Edward Scissorhands

1990 film directed by Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 Romantic fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. Peg Boggs meets a young, shy, quirky and bizarre-looking man named Edward, whose hands are made of scissors, and adopts him into her own "typical American" family.

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Peg: What happened to you? Where are your parents? Your mother? Um...father?
Edward: He didn't wake up.

Esmeralda: It's not heaven he's from! It's straight from the stinking flames of hell! The power of Satan is in him; I can feel it. Can't you? Have you poor sheep strayed so far from the path?
Edward: We're not sheep.
Esmeralda: Don't come near me!

Esmeralda: He has been sent first to tempt you. But it's not too late. You must push him from you, expel him! Trample down the perversion of nature!
Joyce: Did you hear that? [chuckles] He's a perversion of nature. Why, isn't that exciting?

Bill: So, Edward, did you have a productive day?
Edward: Mrs. Monroe showed me where the salon's going to be. You could have a cosmetics counter.
Peg: Wouldn't that be great?
Bill: Great.
Edward: And then she showed me the back room where she took all of her clothes off.
Bill: [without listening] Edward, I can't tell you how thrilled I am, I'm just as pleased as punch. This whole beauty parlor venture is gonna teach you volumes and nothing like running your own business. I've never done it myself, but from what I gather it's the greatest satisfaction a working man can have.

Kim: Hold me.
Edward: [tries to hold her]...I can't.

Bill: Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

Jim: Forget about holding her hand, man. Think about the damage he could do to other places.

Kim: You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren't up there now, I don't think it would be snowing. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it.

Peg: The light concealing cream goes on first. Then you blend, and blend, and blend. Blending is the secret.

Officer Allen: Will he be okay, doc?
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's a highly imaginative... uh... character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped.
Officer Allen: But will he be all right out there?
Psychologist: Oh, yeah, he'll be fine.

Peg: Darn this stuff!

Peg: You know- damn those TV programs!
Bill: Damn them all to hell.

[After Jim drove Edward away for hurting Kim out of jealousy when it was just an accident during an ice dance...]
Kim: Where is he?
Jim: He tried to hurt you.
Kim: No, he did not, and you know it!
Jim: Are you nuts?! I just saw him!
Kim: Jim, I don't love you anymore. I just want you to go, okay? Just go.
Jim: Are you serious? I'm gonna lose you to that? He isn't even human.
Kim: Just get out of here, okay?! Just go!
Jim: [walks away]

Jim: [last words] Hey! I said, "Stay away from her!" [Enraged, Edward stabs him in the stomach and pushes him to fall out of a window to his death]


  • His scars run deep.
  • The story of an uncommonly gentle man.
  • Innocence is what he knows. Beauty is what she sees.
  • Edward Was Here....
  • His story will touch you, even though he can't.
  • The Director Of "Batman" & "Beetlejuice" Invites You To Meet His Newest Creation:
  • Edward lived alone where he could hurt no one and no one could hurt him. Until the day the Avon Lady came calling...


Johnny Depp - Edward Scissorhands
Winona Ryder - Kim
Dianne Wiest - Peg
Anthony Michael Hall - Jim
Kathy Baker - Joyce
Vincent Price - The Inventor
Robert Oliveri - Kevin
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