Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

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Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
Lawnmower Man 2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Farhad Mann
Produced by Keith Fox
Edward Simons
Screenplay by Farhad Mann
Story by Farhad Mann
Michael Miner
Starring Patrick Bergin
Matt Frewer
Austin O'Brien
Ely Pouget
Kevin Conway
Music by Robert Folk
Cinematography Ward Russell
Edited by James D. Mitchell
Joel Goodman
Peter E. Berger (uncredited)
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates
  • January 12, 1996 (1996-01-12)
Running time 92 minutes
Language English
Box office $2,409,225 (USA)

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace is a 1996 science fiction film, and the sequel to The Lawnmower Man, which was titled after a Stephen King short story of the same title, but the stories are unrelated. Retitled Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War for video release, the film stars Matt Frewer as Jobe along with Patrick Bergin and Austin O'Brien.

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The founder of virtual reality, Dr. Benjamin Trace (Patrick Bergin), has lost a legal battle to secure a patent on the most powerful worldwide communications chip ever invented. Touted as the one operating system to control all others, in the wrong hands the "Chiron Chip" has the potential to dominate a society dependent on computers.

When corporate tycoon and virtual reality entrepreneur Jonathan Walker (Kevin Conway) takes over development of the Chiron Chip, he and his team discover Jobe Smith (Matt Frewer) barely alive after the explosion at the end of the first film. Reconstructing his face and hooking him up to their database, they plan to use Jobe to help them perfect the Chiron Chip.

Six years later, a now 16-year-old Peter Parkette (Austin O'Brien) is a computer hacker and lives in the subways of Los Angeles with his girlfriend and two other friends. While hooked into cyberspace, Jobe reconnects with Peter and asks him to find Dr. Trace for him. After Peter finds Trace, they discover that Jobe is back to his old ways and plots to finish what he started in the first film.

Joining forces with Trace's former lover, Trace, Peter and his friends must go on a race against time to save the world from Jobe's diabolical scheme and face him in one last battle in cyberspace. In the end, Trace defeats the villain with help from Jobe who turns back into his former good self.

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Reception[edit]

Lawnmower Man 2 was poorly received by critics, with an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews with an average rating of 2.8/10.[1] The plot and characters were generally panned,[2][3] while the visual effects received mixed reviews.[4][5]

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