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The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 6 March 1992 (USA)
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Airs Thu. Mar. 01, 6:00 PM on TMC

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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
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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.

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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  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The eight minutes of computer generated effects took seven people eight months to complete on a budget of five hundred thousand dollars. See more »

Goofs

As Dr. Angelo is telling Caroline that she doesn't understand what he is going through, he rubs his eyes with his empty left hand in close-up. In the next shot, a cigarette has suddenly appeared in his hand as he pulls his hand from his eyes. See more »

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Jobe Smith: I am god here!
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This Film is Dedicated to the Memory of Our Co-Producer MILTON SUBOTSKY See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Live Wire (2010) See more »

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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 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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