March 11, 2024
Good girls want him bad. Bad girls want him worse.

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series Extra Credit

In 1950s Baltimore, Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker (Johnny Depp), whose moniker comes from his ability to shed a single tear, leads the town’s “drapes”, a group of juvenile delinquents. Looking to shed her status as a “square,” prim and proper Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane) approaches Cry-Baby and the two fall for each other. Their relationship disrupts the town’s long-standing division between the drapes and the squares, sparking dramatic confrontations throughout the city. A riotous send-up of 1950s teen flicks, John Waters’ cult classic is filled with off-the-wall comedy, unique costumes, and catchy musical numbers.  

Presented By

Director(s): John Waters
Starring: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Ricki Lake, Iggy Pop
Year Released: 1990
Runtime: 85 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)