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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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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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Edward lived alone where he could hurt no one and no one could hurt him. Until the day the Avon Lady came calling... See more »

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14 December 1990 (USA)  »

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El joven manos de tijera  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$159,622 (USA) (9 December 1990)

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$56,362,352 (USA)
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Trivia

This film is the first collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. See more »

Goofs

When Peg leaves Edward to answer the phone after she gives him the clothes, she (obviously) leaves the room. Just as she is about to walk back into the room, white cue tape placed right where Peg stands is visible. 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 »

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Referenced in Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015) See more »

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I Saw Three Ships
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Performed by Alan Arkin
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Best Movie of all time
12 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful movie, and most people I know have never seen it. If you haven't, Make sure to see it! The ending is really sad and beautiful, and it leaves you with a happy/sad feeling. Also, the music just grabs you. There is a boy's choir that sings throughout the movie, and they just capture the emotion you are trying to let out, but don't know how. You should really see it, if you've never have. The movie 'Simon Birch' reminds me a bit of this 'Edward'. This is the perfect casting. Johnny Depp just seems so innocent, and untouched, and Winona Ryder is a snobby little girl who learns to look beyond a handsome face. I've never seen such a heartwarming movie- I don't think I ever will.


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