PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical
In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.
John Waters' first major studio film, with a week of re-shoots, and six months of post-production done in California.
Hi Kids. Remember, always look both ways before crossing.
Allison's hair changes length during the film. In the final scene at the end her goes from shoulder length to past her collar bone when she is singing.
The film begins with an old-fashioned 50's style Universal logo. It's also accompanied by 50's doo-wop music. A stage curtain opens up the movie.
To avoid a 15 certificate for its UK cinema release, some uses of the word 'fuck' were bleeped. The cinema release was rated 12, but the video release was still rated 15 (because the 12 certificate wasn't used for video recordings until 1994). The current UK DVD release has all uses of 'fuck' unbleeped, and is rated 15.
$3,004,905 8 April 1990