Cry Baby

1990

Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Eisenhower is President, Rock n' Roll is king, and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the baddest hood in his high school.

Johnny Depp heads up a supercool cast as the irresistible bad boy whose amazing ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild - especially Allison Vernon-Williams, a rich, beautiful "square" who find herself uncontrollably drawn to the dreamy juvenile delinquent and his forbidden world of rockabilly music, fast cars and faster women.

It's the hysterical high-throttle world of 1954 in director John Waters' outrageous musical comedy.

Director: John Waters

Cast: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Darren E. Burrows, Troy Donahue

Awards & Nominations:

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ABOUT THIS MOVIE

(Compiled by Rachel)

Quotes from Johnny Depp:

"(This movie) makes fun of all that stuff I sort of hate. It makes fun of all the teen-idol stuff. It makes fun of all the screaming girls."
--Johnny Depp
Interview Magazine
April 1990

"That was one of the great things about Cry-Baby -- it gave me a chance not only to make fun of the whole situation, but to do something really different. To be able to work with someone like (John Waters), who's an outlaw in filmmaking and has always done his own thing."
--Johnny Depp
Interview Magazine
April 1990

"Cry-Baby, as it's being billed, is the ultimate juvenile-delinquent musical comedy. It's saying that what people would perceive as bad is not always ... what somebody appears to be is not necessarily what they are. I play Cry-Baby, the leader of the Drapes gang [greasers], who sort of falls in love with the queen of the Squares --- it's classic Romeo and Juliet, only John Water's twisted."
--Johnny Depp
Sassy Magazine
May 1990

"I must be the worst dancer in the world. I never understood dancing, not even in junior high. If there was some sort of a tribal ritual or something like that, I could understand. But just moving your body to music was strange to me. To do it in front of the camera was sheer terror. They had to fool me, pump me up with confidence."
--Johnny Depp

Quotes from others:

"I think Johnny is an ultimate movie star, and I mean that in a very positive way -- I'm a firm believer in movie stars."
--John Waters, director
LA Times
1990

"I just wanted to make sure he had a sense of humor. He did this one little sneer in our first meeting which summed it all up, and I knew that, hey, Johnny Depp is Cry-Baby."
--John Waters, director
LA Times
1990