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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tinka (as Susan J. Blommaert)
Linda Perri ...
Cissy (as Linda Perry)


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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Release Date:

14 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El joven manos de tijera  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$56,362,352 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film marks the first time that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp has worked together. They ended up becoming good friends since this film. See more »


When Edward begins to cut Joyce's hair, she tips her head back and you can see the band of the wig beneath her bangs. See more »


[first lines]
Kim: Snuggle in, sweetie. It's cold out there.
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Crazy Credits

It is snowing on the 20th Century Fox logo during the opening credits. See more »


Referenced in Moone Boy: Men of the Houses (2012) See more »


O Little Town of Bethlehem
Written by Phillips Brooks and Lewis H. Redner
Performed by O-Lan Jones
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User Reviews

An emotional charismatic and off the wall Dramatic Movie!
16 December 2004 | by (Portsmouth) – See all my reviews

This film hit me with two main feelings. One, of an overwhelming feeling of sadness for Edward as his position is one that is just impossible to bear. To know that you are in love with a person to that degree and finding out they love you in the same way but knowing that you cant give that person what they seek, because of your hands. This was summed up in the scene where Kim asks Edward to hold her, but he just says, 'I can't'. Packed with emotion this film got to me with the acting particularly of Johnny Depp and the music. Very Cleverly written and accented, this added to the movie greatly. 10-10, this is a film i'm gonna keep for a long time, and most importantly, watch again! Classic!!

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