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Cry-Baby Could mainstream success be getting John Waters down? Cry-Baby, the jailhouse-rockin' tribute to '50s juvie movies may be set to...Cry-BabyComedy, Romance, MusicalPT85MPG-13 Could mainstream success be getting John Waters down? Cry-Baby, the jailhouse-rockin' tribute to '50s juvie movies may be set to...2005-07-08Polly BergenWillem DafoeTroy DonahuePatricia HearstJoey HeathertonJoe DallesandroRicki LakeTraci LordsStephen MailerIggy PopMink StoleSusan TyrrellPolly Bergen, Willem Dafoe, Troy Donahue, Patricia Hearst, Joey Heatherton, Joe Dallesandro, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Stephen Mailer, Iggy Pop, Mink Stole, Susan TyrrellUniversal
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Cry-Baby

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Musical; Starring: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Willem Dafoe, Troy Donahue, Patricia Hearst, Joey Heatherton, Joe Dallesandro, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Stephen Mailer, Iggy Pop, Mink Stole, Susan Tyrrell; Director: John Waters; Author: John Waters; Release Date Wide: 04/06/1990; Runtime (in minutes): 85; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Universal

Could mainstream success be getting John Waters down? Cry-Baby, the jailhouse-rockin’ tribute to ’50s juvie movies may be set to follow Hairspray onto Broadway, but before it does, Waters has retouched its Technicolor with a spattering of filth. Don’t worry: Depp’s lachrymose rockabilly cat still rules the roost. EXTRAS There’s nothing overtly scandalous in the seven restored minutes — the squares drop trou, Traci Lords gets kidnapped by a basement pornographer, a little girl bends herself into a human wheel. But they’re off-color enough to tip the balance in the greasers’ favor. Plus, two far-reaching featurettes expose Johnny Depp as having two left feet and reveal that the cast traded jailbird stories to make former porn star Lords feel at home: Asked Amy Locane of costar Patricia Hearst, ”So, what were you arrested for?”

Originally posted July 8 2005 — 12:00 AM EDT

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