16. Set Him Free [4:14]
17. Second Chance [4:35]
18. End Titles [5:43]

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