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Edward Scissorhands Details


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, Rovi

  • Release date:December 7, 1990


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stan Winston Best Makeup 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ve Neill Best Makeup 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Johnny Depp Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1990 Nominee


Johnny Depp
as Edward Scissorhands
Winona Ryder
as Kim Boggs
Dianne Wiest
as Peg Boggs
Anthony Michael Hall
as Jim
Alan Arkin
as Bill Boggs
Vincent Price
as The Inventor
Kathy Baker
as Joyce Monroe
Robert Oliveri
as Kevin Boggs
Conchata Ferrell
as Helen
O-Lan Jones
as Esmeralda
Steven Brill
as Dishwasher Man
Donna Pieroni
as Blonde, TV
Harvey Bellman
as Neighborhood Extra
Doyle Anderson
as Neighborhood Extra
Susan Blommaert
as Tinka
Miriam Goodspeed
as Neighborhood Extra
Marti Greenberg
as Suzanne
Andrew Crofton
as Pink Girl
Tabetha Thomas
as Little Girl on Bike
Jackie Carson
as Neighborhood Extra
Gina Gallagher
as Granddaughter
Andrew B. Clark
as Beefy Man
Caroline Aaron
as Marge
Gary Clark
as Neighborhood Extra
Marc Macaulay
as Reporter
Suzanne Chrosniak
as Neighborhood Extra
Tricia Lloyd
as Teenage Girl
Alan Fudge
as Loan Officer
John McMahon
as Denny
Linda Perri
as Cissy
Carmen J. Alexander
as Reporter
John Davidson
as TV Host
Victoria Price
as TV Newswoman
Dick Anthony Williams
as Officer Allen
Brett Rice
as Reporter
James Spicer
as Neighborhood Extra
Eileen Meurer
as Teenage Girl, TV
Brian Larkin
as Max
Aaron Lustig
as Psychologist
Kathy Dombo
as Other Teen
Stuart Lancaster
as Retired Man
Michael Gaughan
as Policeman
Michael Brown
as Neighborhood Extra
Tammy Boalo
as Neighborhood Extra
Rosalyn Thomson
as Young Woman, TV
Ellin Dennis
as Neighborhood Extra
Joe Sheldon
as Neighborhood Extra
Jalaine Gallion
as Neighborhood Extra
Sherry Ferguson
as Max's Mother
Biff Yeager
as George
Peter Palmer
as Editor
Lee Ralls
as Red Haired Woman, TV
Carol Crumrine
as Neighborhood Extra
Phil Olson
as Neighborhood Extra


Tim Burton
Tim Burton
Screen Story
Tim Burton
Caroline Thompson
Screen Story
Caroline Thompson
Stefan Czapsky
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Colleen Halsey
Richard Halsey
Bo Welch
Production Designer
Tim Burton
Denise Di Novi
Caroline Thompson
Associate Producer
Richard Hashimoto
Executive Producer
Cheryl Carasik
Set Designer
Paul Sonski
Set Designer
Ann Harris
Set Designer
Rick Heinrichs
Set Designer
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Glenn Wilder
Stan Winston
Makeup Special Effects
William P. Scott
Unit Production Manager
Fern Buchner
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor