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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Directors
Brett Leonard
Screenwriters
Brett Leonard
Gimel Everett
Stephen King
Running Time
108 minutes

Lawnmower Man
A scientist manages to super-enhance the brain of a retarded gardener, making him now super-intelligent.


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Plot
A ground breaking scientist manages to invent a machine that can turn a mental patient in one of the cleverest people on Earth, using it on his retarded gardener first of all, with the outcome proving beneficial for everyone. Sadly though, the equipment gets into the governments hands and they try to include it with an 'anger' chip that turns the participant into an A Grade killing machine.


Verdict
When released Virtual Reality was the new craze, but now times have changes and the effects aren't so impressive anymore. With a Stephen King story, you can almost guess where it's headed but it's harmless fun all the same with Brosnan giving a good performance.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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