Cry-baby

JOHN WATERS, THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF SUCH CULT FAVORITES AS "PINK FLAMINGOS" AND "POLYESTER," CONTINUES HIS ASCENT INTO THE MAINSTREAM WITH THIS MUSICAL LOVE STORY ABOUT TWO TEENAGERS FROM OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE TRACKS WHO BELONG TO RIVAL GANGS. BILLED AS THE ULTIMATE JUVENILE DELINQUENT COMEDY, THE STORY IS SET IN BALTIMORE DURING THE FIFTIES AND FEATURES JOHNNY DEPP (FROM TELEVISION'S "21 JUMP STREET"), AS A GANG MEMBER WHO GETS HIS "CRY BABY" NICKNAME WHEN HE'S SPOTTED SHEDDING A SINGLE TEAR. THIS FILM MARKS WATERS' FIRST DIRECTING ASSIGNMENT SINCE COMPLETING "HAIRSPRAY" IN 1987. JIM ("THE NAKED GUN") ABRAHAMS SERVED AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT.

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Fri, 07/20/1990
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85 Mins

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