The Lawnmower Man

Synopsis: A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Brett Leonard
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min


Jobe, lad!

Ah, Jobe!

I feel like you

live in the top of a tree.

Come on, boy. Let's go.

Grass is waiting for you.

Oh, no.

Did me brother have you

doing penance all night again?

What did you do?


OK, well...

It's OK, Jobe boy.

It's OK. It's me, Terry.

Come on. Here.

Go get a shirt on,

then we'll go, OK?

What have we got here?


Oh, no.

Oh, my God,

would you look at this?

You finished Big Red.


Aye, you're magic

with a machine, boy.

Look at this.

Could we try it...

try it today, Terry?

I don't see why not.

Go fill up the gas can, Jobe.

Get me a candy bar.

Hey, Pop, could you

move that shit before Christmas?

Fill her up.

Hey, Jake, that's dangerous.

You forget who

you're talking to, half-wit?

That's dangerous.

Jobe, boy, go ahead

and finish what you're doing.

He's smoking, Terry.

That's right. I'm smoking.

Why don't you shut the f*ck up

and fill your gas tank?

Jake, he don't mean no harm.

One of these fucking...

Jake, how's your old man doing?

Worse than ever!

Angelo is

like all brilliant types...


But we tolerate them at The Shop

as long as they perform...

and Angelo

has certainly done that.

Project Five is very impressive.

Mr. Director, without Angelo,

there is no Project Five.

Well, he'll be back...

one way...

or another.


Rapid descent.


God damn it, Caroline.

Never unplug a program

when I'm engaged.

You just

ruined the whole effect.

Falling, floating, and flying?

So, what's next, fucking?

What are you pissed off about?

You said you were

going to take me to the city...

but as usual you're hooked up

into that machine.

Well, why didn't you remind me?

I did.

Oh, babe, I'm sorry.

Oh, Caroline.

I'm sorry.

This is not a good time

for me right now.

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Brett Leonard

Brett Leonard (born May 14, 1959) is an American film director, producer and music video director specializing in the science fiction and horror genres. A few of his films such as The Lawnmower Man (1992) and Virtuosity (1995) feature groundbreaking computer animation and visual effects. The Lawnmower Man is considered the first, seminal film to feature "virtual reality" as a cautionary tale becoming the number one commercially successful independent film of 1992, budgeted at just under $6 million and eventually earning over $150 million worldwide.Virtuosity became the first major film to feature nanotechnology set in a cyberpunk-based future with Brett Leonard casting Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington together, a full 12 years before they would again co-star in American Gangster. more…

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