An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Tim Burton (story), Caroline Thompson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Edward Scissorhands
Winona Ryder ... Kim
Dianne Wiest ... Peg
Anthony Michael Hall ... Jim
Kathy Baker ... Joyce
Robert Oliveri ... Kevin
Conchata Ferrell ... Helen
Caroline Aaron ... Marge
Dick Anthony Williams ... Officer Allen
O-Lan Jones ... Esmeralda
Vincent Price ... The Inventor
Alan Arkin ... Bill
Susan Blommaert ... Tinka (as Susan J. Blommaert)
Linda Perri ... Cissy (as Linda Perry)
John Davidson ... Host-TV
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Storyline

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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Innocence is what he knows. Beauty is what she sees. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of two films released in 1990 in which Johnny Depp plays the title role, for the first time. The other is Cry-Baby (1990). See more »

Goofs

The first dog that Edward grooms changes breeds before and after its hair was cut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kim: Snuggle in, sweetie. It's cold out there.
Granddaughter: Why is it snowing, Grandma? Where does it come from?
Kim: Oh, that's a long story, sweetheart...
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Crazy Credits

The film title closes together like a pair of scissors, and the opening credits are all scissor-shaped. See more »

Alternate Versions

In order to secure a PG certificate in the UK the cinema version was cut by 8 secs to edit some violence during the climactic fight. A shot of Edward being kicked in the stomach was removed and his beating with the crowbar was reduced from 8 blows to 2. The video/DVD versions feature the same print with the cuts now lengthened to 15 secs. The cuts were fully waived by the BBFC for the upgraded 12-rated 2007 DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.133 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

O Little Town of Bethlehem
(uncredited)
Written by Phillips Brooks and Lewis H. Redner
Performed by O-Lan Jones
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An emotional charismatic and off the wall Dramatic Movie!
16 December 2004 | by dave_psyatticaSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edward Scissorhands See more »

Filming Locations:

Dade City, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$159,622, 9 December 1990

Gross USA:

$56,362,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,024,005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (analog 70 mm prints)| CDS (digital 70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| CDS (digital 35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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