June 5, 1992: The Lawnmower Man

“God made him simple. Science made him a god.”

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. [IMDB]

The_Lawnmower_Man-1992The Lawnmower Man is an American science fiction action horror film directed by Brett Leonard and written by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett. The Lawnmower Man is named after a Stephen King short story of the same name; but, aside from a single scene, the stories are unrelated. The film stars Jeff Fahey as Jobe Smith, a simple-minded gardener, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Lawrence Angelo, the scientist who decides to experiment on him.

The film was originally titled Stephen King’s The Lawnmower Man, but King successfully sued the producers for attaching his name to the film and stated in court documents that the film “bore no meaningful resemblance” to his story. An earlier short film, also titled “The Lawnmower Man”, is a more faithful adaptation of the short story. It was directed by Jim Gonis in 1987. [Wikipedia]

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Watch the trailer on the Behind the Science Fiction YouTube Channel.

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