History Film / TheLawnmowerMan

3rd Jun '17 6:29:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PsychicPowers: Jobe starts off by gaining telepathy, then telekinesis, followed by pyrokinesis, and finally the ability to cause people to disintegrate on the molecular level.

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* PsychicPowers: Jobe starts off by gaining telepathy, {{telepathy}}, then telekinesis, followed by pyrokinesis, and finally the ability to cause people to disintegrate on the molecular level.
18th Apr '17 4:08:42 AM Willbyr
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''The Lawnmower Man'' is a 1992 ScienceFiction film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/JeffFahey. It was directed by Brett Leonard who wrote the screenplay together with Gimel Everett. The film's title is taken from the Creator/StephenKing short story of the same name, but aside from a single scene that is (more or less) the same, [[InNameOnly the two works shares absolutely no similarities]].

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''The Lawnmower Man'' is a 1992 ScienceFiction film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/JeffFahey. It was directed by Brett Leonard who wrote the screenplay together with Gimel Everett. The film's title is taken from the Creator/StephenKing short story of the same name, but aside from a single scene that is (more or less) the same, [[InNameOnly the two works shares share absolutely no similarities]].
18th Apr '17 4:08:26 AM Willbyr
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28th Mar '17 11:24:15 AM rodneyAnonymous
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''The Lawnmower Man'' is a 1992 ScienceFiction film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/JeffFahey. It was directed by Brett Leonard who wrote the screenplay together Gimel Everett. The film's title is taken from the Creator/StephenKing short story of the same name, but aside from a single scene that is (more or less) the same, [[InNameOnly the two works shares absolutely no similarities]].

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''The Lawnmower Man'' is a 1992 ScienceFiction film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/JeffFahey. It was directed by Brett Leonard who wrote the screenplay together with Gimel Everett. The film's title is taken from the Creator/StephenKing short story of the same name, but aside from a single scene that is (more or less) the same, [[InNameOnly the two works shares absolutely no similarities]].
16th Feb '17 5:20:48 PM valhallaerikson
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* PapaWolf: Jobe doesn't take too kindly to seeing Peter being harmed, especially by his father. Which is why his death is the most gruesome of the bunch.
21st Jan '17 5:46:26 AM rjd1922
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* InNameOnly: This film and Stephen King's original short story are both called ''The Lawnmower Man'', and that's about it. You might think the identical titles are just a coincidence, but apparently not -- several promotional posters referred to the film as ''Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man'', at least until the author sued to distance himself from the film. The court explicitly forbade New Line Cinema from using Stephen King's name in conjunction with the film and required them to pay him 2.5 million dollars in damages. Not content with the ruling, New Line attempted to stealth market the film under the name "Stephen King's ''The Lawnmower Man''" in several major cities. New Line Cinemas was found to be in contempt of court and had to pay King $10,000 per day until they removed his name from all associated product. King did like the film, mind you. It just wasn't his story, which led to the suit.

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* InNameOnly: This film and Stephen King's original short story are both called ''The Lawnmower Man'', and that's about it. You might think the identical titles are just a coincidence, but apparently not -- several promotional posters referred to the film as ''Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man'', at least until the author sued to distance himself from the film. The court explicitly forbade New Line Cinema from using Stephen King's name in conjunction with the film and required them to pay him 2.5 million dollars in damages. Not content with the ruling, New Line attempted to stealth market the film under the name "Stephen King's ''The Lawnmower Man''" in several major cities. New Line Cinemas was found to be in contempt of court and had to pay King $10,000 per day until they removed his name from all associated product.products. King did like the film, mind you. It just wasn't his story, which led to the suit.
12th Dec '16 1:25:08 PM Xtifr
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'''''The Lawnmower Man''''' is a 1992 ScienceFiction film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/JeffFahey. It was directed by Brett Leonard who wrote the screenplay together Gimel Everett. The film's title is taken from the Creator/StephenKing short story of the same name, but aside from a single scene that is (more or less) the same, [[InNameOnly the two works shares absolutely no similarities]].

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'''''The ''The Lawnmower Man''''' Man'' is a 1992 ScienceFiction film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/JeffFahey. It was directed by Brett Leonard who wrote the screenplay together Gimel Everett. The film's title is taken from the Creator/StephenKing short story of the same name, but aside from a single scene that is (more or less) the same, [[InNameOnly the two works shares absolutely no similarities]].
23rd May '16 11:21:20 AM OlfinBedwere
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* YourMindMakesItReal: Averted for the most part in the first film, where whatever happens to you in the virtual world can't affect you in reality unless something goes ''severely'' wrong. Played straight in the second, where dying for any reason in virtual reality can kill you in real-life.
25th Apr '16 2:33:47 PM TheNerfGuy
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->''"[[AGodAmI I am God here]]!"''

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->''"[[AGodAmI I ->''"I am God here]]!"''here!"''



* AssholeVictim: All of Jobe's victims fall under this trope, [[AcceptableTargets which is why nobody really feels bad]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil when Jobe kills them]]. [[spoiler: The sole exception being Marnie, though her MindRape isn't caused by Jobe but by VSI's director reverting the VR system to the original aggressive programming. It is implied that this is why that particular trip goes bad.]]

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* AssholeVictim: All of Jobe's victims fall under this trope, [[AcceptableTargets which is why nobody really feels bad]] bad [[PayEvilUntoEvil when Jobe kills them]]. [[spoiler: The sole exception being Marnie, though her MindRape isn't caused by Jobe but by VSI's director reverting the VR system to the original aggressive programming. It is implied that this is why that particular trip goes bad.]]
16th Feb '16 10:19:37 AM OlfinBedwere
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: For once, this happens ''literally'' in the second film; Jobe is left with amnesia as the result of being caught in the explosions at the end of the first film, meaning that while he may still be super-intelligent, he no longer knows how to use any of the other powers he had.
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