Eisenhower is President. Rock 'n' Roll is king. And Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker is the baddest hood in his high school.
Johnny Depp heads up a supercool cast as the irresistible bad boys whose amazing ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild - especially Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane), a rich, beautiful 'square' who finds herself uncontrollably drawn to the dreamy juvenile delinquent and his forbidden world of rockabilly music, fast cars and faster women.
It's the hysterical high-throttle world of 1954 in director John Waters' outrageous musical comedy.