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Release Date:
6 March 1992 (USA) See more »
God made him simple. Science made him a god.
A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Fahey ... Jobe Smith

Pierce Brosnan ... Dr. Lawrence Angelo

Jenny Wright ... Marnie Burke
Mark Bringelson ... Sebastian Timms

Geoffrey Lewis ... Terry McKeen
Jeremy Slate ... Father Francis McKeen

Dean Norris ... The Director
Colleen Coffey ... Caroline Angelo
Jim Landis ... Ed Walts

Troy Evans ... Lieutenant Goodwin

Rosalee Mayeux ... Carla Parkette

Austin O'Brien ... Peter Parkette

Michael Gregory ... Security Chief

Joe Hart ... Patrolman Cooley

John Laughlin ... Jake Simpson

Ray Lykins ... Harold Parkette
Michael Valverde ... Day Gate Guard (as Mike Valverde)

Dale Raoul ... Dolly

Frank Collison ... Night Gate Guard

John Smart ... Assistant (as Jonathan Smart)
Stephen Gregory Foster ... Letchworth (as Steffen Gregory Foster)

Doug Hutchison ... Security Tech

Denney Pierce ... Skinhead Guard
Roger Rook ... Older Guard
Craig Benton ... White Coat
Randall Fontana ... Hotel Waiter
Mara Duronslet ... Young Woman Clerk
Duane Byrne ... Letchworth Buddy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Holman ... Crime Scene Detective (uncredited)

Darrell Mapson ... Guard - Struggle with Dr. Angelo (uncredited)

Directed by
Brett Leonard 
Writing credits
Stephen King (title only) (credit removed following lawsuit)

Brett Leonard (screenplay) and
Gimel Everett (screenplay)

Produced by
Gimel Everett .... producer
Steven A. Lane .... executive producer
Peter A. McRae .... associate producer
Robert Pringle .... executive producer
Edward Simons .... executive producer
Milton Subotsky .... co-producer
Masao Takiyama .... associate producer
Clive Turner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dan Wyman 
Cinematography by
Russell Carpenter 
Film Editing by
Alan Baumgarten 
Casting by
Sally Dennison 
Patrick Rush 
Production Design by
Alex McDowell 
Art Direction by
Chris Farmer 
Set Decoration by
Jacqueline Masson 
Costume Design by
Mary Jane Fort 
Makeup Department
Heidi Williams .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Lisa Cochran-Neilan .... unit production manager: second unit
Brian Rogers .... production manager (Project Development)
Patricia Whitcher .... production manager (as Patty Whitcher)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gimel Everett .... second unit director
Sarah Johnstone .... second assistant director (as Sarah Nugent Johnstone)
Mara J. Lee .... second second assistant director
Ian McVey .... first assistant director
John Scherer .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Jeff Balsmeyer .... storyboard artist
Tony Chaney .... property maker
Wayne Daddio .... scenic artist
Stewart Dickson .... props
Andrea Dopaso .... set designer
Dragon Dronet .... weapons and props
Michael Grover Forster .... construction foreman (as Michael 'Grover' Forster)
Riley 'Sean' Jones .... on-set dresser
Steve La Ponsie .... scenic artist
Jeffrey A. Leake .... construction leadman (as Jeff 'Quiet Man' Leake)
John Marshall .... props
Rosalyn Myles .... set dresser
Tim Price .... assistant set decorator
Eric Ramsey .... storyboard artist
Chris Santini .... carpenter
R. Vincent Smith .... assistant property master
Steven Suchman .... assistant art director
Jon Tucker .... swing gang
Brook Yeaton .... property master
Paul Vincent Fusco .... props (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... prop maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Russell C. Fager .... sound mixer
Randy Honaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis Patterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip Raves .... adr editor
Frank Serafine .... supervising sound editor
Elmo Weber .... digital sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Erick Brennan .... special effects supervisor
Frank Ceglia .... special effects coordinator
Tom Ceglia .... special effects
Brian Christensen .... special effects
Michael Deak .... special effects assistant
Gabreal Franklin .... special effects crew
Paul Haines .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Francesco Chiarini .... visual effects supervisor
Mikel Evins .... animator: Bay Area Macintosh Development Team
Alex Funke .... bluescreen director of photography
Michael Kory .... fire man graphics
Paul Lewis .... digital effects artist
Matthew Maclaurin .... animator: Bay Area Macintosh Development Team
Rodd Matsui .... stop-motion animator
Ken Pearce .... visual effects: Xaos
Henry Preston .... digital artist
Drex Reed .... visual effects crew
Jimi Simmons .... visual effects artist
Mark Smith-Arcarese .... animator: 'Bay Area Macintosh Development Team'
David Stipes .... visual effects: David Stipes Productions (uncredited)
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Bobby Burns .... stunts
Laura Dash .... stunt double
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bloom .... additional second assistant camera
Marty Collins .... photographer: second unit
Doug Dole .... grip
Anthony Doublin .... minature photographer
Wes Houle .... rigging gaffer
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... grip
David R. Kohn .... best boy
Vojislav Mikulic .... gaffer
Lloyd Moriarity .... key grip
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas .... electrician
Donna Willinsky .... still photographer
Casting Department
Cheryl Faye .... extras casting
Patricia Troy .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Bulac .... specialty costumes
Leticia Sandoval .... specialty costumes
Editorial Department
Elizabeth Castro .... first assistant editor
Lisa Cholodenko .... assistant editor
Cindy Parisotto .... assistant editor
Kevin D. Ross .... associate editor
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Music Department
Jurgen Brauninger .... orchestrator
Jurgen Brauninger .... score realization
Transportation Department
Jody Bingenheimer .... driver
Bruce Comtois .... unit driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Mike Painter .... transportation
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Katalin Kovacs Rogers .... script supervisor
Michael Larsen .... production assistant
Simon McGuire .... visual consultant
Brian McMillan .... animal trainer
Dana Ostrow .... production assistant
Ginny Rankin .... assistant: Mr. Fahey
Jewels Satterfield .... production assistant
Brad Stephens .... publicist
Brian Rogers .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man" - USA (complete title)
"Virtual Wars" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for language, sensuality and a scene of violence
108 min | USA:140 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

A remote-controlled lawnmower was specifically built for the movie.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Jobe Smith:This technology has peeled back a layer to reveal another universe. Virtual reality will grow, just as the telegraph grew to the telephone - as the radio to the TV - it will be everywhere.
Dr. Lawrence Angelo:You're having delusions, Jobe. Struggle for reason!
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Movie Connections:
Jobe's FurySee more »


What's the story behind the lawsuit of King vs. New Line Cinema?
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
Is the film based on a book?
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29 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Was a good movie at the time and it still is, 8 December 1999
Author: Fusion-8

I went to see this movie in the theater when it was released. At the time the graphics were not dated in any way shape or form. Where is VR today? I recently bought the DVD and after watching it and remembering that it was an eight (8) year old movie, I still enjoyed it. I have seen a few VR games in arcades and to be honest the graphics today aren't much better than they were in this movie. I have seen a lot of comments about the effects being dated and I think that should be common sense when watching an older movie. When I watch Tron I don't think that the graphics are dated, I just remember that the movie was made in 1982 and effects and computer animation weren't the same back then as they are today. Most older movies have that look when compared to today's special effects. I always take that into account when watching older movies. I enjoyed Lawnmower Man then, now and I will the next time I watch it. I will keep it in my DVD collection.

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