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Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical | 6 April 1990 (USA)
In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cry-Baby
... Allison Vernon-Williams
... Ramona Rickettes
... Mrs. Vernon-Williams
... Belvedere Rickettes
... Pepper Walker
... Wanda Woodward
... Mona 'Hatchet-Face' Malnorowski
... Milton Hackett
... Baldwin
... Lenora Frigid
Alan J. Wendl ... Toe-Joe
... Hatchet's Father
... Hatchet's Mother
... Milton's Father
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Storyline

Allison is a "square" good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for Cry-Baby Walker, a Greaser (or "Drape" in John Waters parlance). Spoofing Elvis movies and Juvenile Delinquency scare films of the '50s, this movie follows the adventures of Cry-Baby who, though he is sent to juvie, is determined to cross class (and taste) boundaries to get Allison back. Written by Linda (& Moo)

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Taglines:

Too young to be square... Too tough to be shocked... Too late to be saved See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beksa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,266,343
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original musical director of this film was Al Kooper. When he was dismissed from the movie, he was replaced by Dave Alvin. See more »

Goofs

In the courtroom, when the tire on Hatchet-Face's mothers "iron lung" blows out, you can see a cigarette-butt on the floor right next to the wheel, and when it cuts back to the main shot, her father throws the cigarette to the floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wanda's mother: Hi Kids. Remember, always look both ways before crossing.
Wanda: [embarassed] Mother!
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Crazy Credits

The film begins with an old-fashioned 50's style Universal logo. It's also accompanied by 50's doo-wop music. A stage curtain opens up the movie. See more »

Connections

Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

SH BOOM
Written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd McRae (as Floyd F. McRae) and James Edwards
Performed by Gerry Beckley, Timothy B. Schmit and Andrew Gold
Produced by John Boylan
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Brill!
16 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on TV and then just HAD to get it on video. It's a brilliant send-up of the Grease story and Johnny Depp is perfectly cast in the James Dean-type role as a juvinile dilinquent who falls for a square. It's very funny and all the songs are great! Turn up the volume especially on 'Cry Baby'!


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