The Watching Hour: Cry Baby
USA, 1990, 85 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Cult, Musical, Romance
Part of our salute to John Waters in advance of his appearance at RMCAD
35mm presentation - Helmed by director John Waters -- the king of kitsch -- this campy comedy set in 1950s Baltimore stars Johnny Depp as Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker, a leather-clad street tough who leads a gang dubbed the Drapes. When Wade falls for a goody-two-shoes (Amy Locane) and steals her from her mossback beau (Stephen Mailer), the romance sparks a battle between rival factions. Troy Donahue, Joey Heatherton and Patty Hearst appear in cameo roles.
DIRECTOR: John Waters
Principal Cast: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane
US Distributor: Universal Pictures