Edit
The Lawnmower Man (1992) Poster

Trivia

Jump to: Spoilers (1)
The scene where the cop says that the missing piece of the dead man is in the bird bath is the only thing in the entire movie that was in Stephen King's short story.
Early versions of the film claimed that they were related to a Stephen King work. King did write a short story called "The Lawnmower Man", but it was completely different to the movie. King sued the film makers, and had his name removed from the film.
New Line Cinema released The Lawnmower Man (1992), and the producers had a script called Cyber God. They combined the two, using Stephen King's original title. King was furious at this abuse of his name and he sued the studio to have his name and title removed from the film and promotion. They refused until the studio was ordered to pay $10,000 and full profits.
The eight minutes of computer generated special effects took seven people eight months to complete on a budget of $500,000.
Dr Angelo's line "I've decided to take my work back underground..." was used as a sample in the intro track for the Music For The Jilted Generation album by The Prodigy
When Dr. Angelo stimulates Jobe's brain using virtual reality, the symbols that fly at Jobe, at close inspection, are Kabbalistic mystical symbols with ancient Hebrew writing around them.
5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The group that runs the experiment, called The Shop, is from another Stephen King book titled Firestarter.
5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
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.
3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
A remote-controlled lawnmower was specifically built for the movie.
5 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Jobe's hair was initially going to be red, but was changed to bleached-blond because red hair didn't look realistic on Jeff Fahey.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Last feature of Jeremy Slate.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
During the scene where Dr. Angelo first brings Jobe to VSI. A sample was used by Phace in the song Brainwave.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The first scene shot was one of the meetings between Pierce Brosnan's character and government executives.
2 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
There are three video games based on the movie. Scrolling action game The Lawnmower Man (1993) for Game Boy, Genesis and SNES loosely follows the plot of the movie. FMV adventure game The Lawnmower Man (1993) for DOS, Macintosh and SEGA CD uses clips from the movie and is a direct sequel to the movie, since Its plot begins where the movie ends. Adventure game Cyberwar (1994) for DOS and PlayStation is a non-FMV sequel to the FMV game.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Mara Duronslet, aka Mara Everett (hotel clerk), also appeared in Peter Gabriel''s Kiss That Frog video. An expanded version of that music video toured the country in 1993 as the Mindblender, a simulator ride with computer effects similar in style to The Lawnmower Man.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The shot of Dr. Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) releasing Jobe with a badly damaged head from the strobe was realized using a mannequin with a plaster head.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page