Cry-Baby (1990, USA) C-85m. *** D: John Waters. Starring Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Troy Donahue, Mink Stole, Joe Dallesandro, Joey Heatherton, Patricia Hearst, Willem Dafoe. Cult director Waters' follow-up to HAIRSPRAY (1988) is equally demented, perhaps even more engaging satire of the 1950s with 'Cry-Baby' Depp, an up-and-coming rock star, who is in love with bourgeois Locane but becomes a juvenile delinquent and has to fight for his love. A pretty unique collection of gags with the usual oddball characters. Written by the director. Also shown in 91m. Director's Cut.

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