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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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

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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 »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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14 December 1990 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$159,622, 9 December 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,362,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,024,005, 25 February 2012
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Trivia

When Caroline Thompson first heard about Edward, a character with scissors for hands, she thought it was "the silliest thing she'd ever heard." See more »

Goofs

After receiving a phone call, Joyce looks for something to wear, throwing clothes on her bed behind her. She grabs a burgundy colored article of clothing, but, when she meets her friends on the corner, she is wearing yellow and green. 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 20th Century Fox logo is shaded dark winter blue and is accompanied by Edward's snowfall. See more »

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Blue Hawaii
Composed by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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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 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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