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Study Guide - Edward Scissorhands: Home

A guide to assist in the study of this film by providing background information and additional resources


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Photography by
Written by
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Music by

Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction

Rated PG-13

105 minutes

Further information can be obtained from

Hollywood Back Stories - Part 1 : Edward Scissorhands

Hollywood Back Stories - Part 2 : Edward Scissorhands

Exploring Edward Scissorhands


Edward Scissorhands tells the story of Edward, a boy found living alone in a dark mansion on the top of a mountain. Edward is the creation of an elderly inventor who dies before he can replace Edward's scissor hands with conventional hands.

The motherly Peg takes Edward under her wing and invites him into her home to live as part of her family.

The world into which Edward is placed is a model of pastel-coloured conformity. Initially he is welcomed by the rest of the community as an entertaining oddity but is brutally rejected when things go wrong.

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