Cry Baby Killer (1958)

Cry Baby Killer


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This odd drama features Jack Nicholson, then only 21-years old, in his first feature film. He plays a young delinquent who thinks he may have killed one of the two thugs who were pursuing him. He hides out in a local drive-in where he takes three hostages and barricades himself and them in a storeroom. Police surround the place and try to negotiate with the frightened boy but even his friends cannot reach him. Meanwhile, the media has learned of the situation and soon a TV news crew arrives … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Melvin Levy, Leo Gordon
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On DVD: Nov 21, 2006



as Jimmy Wallace

as Carole Fields

as Manny Cole

as Police Lt. Porter

as Police Officer Ganno...

as Mrs. Maxton

as Mrs. Wallace

as Police Sgt. Reed

as Pete Gambelli

as Mr. Wallace

as Evelyn
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Desinteressante em todos os aspectos (visualmente, narrativamente, tematicamente), ainda peca pelo moralismo ultrapassado, mantendo-se historicamente relevante apenas por ter marcado a estreia de Nicholson no Cinema.

July 19, 2010
Cinema em Cena

...a slow-moving and surprisingly uneventful piece of work.

Full Review… | January 21, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

Heavy in dialoge, the scenes plod along without much rhythm.

Full Review… | April 4, 2007
Calgary Movies

Full Review… | November 18, 2006

Audience Reviews for Cry Baby Killer


This is Nicholson's first big movie role, and he does his best, but the story is predictable, and the themes are heavy handed. Overall, not such a good movie, but it's interesting to see anyway.

Aj V

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