Running with Scissors (film)

Running with Scissors is a 2006 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Ryan Murphy, based on Augusten Burroughs' 2002 memoir of the same name, and starring Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Jill Clayburgh and Gwyneth Paltrow. The semi-autobiographical account of Burroughs' childhood (when his real name was still Christopher Robison), based on his best-selling book, received mixed reviews as a film.

Running with Scissors
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRyan Murphy
Screenplay byRyan Murphy
Based onRunning with Scissors
by Augusten Burroughs
Produced by
CinematographyChristopher Baffa
Edited byByron Smith, ACE
Music byJames S. Levine
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • October 27, 2006 (2006-10-27)
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$7 million[1]

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