- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 16, 1997
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Animated Sequences with Original Music
- Interviews: Cast
- Deleted Scenes (12)
- Comparisons: Film-to-Storyboard Comparison
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Star Highlights Showcasing Clips From Three Other Movies
- Audio Commentary:
- Brett Leonard - Director
- Gimel Everett - Producer
- Scene Access
- Animated Interactive Menus
- Filmographies: Cast
- Biographies: Cast
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 03/06/1992
"...Every scene in this cautionary tale about science running amok has spectacular views, unusual camera angles and moves, or dazzlingly outré computer effects..."
USA Today - 09/04/1992
"...The film's computer graphics are impressive..."
A simpleton gardener is transformed into a malevolent mega-genius by a scientist using virtual reality software in THE LAWNMOWER MAN, which uses excellent computer graphic animation by Angel Studios.
A reasonably benevolent scientist decides to test his virtual reality computer program on a mentally-retarded young gardener who has often been brutally taunted, teased and exploited. The experiment, which sends nearly-real computer generated impulses to the man's brain, results in the gardener growing ever more intelligent. As his perceptive ability crosses into the extra-sensory, he seeks revenge on those who used to humiliate and hurt him.
Computer Animation |
Mad Doctor |
Switching Roles |
- Shot in DeLuxe color with an estimated budget of $6 million.
- Premiered in Boston at the 17th Annual Science-Fiction Film Marathon. Opened nationwide on March 19, 1992.
- Contains some of the most innovative computer animation to date in the virtual reality scenes, including a much-touted virtual reality sex scene.