Edward Scissorhands script
Synopsis: A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being -- the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg's teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward's hands make him an outcast.

PEG:

Hello. Hello. Why are you hiding back there?

You don't have to hide from me. I'm Peg Boggs.

I'm your local Avon representative and I'm as

harmless as cherry pie.

(Peg sees Edward's scissorhands.)

Oh my! I can see that I've disturbed you. How

stupid of me! I'll just be going now.

EDWARD:

Don't go.

PEG:

Oh my! What happened to you?

EDWARD:

I'm not finished.

PEG:

Uh, put those down. Don't come any closer. Just

please... Those are your hands? Those are your

hands. What happened to you? Where are your

parents? Hum... Your mother? Your father?

EDWARD:

He didn't wake up.

PEG:

Are you alone? Do you live up here all by

yourself? What happened to your face? Hum, you

know, I won't hurt you. But at the very least

let me give you a good astringent and this will

help to prevent infection. What's your name?

EDWARD:

Edward.

PEG:

Edward? I think you should just come home with

me.

(Peg takes Edward to her home)

PEG:

Oh!

EDWARD:

I'm-I'm sorry.

PEG:

No, Don't be. You go ahead and look you have

every reason to be excited.

PEG:

Oh! Are you ok?

EDWARD:

Are you ok?

(Ring)

HELEN:

Hello.

MARGIE:

Hi, it's Margie. Listen, I was standing outside

talking to Carol and Peg drove by, she had

somebody in the car.

HELEN:

Did you get a good look?

MARGIE:

No, did she say anything to you, about having

guest?

HELEN:

She didn't say anything. She rang my doorbell

early this morning.

MARGIE:

No, ok, I'll meet you on the corner. Right,

Bye.

(Birds signal)

HELEN:

Oh, damn!

PEG:

Here we go, dear. This is our house. And you

can just go right in and make yourself right at

home. OK? And just, well have something to eat

or drink, whatever you... Here, dear. Here

you... This is the front door here, Here we go,

right in here.

(A woman talks on the phone)

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Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson (born April 23, 1956) is an American novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer. She wrote the screenplays for Tim Burton's films Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Corpse Bride. She co-wrote the story for Edward Scissorhands and recently co-adapted a new stage version of the film with director and choreographer Matthew Bourne. Thompson also adapted the screenplay for the film version of Wicked Lovely, a bestselling fantasy series, in 2011, but the production was put into turnaround. more…

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