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Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film tells the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands. Edward is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim. Supporting roles are portrayed by Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Alan Arkin and Vincent Price.

Burton conceived the idea for Edward Scissorhands from his childhood upbringing in suburban Burbank, California. During pre-production of Beetlejuice, Caroline Thompson was hired to adapt Burton's story into a screenplay, and the film began development at 20th Century Fox, after Warner Bros. passed on the project. Edward Scissorhands was then fast tracked after Burton's success with Batman. Before Depp's casting, the leading role of Edward had been connected to Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey, Jr. and William Hurt, while the role of The Inventor was written specifically for Vincent Price.

The majority of filming took place in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida, which generated over $6 million for the local economy. Edward's scissor hands were created and designed by Stan Winston. The film is also the fourth feature collaboration between Burton and film score composer Danny Elfman. Edward Scissorhands was released with positive feedback from critics, and was a financial success. The film received numerous nominations at the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Saturn Awards, as well as winning the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Both Burton and Elfman consider Edward Scissorhands their most personal and favorite work.
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review by . May 23, 2012
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**** out of ****    An old woman with a raspy voice tells her grandchild a bedtime story on a snowy night about the strange, abandoned Gothic castle that rests on a hill that can be clearly seen by just about any house in town. She explains that in the castle lives a man named Edward (Johnny Depp); but not just any man. Edward has the peculiar advantage and disadvantage of having scissors for hands. This is the result of an unfinished experiment conducted by an aging inventor …
review by . November 12, 2011
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Nothing choppy about this movie.
I think the first time i saw this movie i was maybe 12 years old and i thought it was the coolest thing EVER! Back then i thought it was so cool because of Edward, i mean the guy had scissors for hands and was permanently dressed in a black bodysuit. And then i found the movie a few years ago at my local used movie store, and after i watched it again i still thought the movie was the coolest thing ever but for different reasons. Like many other of Burton's films this one is a obscure love story …
Quick Tip by . January 03, 2012
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Supremely disappointing. It had the potential of being the metaphor for late 20th century man where you can love but touching is potentially fatal (AIDS still had no effective treatment). Instead it's a bland fairy tale of middling angst.
review by . July 20, 2010
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This movie is a classic. It is a tale about a man who was not born but created, yet remains unfinished. For most of his life he has lived in a castle, but after a chance meeting with a makeup saleswoman, is brought to a classic suburban neighborhood. From there events unfold that must be witnessed to be understood. All through this is the underlying message about forcing change on people and understanding. It is a fantastic movie, a classic Tim Burton movie, and is fun for all ages. I recommend …
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Great movie I think this movie is great for kids to watch too, but it might seem kinda of scary at first!
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
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One of Burton's masterpieces. great cinematography, and wonderful story.
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
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Even though I thought the movie could of had more story and meaning it was still good.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
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Tim Burton's finest creation of the 90's, back when he did more original screenplays. Creepy yet heartwarming to say the least.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
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this movie is beautiful and cute and it's one of my favourites
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
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Another amazing role that Johnny Depp made better. I also have a crush on Winona--and don't care that she's a shoplifter.
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