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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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Cast

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Marnie Burke
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Sebastian Timms
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Father Francis McKeen
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The Director
Colleen Coffey ...
Jim Landis ...
Ed Walts
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Lieutenant Goodwin
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Carla Parkette
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Peter Parkette
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Security Chief
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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

Taglines:

God made him simple. Science made him a god.

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,751,971, 8 March 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,101,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Dr. Angelo stimulates Jobe's brain using virtual reality, the symbols that fly at Jobe, at close inspection, are Kabbalistic mystical symbols with ancient Hebrew writing around them. 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

Jobe Smith: Mind over matter Dr. Angelo, not a miracle - a fact.
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the movie, just after the New Line Cinema logo, the following Virtual Reality 'statement' is given (the director stated that this was rewritten many times): By the turn of the millenium a technology known as VIRTUAL REALITY will be in widespread use. It will allow you to enter computer generated artificial worlds as unlimited as the imagination itself. Its creators foresee millions of positive uses - while others fear it as a new from of mind control... See more »

Connections

References THX 1138 (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Jobe's Fury
Written and Performed by Sterling
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
One Version Good, One Version Bad
13 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

When many people (who have seen it) hear of Lawnmower Man, they immediatelycringe and think of a poor rendition of a movie and wonder why the actors who were in it... were in it. The Director's Cut fills in so many blanks left out by the "normal" version that it isn't even funny to think about the "normal" version anymore. The Director's Cut should have been the one to reach press, and the public... The show was done well with excellent storyline.


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