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.


Joyce, I just saw this strange guy drop in with

Peg. I didn't get a very good look at him. He

looked kind of pale. Okay, I'll be right there.

Don't do anything without me. Okay? Bye.


Yes, I'll be right there.


Here we are. So, oh, this is the living room

and back here, the bedrooms. You want to see

the pictures? All right. Well, this is my

husband, Bill. He's a bowling champion. Do you

know what bowling is? Bowling? Well, here they

are down at the lake, fishing. I think Kevin

looks a little glum Because they didn't catch

anything that day. And here's my daughter, Kim.

All dressed up the junior prom. She's a senior

now. I can't believe it. She's camping in the

mountains with some friends, but she'll be back

in a few days and you can meet her then. Isn't

she beautiful? That's my family. Now, go on,

dear. I'll show you the rest of the house. Then

you can just freshen up and make yourself at

home. Okay? That's the kitchen over there. You

help yourself to anything you want to eat or

drink. Those are grapes. Back here are the

bedrooms. Let me get you some towels, then I

will see what we can find to wear. You know

what? I think I have some of Bill's old clothes

in here. This is perfect. Here. These should

just fit you.

(The phone rings.)

Oh, no, no. Don't be alarmed. That's just a

phone. Now you can go in Kim's room and put

these on. I'll be right with you.


No, no, scissors. That's right. Well, he was

born up there or something. Have you seen him

before? No, I don't think he's been off the

grounds before today. You're kidding. How did

you get together with him? I have to go. I'll

talk to you later Margie, Bye-bye.

(to Edward)

I'm sorry Edward, I didn't... oh, dear. May I

help you with this?

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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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