Clinton St. Theater presents THE LAWNMOWER MAN

Clinton St. Theater presents THE LAWNMOWER MAN

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The Lawnmower Man echoes Frankenstein and a zillion other noble-scientist-whose-experiment-goes-awry movies.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

The Lawnmower Man is an ambitious not-quite failure that almost dared King to sue from moment one, but is still worth a watch if you love aged computer graphics and shlocky cheese.

David Rollison, The Spool

The Lawnmower Man has it all -- melodramatic plot, bad acting, special effects that will undoubtedly seem cheesy in about five minutes and even a concluding sequence in which the usual lofty moral is voiced.

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

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THE LAWNMOWER MAN
Director: 
Brett Leonard
Country: 
United Kingdom, Japan, United States
Year: 
1992
Runtime: 
108 minutes

The eccentric Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) puts mentally disabled landscaper Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey) on a regimen of experimental pills and computer-simulated training sequences in hopes of augmenting the man's intelligence. In time Jobe becomes noticeably brighter and also begins to fare much better with the opposite sex. But, as he develops psychic powers, he realizes that those around him have taken advantage of his simplicity his whole life, and he plots a bloody revenge.