Edward Scissor Hands
Release: December 15, 1990

Synopsis Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands opens as an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp). Edward has all the essential ingredients for today's standard body, with the exception of a pair of hands. For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. When the kindly inventor dies, however, Edward is left lonely and cursed with some very heavy metal for hands. He is eventually taken in by Peg Boggs (Dianne Weist), an Avon lady who takes pity on him after seeing his bleak existence. Edward, in spite of his inherent ability to slay anyone he comes across, is a gentle soul whose only wish is to be loved. His impromptu family has, at best, a limited understanding of Edward, but he finds himself drawn to Peg's weary but sympathetic daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder), who is dating Jim (Anthony Michael Hall), the neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, Edward finds himself a local celebrity after the town realizes that his talents include creative hedge trimming and an unrivaled ability to cut hair. His so-called friends are proven fair-weather when Edward is accused of a crime, after which his only supporters are Peg and Kim. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide Cast Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands Winona Ryder Kim Boggs Dianne Wiest Peg Boggs Anthony Michael Hall Jim Alan Arkin Bill Boggs Kathy Baker Joyce Monroe Robert Oliveri Kevin Boggs Vincent Price The Inventor Conchata Ferrell Helen Dick Anthony Williams Officer Allen Biff Yeager George John Davidson TV Host Michael Brown Neighborhood Extra Lee Ralls Red Haired Woman, TV Brett Rice Reporter Kathy Dombo Other Teen Joe Sheldon Neighborhood Extra James Spicer Neighborhood Extra Tabetha Thomas Little Girl on Bike Rosalyn Thomson Young Woman, TV Sherry Ferguson Max's Mother Kathy Fleming Neighborhood Extra Alan Fudge Loan Officer Gina Gallagher Granddaughter Jalaine Gallion Neighborhood Extra Michael Gaughan Policeman Miriam Goodspeed Neighborhood Extra Diane L. Green Neighborhood Extra Russell Green Neighborhood Extra Marti Greenberg Suzanne Cecil Hawkins Neighborhood Extra Mary Jane Heath Neighborhood Extra Linda Hess Hess Older Woman, TV O-Lan Jones Esmeralda Jack W. Kapfhamer Neighborhood Extra Carol D. Klasek Neighborhood Extra Bill Klein Neighborhood Extra Stuart Lancaster Retired Man Brian Larkin Max Tricia Lloyd Teenage Girl Aaron Lustig Psychologist Marc Macaulay Reporter John McMahon Denny Eileen Meurer Teenage Girl, TV Laura Nader Neighborhood Extra Phil Olson Neighborhood Extra Peter Palmer Editor Linda Perri Cissy Donna Pieroni Blonde, TV Victoria Price TV Newswoman Caroline Aaron Marge Bee Albano Rich Widow, TV Carmen J. Alexander Reporter Doyle Anderson Neighborhood Extra Harvey Bellman Neighborhood Extra Susan Blommaert Tinka Tammy Boalo Neighborhood Extra Steven Brill Dishwasher Man Jackie Carson Neighborhood Extra Suzanne Chrosniak Neighborhood Extra Andrew B. Clark Beefy Man Gary Clark Neighborhood Extra Andrew Crofton Pink Girl Carol Crumrine Neighborhood Extra Ken de Vaul Policeman Ellin Dennis Neighborhood Extra Crew Tim Burton Director, Co-producer, Screenwriter, Screen Story Denise Di Novi Co-producer Caroline Thompson Screenwriter, Associate Producer, Screen Story Danny Elfman Composer (Music Score) Stefan Czapsky Cinematographer Richard Hashimoto Executive Producer Thomas A. Duffield Art Director Frank Miller Camera Operator Colleen Atwood Costume Designer Colleen Halsey Editor Richard Halsey Editor Fern Buchner Makeup Robert W. Welch III Production Designer William P. Scott Production Designer Ann Harris Set Designer Cheryl Carasik Set Designer Paul Sonski Set Designer Rick Heinrichs Set Designer Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer Michael Wood Special Effects Stan Winston Special Effects Glenn Wilder Stunts Richard L. Anderson Supervising Sound Editor Awards Golden Globe 1991 Best Actor (Musical or Comedy): Johnny Depp, Nominated New York Film Critics Circle 1990 Best Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest, Nominated Best Cinematography: Stefan Czapsky, Nominated Golden Globe 1990 Best Actor (Musical or Comedy): Johnny Depp, Nominated Academy 1990 Best Makeup: Ve Neill, Stan Winston, Nominated New York Film Critics Circle 1989 Best Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest, Nominated Best Cinematography: Stefan Czapsky, Nominated

Peg: "Kevin! Would you like it if someone was staring at you?"
Kevin: "I wouldn't care."
Peg: "Well I would, so don't do it!"
Edward: "We're not sheep."
Kim's Friend: "I can't eat that he used his hands I don't think it's sanitary"
joyce,edward: "Joyce:want some lemonade? edward:lemonade...[barfs on lawn] -joyce,edward"
edward: "I hurt kevin -edward"
Edward: "We're not sheep -Edward"
Peg on first seeing Edward: "Don't worry. I'm as harmless as cherry puh...puh... -Peg on first seeing Edward"
Bill: "No, no, son. That's a terrible idea. We don't want him rusting up on us, do we? -Bill"
Edward and Kim: "Goodbye." "I love you. -Edward and Kim"
Edward: "He didn't wake up -Edward"
Edward: "Lemonade? (he then pukes) -Edward"
Kim and Edward: "(Kim) Hold me. (Edward) I can't. -Kim and Edward"
Bill: "Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies. -Bill"
Jim: "Forget about holding her hand, man. Think about the damage he could do to other places. -Jim"
Kim: "Before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. I don't think it would be snowing now if he weren't still up there. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it. -Kim"
Edward: "I thought this was shish kabob. -Edward"
Bill: ""You've been cloistered away up in that castle too long. You don't know anything about the women from the world of teenage girls. They're all crazy! I don't know what it is. They reach a certain age. They develop these gland things. Their body swell -Bill"
Psychologist: "The years spent in isolation have not equipped him with the tools necessary to judge right from wrong. He's had no context. He's been completely without guidance. Furthermore, his work - the garden sculptures, hairstyles and so forth - indicate that he -Psychologist"
Jim: "I'd give my left nut to see that again. -Jim"
Peg: "What happened to you? Where are your parents? Your mother? Your father? -Peg"
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