THE LAWNMOWER MAN

Brett Leonard, USA, 1992, Shout! Factory, Horror

“The godfather of cyberthrillers.” - Outlaw Vern

Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) is a brilliant scientist obsessed with perfecting virtual reality software. When his experiments on animals fail, he finds the ideal substitute: Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey), a slow-witted gardener. Dr. Angelo's goal is to benefit his human guinea pig and ultimately mankind itself, but evil lurks within the guise of "The Shop," a shadowy group that seeks to use the technology to create an invincible war machine. When the experiments change the simple Jobe into a superhuman being, the stage is set for a Jekyll-and-Hyde struggle for the control of Jobe's mind and the future of the world.

THE LAWNMOWER MAN stood tall at that late 20th century intersection of technology and art. It even managed to earn a sequel and accolades from major outlets like Variety, who praised its ”dazzling computer animation and special effects.” But don’t take their word for it; experience the many reasons this reckless sci-fi techno-showdown has been rediscovered as a major ‘90s crowdpleaser!

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Details

  • 108 min
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP

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