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Loosely based on a short story by [[Performer~P97473~Stephen King~stephenking]], The Lawnmower Man was the first film to explore virtual reality technology and boasts a dazzling collection of computer-animated sequences. The story concerns the slightly-mad scientist Dr. Lawrence Angelo ([[Performer~P8836~Pierce Brosnan~piercebrosnan]]), who as part of a secret government agency called Cybertech has been experimenting with something termed "intelligence enhancement." By using drugs and virtual reality technology, Angelo has managed to boost the IQ of experimental chimps. But he also makes them more aggressive and, bit by bit, they go insane. When one of his animal subjects goes on a rampage, Angelo decides to go for a human guinea pig instead -- Jobe Smith ([[Performer~P22478~Jeff Fahey~jefffahey]]), a slightly retarded man who cuts his lawn. Not only do Jobe's intelligence and sex-drive improve thanks to Angelo's regimen, but he also develops extrasensory perception. As Jobe's mental and emotional state keeps increasing, so does his strength. As he gains more power, Jobe becomes angrier and more vindictive until he vows to get even with all the town's people that patronized him and treated him badly. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:March 6, 1992

Cast

Jeff Fahey
as Jobe Smith
Pierce Brosnan
as Dr. Lawrence Angelo
Jenny Wright
as Marnie Burke
Geoffrey Lewis
as Terry McKeen
Mark Bringelson
as Sebastian Timms
Jeremy Slate
as Father McKeen
Dean Norris
as Director
Denney Pierce
as Skinhead Guard
John Laughlin
as Jake Simpson
Rosalee Mayeux
as Carla Parkette
Joey Simrin
as 2nd Boy
Roger Rook
as Older Guard
Doug Hutchison
as Security Technician
Dale Raoul
as Dolly
Randall Fontana
as Hotel Waiter
Austin O'Brien
as Peter Parkette
Craig Benton
as White Coat
Craig Hosking
as Helicopter Pilot
Joe Hart
as Patrolman Cooley
Ray Lykins
as Harold Parkette
Jim Landis
as Ed Walts
Colleen Coffey
as Caroline Angelo
Michael Valverde
as Day Gate Guard
Steffan Gregory Foster
as Letchworth
Frank Collison
as Night Gate Guard
Mara Duronslet
as Young Woman Clerk
Jonathan Smart
as Assistant
Troy Evans
as Lt. Goodwin
Michael Gregory
as Security Chief
Duane Byrne
as Letchworth Buddy

Crew

Brett Leonard
Director
Gimel Everett
Producer
Brett Leonard
Screenwriter
Gimel Everett
Screenwriter
Russell Carpenter
Cinematographer
Dan Wyman
Composer (Music Score)
Alan E. Baumgarten
Editor
Alex McDowell
Production Designer
Masao Takiyama
Associate Producer
Peter A. McRae
Associate Producer
Robert Pringle
Executive Producer
Edward Simons
Executive Producer
Steve Lane
Executive Producer
Clive Turner
Executive Producer
Mary Jane Fort
Costume Designer
Frank Ceglia
Special Effects
Dan Bradley
Stunts
Patrick Rush
Casting
Sally Dennison
Casting
Stephen King
Short Story Author
Alex Funke
Visual Effects
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