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The Lawnmower Man (1992)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  6 March 1992 (USA)
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Mark Bringelson ...
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Terry McKeen
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Father Francis McKeen
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Colleen Coffey ...
Caroline Angelo
Jim Landis ...
Ed Walts
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Lieutenant Goodwin
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Carla Parkette
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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>

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God made him simple. Science made him a god.

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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  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$32,101,000 (USA)
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Trivia

New Line Cinema released The Lawnmower Man (1992), and the producers had a script called Cyber God. They combined the two, using Stephen King's original title. King was furious at this abuse of his name and he sued the studio to have his name and title removed from the film and promotion. They refused until the studio was ordered to pay $10,000 and full profits. See more »

Goofs

When Timms is upbraiding Angelo for being naive, he says that money has been dirty "...since the Catholic Church got involved in banking 300 years ago." But in fact, the Knights Templar (an arm of the Catholic Church) first began banking in 1129 A.D. Timms was off by 600 years. See more »

Quotes

Jobe Smith: Ah, there he is. The "good" Father McKeen. Took in the poor idiot nobody wanted.
Father Francis McKeen: The devil has gotten inside you, Jobe. I can see it. It's that Dr. Angelo. He's corrupted you.
Jobe Smith: JUDGEMENT DAY IS HERE!
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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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