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Director:
Writers:
Stephen King (title only) (credit removed following lawsuit)
Brett Leonard (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
6 March 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
God made him simple. Science made him a god.
Plot:
A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(69 articles)
User Reviews:
Not an absolute masterpiece, but well worth the rental See more (91 total) »

Cast

  (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:

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 
Lisa Bromwell (director's cut)
 
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)
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)
 
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)
 
Stunts
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
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Cindy Parisotto .... assistant editor
Kevin D. Ross .... associate editor
 
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
Simon McGuire .... visual consultant
Brian McMillan .... animal trainer
Dana Ostrow .... production assistant
Ginny Rankin .... assistant: Mr. Fahey
Jewels Satterfield .... production assistant
Brad Stephens .... publicist
 
Thanks
Brian Rogers .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Virtual Wars" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, sensuality and a scene of violence
Runtime:
107 min | USA:140 min (director's cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jenny Wright did only the close-ups in the VR strobe scene because the strobe light made her sick. Her wide-angle shots were done using a double, and the close-ups to her face were done with a blue screen so that she didn't have to move.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Timms is upbraiding Angelo for being naive, he says that money has been dirty "...since the Catholic Church got involved in banking 300 years ago." But in fact, the Knights Templar (an arm of the Catholic Church) first began banking in 1129 A.D. Timms was off by 600 years.See more »
Quotes:
Jobe Smith:Mind over matter Dr. Angelo, not a miracle - a fact.See more »
Soundtrack:
Game of HeartsSee more »

FAQ

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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34 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Not an absolute masterpiece, but well worth the rental, 12 April 2000
Author: millennia-2 from In shame (2005 update)

I got 'The Lawnmower Man' as part of one of those 'Buy a pizza and get a free movie' deals, and I put off watching it. And put it off more. And more, until finally I had nothing else to do, so I popped it in the VCR and sat back. Two and half hours later (It was the director's cut- don't see the normal version as it is not nearly as good) it instantly became one of my favorite movies, so I rewound it and watched it again.

To date I have seen it four of five times, as it has problems, it's not very fast paced, but is terribly engaging and Fahey is superb in the lead. The writing isn't great, but is passable, and the computer effects, though far from the center of the story, are excellent.

If you haven't seen it yet, or have only seen the normal version, it is well worth the rental, or even purchase.

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