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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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4,548 ( 411)

On TV

Airs Wed. Dec. 27, 3:05 PM on TMC

ON DISC
3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

The group that runs the experiment, called The Shop, is from Firestarter, another King book. 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: 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of The Lawnmower Man (1987) 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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