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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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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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The story of an uncommonly gentle man. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dustin Hoffman was considered for the role of Bill Boggs. But he was unavailable because he was busy shooting Dick Tracy (1990). Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, John Saxon, and Roy Scheider were also considered for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin places the hose pipe on the ground, he doesn't actually turn off the water tap. 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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The opening credits are a montage of images/objects from the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In order to secure a 10 certificate in Norway, about 26 seconds of violence was removed from the fight at the end. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Dragon Tamer 3: Dungeon War 2: The Prequel (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A poignant miracle
18 September 2004 | by IlyaEckSee all my reviews

Many people say the cried at the end of this movie... Huh! Knowing the plot already, I (a grown up man) can barely hold my tears from the very beginning whenever I watch it. Much more than just a "cute and sad fairy tale", this movie is a true piece of art. This is one of those rarest cases when a bunch of talented and truly, but truly dedicated people set out to create something beautiful, some chemistry occurs and ... a miracle happens. Fortunately for all of us, this miracle immortalized on film.

Throughout the human history, the wisdom of generation was conveyed through fairy tales. This tale is no exception. This story, told in magic simplicity, actually has some deep philosophical meanings. While mercilessly debunking the true nature of human beings, this tragic story really tears your heart, and yet it fills it with hope. That is the true and, perhaps, the only purpose of art, if you ask me.

Why do we need music, painting, theatre, poetry? Is there a real excuse for their existence? To me, the only purpose, the only excuse is to help people go on, to give them hope. And it's well worth it!

To sum up, easily Tim Burton's best, this film is a masterpiece, my favorite American movie, and probably one of the best movies of all times. 10/10


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Official Sites:

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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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