Edward Scissorhands

Trivia: This role of Inventor played by Vincent Price would be his very last in a motion picture. Shortly after narrating and starring in a couple of television shows and a voice-over for an animated film, he passed away in 1993.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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Trivia: When Edward is driven into town, the car passes a house with children playing on a slip 'n' slide on the front lawn. The boy running and sliding is future Backstreet Boy Nick Carter.

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Trivia: When Peg Boggs enters the mansion for the first time, there is spikey shadow on the wall at the top of the stairs. Listen carefully and you can hear scissors snipping and the shadow will move - it is Edward looking down to see the stranger in his house.

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Trivia: Johnny Depp seems to get his look for Edward Scissorhands from the classic Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. Watch the original version of Dr. Caligari and notice how much the look and mannerisms of the somnambulist Cesare resemble Edward. The hair, the eyes, Even the makeup is similar.

Montesol
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Trivia: In the scene where Peg Boggs comes into the mansion she backs up to the base of the staircase. Right behind her, you'll see a statue which looks like the Oogie Boogie man in The Nightmare Before Christmas, released a few years later.

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Trivia: Michael Jackson wanted to play the role of Edward Scissorhands, but Johnny Depp was cast instead. (Entertainment Weekly, 5 Mar 2010).

Tricia Webster Premium member
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Trivia: Johnny Depp only speaks 169 words in the entire film.

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Trivia: The neighborhood in which the film takes place is a real development in Southern Florida. During filming, the residents of the development stayed in a local motel. While the homes were repainted by the film crew to give the neighborhood the creepy pastel look, the insides were left as they were.

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Trivia: In an interview, Tim Burton, who directed the movie, told the interviewer that it was based upon his own life growing up in Burbank, CA as a teen seen as different from the others.

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Continuity mistake: Before Edward is looking at the family pictures you can see some scars on his face are open, when the camera focuses back on him the scars are closed.

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Jim: I'd give my left nut to see that again.

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Question: I have seen the movie several times, but I cannot figure this out. Why does Jim want to steal items from his own house in order to get money for a car? If the plan had been successful, his father would probably find it strange that he had money for a car after their house was robbed. Especially because Jim's father is aware that Jim wants a car, since Jim complained about his father being too "cheap" to buy him one. Would it not make more sense to rob another person's house?

Answer: If the robbery had been successful, Jim would have been able to accuse Edward of robbing the house with his friends backing him up. Jim probably would have kept the car at a friend's house to avoid suspicion. Since the house belongs to Jim's father, nobody would question him going inside. If Jim and his friends tried to rob someone else's house, there would be the chance that somebody would be home or that a burglar alarm could go off and alert the neighbors and the police.

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