1990 film directed by John Waters

Cry-Baby is a 1990 film about a renegade teenage "drape" boy who struggles with his love for a "square" girl. It is a parody of the teen movies of the 1950s.

Written and directed by John Waters.
Too young to be square... Too tough to be shocked... Too late to be savedtaglines


  • You've made me the happiest juvenile delinquent in Baltimore!
  • You got it, Allison. You got it raaaaaw.


  • Susie Q: Ma, I swiped six hubcaps like a big girl!
  • Milton's Father: Let Jesus Christ be your gang-leader!


Cry-Baby: Kiss me! Kiss me hard.
Allison: I've never given a French kiss before.
Cry-Baby: Watch, it's easy. You just open your mouth, and I open mine, and we wiggle our tongues together. And it feels real sexy.

Cry-Baby: That's right, Allison. My father was the "Alphabet Bomber." He may have been crazy, but he was my pop. Only one I ever had.
Allison: God. I heard about the Alphabet Bomber. Bombs exploding in the... in the airport and barber shop...
Cry-Baby: That's right. All in alphabetical order. Car wash... drug store... I used to lay in my crib and hear him scream in his sleep..."A,B,C,D,E,F,G... BOOM! BOOM!"
Allison: But your mom...
Cry-Baby: My mother tried to stop him. She couldn't even spell, for Christ's sake, but they fried her too.

The Judge: By the way, that's a shame about your face.
Hatchet-Face: There's nothing the matter with my face. I got character!

Wanda's Father: Hi, Wanda honey.
Wanda's mother: You were on the radio.
Wanda: Would you just get me the fuck out of here?
Wanda's mother: What's "fuck" mean, Hector?
Wanda's Father: Oh, Maggie, it's just a teen nonsense word Wanda uses to make herself feel all grown-up.
Wanda's mother: Your Honor, could we take Wanda the fuck home?


  • Too young to be square... Too tough to be shocked... Too late to be saved
  • Good girls want him bad. Bad girls want him worse.
  • He's a doll. He's a dreamboat. He's a delinquent.


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