Cry Baby
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: John Waters
  • Written by: John Waters
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Susan Tyrrell, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords

Baltimore, 1954, and droolsome drape Depp's across-the-tracks romance with once prim Square gal Locane is the catalyst for open warfare between the town's teen factions, but love is to prove itself stronger than prison bars. Boasting the usual theoretical trash casting (Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Patty Hearst, Iggy Pop), lapsed sleaze merchant Waters' most mainstream effort to date is an exuberant and knowing satire on 50s juvenile delinquency movies.

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