Edward Scissorhands (1990)

35mm film, 70mm (blow-up), colour, 1.37:1 (negative ratio), 1.85:1 (intended ratio)
Dolby Stereo (35mm film prints), 70mm 6-Track (analog 70mm prints), CDS (digital 70mm prints), English

An American fantasy film directed by Tim Burton.


Edward is a young man who has been ‘built' by his father, an eccentric inventor. But his creator died before finishing him, leaving him with huge where his hands should have been. He lives alone in an old mansion until an Avon lady comes calling and takes him home to live with her family. But Edward might find the world harder to cope with than he imagined – and the world may not be able to accept him at all.


Directed by: Tim Burton
© 1990 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Produced and released by Twentieth Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox presents a Tim Burton film
Executive Producer: Richard Hashimoto
Produced by: Denise Di Novi, Tim Burton
Associate Producer: Caroline Thompson
Screenplay by: Caroline Thompson
Story by: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Director of Photography: Stefan Czapsky
Edited by: Richard Halsey
Film Editor: Colleen Halsey
Music by: Danny Elfman
Sound Mixer: Peter Hliddal
Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood
Department Head Makeup: Ve Neill
Hair Designed by: Yolanda Toussieng
Special Makeup and Scissorhands Effects Produced by: Stan Winston
Special Effects Supervisor: Michael Wood
Mechanical Department Coordinator: Richard J. Landon
Visual Effects: VCE, Peter Kurlan
Miniature Effects Provided by: Stetson Visual Services Inc, Robert Spurlock, Mark Stetson
Production Designer: Bo Welch
Casting by: Victoria Thomas

Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands)
Winona Ryder (Kim)
Dianne Wiest (Peg)
Anthony Michael Hall (Jim)
Kathy Baker (Joyce)
Robert Oliveri (Kevin)
Conchata Ferrell (Helen)
Caroline Aaron (Marge)
Dick Anthony Williams (Officer Allen)
O-Lan Jones (Esmeralda)
Vincent Price (The Inventor)
Alan Arkin (Bill)
Susan J. Blommaert (Tinka)
Linda Perri (Cissy)
John Davidson (host – TV)
Biff Yeager (George)
Marti Greenberg (Suzanne)
Bryan Larkin (Max)
John McMahon (Denny)
Victoria Price (TV newswoman)

Alternative Titles

Eduardo Manostijeras – Spain
Eduardo Mãos de Tesoura – Portugal
Edward aux mains d'argent – Canada (French), France
Edward mani di forbice – Italy
Edward Mãos de Tesoura – Brazil
Edward mit den Scherenhänden – Austria/German
Edward nozycoreki – Poland
Edward Saksehånd – Denmark
El joven manos de tijera – Mexico
El joven manos de tijeras – Costa Rica
Saksikäsi-Edward – Finland
Strihoruky Edward – Czechoslovakia

Extracts included in
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996)
Hollywood vs Religion (1994)

See also
Edward Penishands (1991)
Edward Penishands 2 (1991)
Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl (2002)



  • Entertainment Weekly no.559 (15 September 2000) p.54 – DVD review (by Marc Bernardin)
  • Première April 1991 p.21 – review (by Patrick Fabre)
  • Studio April 1991 p.21 – review (by Michel Rebichon)


  • Expresso, Cartaz 27 September 1997 – review (by João Lopes)


  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.117 – credits, review
  • The Illustrated Frankenstein Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.129 – credits, review