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The Lawnmower Man (1992)

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

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Mark Bringelson ...
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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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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>

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God made him simple. Science made him a god.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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)  »

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Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,101,000 (USA)
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The first scene shot was one of the meetings between Pierce Brosnan's character and government executives. See more »

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After he transitions into The Shop's computer mainframe, Job is unable to defuse the bombs that Angelo has placed throughout the facility because, as Angelo himself notes, he's trapped there until he can inhabit the entire planet, as he plans. But Job is able to unlock The Shop's doors to allow Angelo and Peter to escape. 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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This Film is Dedicated to the Memory of Our Co-Producer MILTON SUBOTSKY See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: X-Men: First Class (2011) See more »

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an early look at the coming power of computers
12 July 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Stories about a simple person getting turned into something more seem pretty common in movies, but none are like "The Lawnmower Man". Portraying scientist Pierce Brosnan turning retarded Jeff Fahey into a super-genius (with unintended consequences), this is one movie destined to blow your mind. The visual effects were beyond impressive even for 1992, but they never dominate the movie. We might say that the movie deals with the dangers of people relying too much on technology, and also the dangers of militarism, but even aside from that, this is a movie worth seeing. Check it out.

Oh, and I think that we can all agree that the sequel needs to be avoided at all costs.


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