Cry-BabyDirector: John Waters
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.
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Cast & Crew
|Johnny Depp||Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker|
|Amy Locane||Allison Vernon-Williams|
|Polly Bergen||Mrs. Vernon-Williams|
|Darren E. Burrows||Milton|
|Holter Graham||Strip Pokers|
|Patricia Hearst||Wanda's Mother|
|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|
|Angie Levroney||Dupree's Girl Friend|
|Drew Ebersole||Whiffle #1|
|Ken Curtis||Whiffle #2|
|Scott Neilson||Whiffle #3|
|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|
|Mary Vivian Pearce||Picnic Mother|
|Steve Aronson||Mean Guard|
|Kelly Goldberg||Pepper's Baby|
|John Blythe Barrymore||Voice Only|
|David Nelson||Wanda's Father|
|Dolores Deluxe||Art Director|
|Brian Grazer||Executive Producer|
|Jim Abrahams||Executive Producer|
|Steve Kirshoff||Special Effects|
|Karen Koch||Production Designer|
|Becky Mancuso||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Virginia Nichols||Set Decoration/Design|
|Chester Overlock||Set Decoration/Design|
|Vincent Peranio||Production Designer|
|Timothy R. Sexton||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Van Smith||Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup|
|John David Souther||Songwriter|
|Patrick Williams||Score Composer|
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I don't know why this movie was not included in the "Very Crudely Yours, John Waters" Boxed Set, but it is ridiculous that it isn't. Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Iggy Pop. This is a very entertaining fair on the same level as the original Hairspray. Do yourself a favor and watch it.
Wow such a good movie me and my bestfriend we just love this movie i mean who wouldn't ? its the best and the movie seems like the 50's all over again! nice movie! really nice!!!
this movie is the best omg it makes u loough so hard and johnny depp omg he looks so hot well he looks hot in all his movies.U have to watch this movie
Though this movie has been silently looked over by most of the general public, it is a wonderful gem of a film. John Waters managed to make two great musical comedies from around the period of 1988-1990 - Cry Baby and Hairspray. I first watched both movies when I was 4 years old (this was probably right when the movies were released to video sometime in 1990 or 1991) and now I'm 20 and still love them. I remember going to a party when I was 4 and met Ricki Lake. My mom told me that I followed Ricki Lake around the whole party talking about Cry Baby and Hairspray, and she was very surprised and thought it was cute at the same time. It's cool to read that other kids (even younger than me) have taken a liking to this great film. I can't believe it's now on dvd.. I had no idea until just before writing this review! Hooray!
Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is a boy whose parents were executed for bombing different places using the alphabet as an order of bombing. Alison is a “square” but has a crush on “Cry-Baby”. Although her boyfriend is completely set on ruining any kind of relationship that Allison and Wade could possibly have. Johnny Depp plays the part of “Cry-Baby”. He is extremely HOTT! Wade is called Cry-Baby because when his parents were executed he tattooed himself a permanent tear under his eye. This movie was great and you get to hear Johnny Depp sing, and he is honestly pretty good! It was a good movie.
This is one of the best movies i have ever seen. Im loving the whole singing scene. I love all the song they sing in it. I cannot get enough of the whole movie it simply puts me in awe. The whole "bad boy" role of Crybaby Walker falling in love with the "square" of Allison brings it all in together! Amazing movie i must say!
is a REALY!! Good movie, 5 thumbs up!
best movie i have ever seen. its so good i watch it all the time. i love johnny depp hes amazing i love him.
This movie should be seen by everyone because its so great!
I love this Movie it has to be one of Johnny Deep's best movies. I don't know why you wouldn't like this movie.
Crybaby is one of those movies I love sqares vs drapes Allison the good girl becomes a drape and has Crybaby Wade Walker Now she's cool and loves hot king crybaby This is a funny musical roamntic movie for anyone who loves Johnney Deep
I LOVE THE MOVIE B/C ITS ABOUT TRUE LOVE FINDING THEM SELF IN TWO DIFFRENT SIDES OF THE SAME TOWN. PLUS THERE PARENTS ARE NOT EVEN ALIVE TO SEE THEM SO MUCH.
This movie was funny, cute, sexy, and most of all, I absolutely love the soundtrack! If you are a Johnny Depp fan (Like I am!) I highly recommend you watch this. Johnny Depp does an incredible job playing as a sexy bad boy!
The first time I saw this movie (6 yrs. old) I fell in love with it. Now I'm 16 yrs. old and still love watching the movies. I even know all the songs. That's how much I love this movie
Cry-Baby is the best movie ever. It has the traditional plot, the good girl in love with the bad boy. Johnny Depp was great in this movie, very hot!! I watched the movie when I was five years old and fell in love with it, and now I am 15 years old and its still my favorite movie!!