Cry-Baby

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Released 1990

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Director:
John Waters
Released:
1990
Rating:
PG-13
Cry-Baby is a teen musical parody film written and directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp and Amy Locane. It was released in 1990 and distributed by Universal Pictures. Set in 1954, Cry-Baby takes place in Baltimore, Maryland where the Drapes, a teen gang, spend most of their time causing trouble and upsetting the Squares, the preppy do-gooders. Wade Walker (Johnny Depp), otherwise known as Cry-Baby, leads the Drapes and is considered a King among men by all the girls around him. Cry-Baby's close friends and family are a misfit group made up of familiar faces such as Ricki Lake as Pepper Walker, Iggy Pop as Belvedere Rickettes, and Kim McGuire as Hatchet-Face. Delinquent Cry-Baby meets Square Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane) and, despite their different backgrounds, the two teenagers fall madly in love. Cry-Baby and Allison find that it's hard to be accepted by each others' conflicting social groups and the two struggle to stay together while everyone else tries to rip them apart. The result is part teen romance, part musical parody, and part pure genius. In 2007, Cry-Baby was adapted as a musical for the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California.moreless
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Parody & Spoof, Musicals