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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.

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In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. Written by FilmFanUK

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The story of an uncommonly gentle man. See more »

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14 December 1990 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$56,362,352 (USA)
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Trivia

Johnny Depp was determined to nail the character and refused any cooling agent, even in his all-leather costume. See more »

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In the first shot of the husbands driving off to work, the house next to the Esmeralda's is being tented. The next day the women are at Peg's door and the house is visible without the tent. Fumigation requires 72 hour tenting. See more »

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[first lines]
Kim: Snuggle in, sweetie. It's cold out there.
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It is snowing on the 20th Century Fox logo during the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer Scissorhands (2011) See more »

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WITH THESE HANDS
Composed by Benny Davis and Abner Silver
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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If Tim Burton never did anything else, this film would be enough to call his life worthwhile
31 October 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

There is absolutely no way I can view this film in even a remotely objective manner, so I won't even try. Like eveything I've seen by Tim Burton, this film is at one and the same time, warm and frightening, tender and heart-wrenchingly evil, uplifting and dark. The good and bad in humanity are shown in stark relief quite clearly for everyone to see. But in the final analysis, the most important message the film has to offer is this: Love truly does make the world go 'round and redemption and just living to see another day is a kind of victory. There will always be bullies, just as there will always be kind souls who actively try to make things better (and who sometimes make things worse through their efforts). The most important thing is to be true to yourself, treat others as you wish to be treated and that if the bad guys win, we all lose-including the bad guys. Excellent cast, fine script and just overall a worthy effort not to be missed. One of Vincent Price's last performances, if not the last. I love this film! Most highly recommended.


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