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Brief Synopsis: ""Drape" (or Greaser) Wade Walker, also known as Cry-Baby for his ability to shed a single tear, falls head over heels for square Allison Vernon-Williams who, incidentally, is tired of being good.Allison is a "square" good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for Cry-Baby Walker, a "Drape" (or Greaser).Spoofing Elvis movies and Juvenile Delinquency scare films of the '50s, this movie follows the adventures of Cry-Baby who, after he is sent to juvie and released, is determined to cross class (and taste) boundaries to get Allison back."

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Dan O'Neill75(full review)
David Baruffi61

People Involved

  • Johnny Depp (Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker)
  • Amy Locane (Allison Vernon-Williams)
  • Polly Bergen (Mrs. Vernon-Williams)
  • Susan Tyrrell (Ramona Rickettes)
  • Traci Lords (Wanda Woodward)
  • Willem Dafoe (Hateful Guard at Maryland Training School for Boys)
  • Ricki Lake (Pepper Walker)
  • John Waters (Director)