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Trivia / Cry-Baby

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  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $12 million. Box office, $8.3 million
  • Cut Song: "Chicken," sung by the Squares. Added as a bonus feature on the director's cut.
  • Deleted Scene: Originally, the square's show at the beginning was going to feature a child contortionist. The scene was filmed in its entirety with the contortionist, but the scene was later cut for the premiere. The contortionist was at the premiere, but no-one had thought to tell her that they cut her scene.
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  • Dyeing for Your Art: Iggy Pop shaved his hair for the film. John Waters still has a lock of his hair in a scrapbook at home.
  • Non-Singing Voice: James Intveld performed all the vocals for Johnny Depp, and Rachel Sweet did the same for Amy Locane.
  • Throw It In!: Willem Dafoe improvised the moment when he slaps Johnny Depp's ass.
  • Troubled Production: During the shooting of the movie, the FBI visited the set to search for co-star Traci Lords, who was being investigated due to her porn past.
  • What Could Have Been:


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