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Edward Scissorhands [1990] (1 disc)

Director:Tim Burton
Writer:Caroline Thompson
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:105 minutes
(1 hour 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Fantasy
Sorting Tub:Juliet
IMDB Rating:8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:91%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A special person with unique abilities comes to live with a suburban family.

Reaction: Quirky and haunting.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Tim Burton => Director / Story) Producer*
Caroline Thompson => Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Aaron Lustig => Psychologist
Alan Arkin => Bill
Anthony Michael Hall => Jim
Biff Yeager => George
Caroline Aaron => Marge
Conchata Ferrell => Helen
Dianne Wiest => Peg
Dick Anthony Williams => Officer Allen
Johnny Depp => Edward Scissorhands
Kathy Baker => Joyce
Marti Greenberg => Suzanne
O-Lan Jones => Esmeralda
Robert Oliveri => Kevin
Vincent Price => The Inventor
Winona Ryder => Kim

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Edward Scissorhands is Tim Burton's favourite of all his films.
  • During the scene where Edward runs away, back to his home, Johnny Depp collapsed from heat exhaustion due to the extreme temperatures and the leather costume.
  • The neighborhood is based on Tim Burton's hometown, Burbank.
  • During the scene where Vincent Price dies, he actually fainted on the set as it was filmed. Tim Burton decided the take was fine and kept it for the morbidity of it.
  • Johnny Depp said only 169 words in this film.
  • The first draft of the film was written as a musical.
  • Johnny Depp had to lose a reported 25 pounds for the role of Edward Scissorhands.
  • This was Vincent Price's last screen appearance and his last moment ever on screen is a death scene
  • The houses used in the film were a real community in Florida, completely unchanged except for their garish exterior paint.
  • Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. were considered for the role of Edward Scissorhands.