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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  14 December 1990 (USA)
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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:
Robert Oliveri ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The story of an uncommonly gentle man. See more »


Drama | Fantasy | Romance


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Release Date:

14 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El joven manos de tijera  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$56,362,352 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The little blonde boy on the Slip & Slide at the beginning of the film is Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys. Though uncredited in the film, Carter himself has confirmed this in several interviews. See more »


When Edward's bush sculptures are finished, most of them are much higher than the original hedges. See more »


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

The title "EDWARD SCISSORHANDS" closes together, like a pair of scissors. See more »


Referenced in The Vicar of Dibley: Red Nose Day Special (1999) 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

1 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would have to say that Edward Scissorhands is by far one of the best films done by Tim Burton. It is a very beautiful story. They couldn't have chosen a better cast for this movie. Johnny Depp is phenomenal as Edward. He brings the characters in his movies to life so well that it is hard to believe that he is acting. It seems as if when he learns about the movie and goes over the scripts that he transforms in the character. This film is definitely one of them. This movie is nothing short of enchanting. This movie was the reason that I fell in love with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. If you like movies that leave you bug eyed, make you think, and leave you wanting more then this is the film for you. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good fairy tale.

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