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The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 6 March 1992 (USA)
A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

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Terry McKeen
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Father Francis McKeen
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The Director
Colleen Coffey ...
Caroline Angelo
Jim Landis ...
Ed Walts
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Lieutenant Goodwin
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Carla Parkette
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Security Chief
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Patrolman Cooley
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Jake Simpson
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Storyline

A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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God made him simple. Science made him a god.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sensuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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6 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$32,101,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are three video games based on the movie. Scrolling action game The Lawnmower Man (1993) for Game Boy, Genesis and SNES loosely follows the plot of the movie. FMV adventure game The Lawnmower Man (1993) for DOS, Macintosh and SEGA CD uses clips from the movie and is a direct sequel to the movie, since Its plot begins where the movie ends. Adventure game Cyberwar (1994) for DOS and PlayStation is a non-FMV sequel to the FMV game. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film text appears explaining virtual reality; one of the very first words printed is 'Millenium' which should have been spelled 'Millennium'. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Angelo: Jobe, listen to yourself right now. The first sign of psychosis is a Christ complex.
Jobe Smith: CyberChrist.
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Crazy Credits

This Film is Dedicated to the Memory of Our Co-Producer MILTON SUBOTSKY See more »

Connections

Referenced in El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Game of Hearts
Written by Gregg Leonard, Joel Hazard
Performed by Creative Rite
Courtesy of Reality Buffers Music
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Value this movie as you live in early 90's
27 July 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in early 90's (1991?) and a that time I spaced out on the special effects. In Amsterdam where I lived at that time there were enough helpful "items" which influences the way of experiencing movies. So with a little "green" help this really was a great movie. Imagine that it is possible to alter your personality or intelligence by experiencing virtual reality. Scary, but interesting thought.

Nowadays I still think it was a strong movie for that time. Just use your imagination and don't compare it to real life and Matrix kind of movies and you'll enjoy it.

If you have no imagination leave it in the box.


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