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Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

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Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ... See full summary »

Director:

Farhad Mann

Writers:

Farhad Mann (story), Michael Miner (story) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Bergin ... Dr. Benjamin Trace
Matt Frewer ... Jobe Smith
Austin O'Brien ... Peter Parkette
Ely Pouget ... Dr. Cori Platt
Camille Cooper ... Jennifer
Patrick LaBrecque Patrick LaBrecque ... Shawn (as Patrick La Brecque)
Crystal Celeste Grant Crystal Celeste Grant ... Jade
Sean P. Young Sean P. Young ... Travis
Mathew Valencia Mathew Valencia ... Homeless Kid
Kevin Conway ... Jonathan Walker
Trever O'Brien ... Young Peter
Richard Fancy ... Senator Greenspan
Ellis Williams Ellis Williams ... Chief of Security
Castulo Guerra ... Guillermo
Molly Shannon ... Homeless Lady
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Storyline

Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and use. But what Walker doesn't realize is a group of teenage hackers are on to him and out to stop his plan. Written by AC

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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God made him simple. Science made him a god. Now, he wants revenge.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action/violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Austin O'Brien is the only returning cast member from the first film. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the first movie, Jobe's body was hideously stretched by his complete transfer into VR space, and there is no way he could have survived in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Cori Platt: [running with Peter] By the way, who are you?
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Crazy Credits

The last two minutes of the five-minute credits are completely silent (laserdisc and DVD at least). Whether there was originally any music there is not clear. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are several differences between the original widescreen laserdisc and the DVD at the start and end. Both versions use the "Jobe's War" subtitle and it is unclear if that was used theatrically. -Laserdisc start: Windowboxed silent New Line Cinema logo (A Turner Company) the same size and shape as the 4:3 clips that open the movie. -DVD start (widescreen and 4:3): newer NLC logo with music (An AOL Time Warner Company) filling the screen, even taller than the movie's widescreen image on the widescreen version. -Laserdisc credits: image fades, after a moment crawl comes up from bottom, ends with the movie's title (Jobe's War version). -DVD credits: image fades, suddenly picture jumps 10 seconds ahead so the crawl is already halfway up the screen (music does not jump), and ends without the movie's title but with a short silent (new) NLC logo (widescreen) or no logo at all (4:3). See more »

Connections

References WarGames (1983) See more »

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The Abortion That Somehow Survived...
14 June 2004 | by votokSee all my reviews

An epic of unbounded worthlessness...

I always hate it when the sequel ignores the ending of the previous film and come up with a nonsensical way to continue the series on(Escape from the Planet of the Apes was the first to do that, though there was some redeeming value to continuing that particular series).

Anyway, dreadful as a descriptive term is not really enough. Abomination is more apt. Somehow the future has become a rainy Blade-Runner-esqe culture with lots of orphan kids banding together in subterranean hovels hacking the net and using words like "cool" a lot while fighting the Big Evil Fascist Programming Corporation. And becoming allied to Neo-Navaho Chip designers who've moved in to the Unibomber's cabin.

Enough with trying to describe this spam on film. It's main star, like the plot, has no legs to stand on right from the outset.

The Computer animation was far inferior to the first film, like low-grade hamburger is to prime-rib. Hamburger left out on the counter overnight. Phew!

A list of the faults and problems with this film could fill volumes and I'd just like to say AVOID THIS TORTURE, especially if you halfway liked the first film. This one completely ruins the first and even complaining about it won't help the sour taste left in your mouth after you swallow back your own bile.

Really, really ghastly...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,428,658, 14 January 1996

Gross USA:

$2,409,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,409,225
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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