Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands
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Title: Edward Scissorhands

Original Title: Edward Scissorhands

Year: 1990


Release Dates

  • UK: July 26 1991
  • United States: December 07 1990


'Edward Scissorhands' is a fantasy romantic movie directed by Tim Burton based on a personal story of him. Considered as one of his most personal projects, it starrs Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.

The film tells the story of Edward (Depp), an artificial humanoid that, unfinished by its creator, has blades and scissors instead of hands. Because of his condition, he lives secluded in the gothic mansion of his creator in the suburbs of a big city. Until one day Peg Boggs, a local Avon saleswoman, knocks on his door and discovers such a particular creature.

Seeing Edward's apparent noble heart, Peg decides to take him home, where he falls in love of her daughter Kim (Ryder). Soon Edwards becomes the main attraction in the neighborhood, cutting the bushes of the homes and even the hair of some of its residents.

But Jim, Kim's boyfriend, is getting jealous of Edward and tricks him so he ends up arrested. Later, Jim confronts Edwards blaming him of hurting his girlfriend, making Edward furious, leaving for his mansion. There, Jim and Edward confront each other one last time with the presence of Kim.

The movie was a great success, both with the critic and in the box office, where it grossed five times more of its budget, making it a nineties cult movie.



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Chemistry on and off-screen

One of the most acclaimed aspects of the film is the chemistry between leads Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. In fact, besides of being in love in the movie, the also had an off-screen relationship during that time.

Vincent Price's last scene

Vincent Price's role was going to be larger, but the actor was very ill with emphysema, so his role was cut short. The last scene he shot was the death of his character, which was also the last scene the actor starred before dying in real life.

Inspired by a Tim Burton's drawing

All the idea for the movie is based on a drawing Tim Burton himself draw when he was a teenager. It was supposed to be the vision of himself as a teen, when we spent a lot of time alone and had problems to retain friendships.

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