Lawnmower Man Script - Dialogue Transcript

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Lawnmower Man Script


   

                   

Timms,

they've got to understand.



 

                   

My treatments

are making him smarter...



 

                   

at an incredible rate.



 

                   

It's more important

than training him for war.



 

                   

You know our funding comes

from The Shop.



 

                   

They want this animal trained

in virtual reality...



 

                   

to use the infrared battle

helmet, not recite the ABCs.



 

                   

I won't increase the dosage

of aggression drugs.



 

                   

He's already been exhibiting

behavioral instability...



  

                   

in the virtual battle

simulations.



  

                   

What you're suggesting could

destroy his mind.



  

                   

There is no choice, Larry.



  

                   

They don't care about

his intelligence enhancement.



  

                   

They want his primal

rage centers fully stimulated.



  

                   

He is to be battlefield ready.



  

                   

Fucking screw

the political assholes.



  

                   

He's the best chimp

I've ever had.



  

                   

Battlefield simulation engaged.



  

                   

Primate response optimum.



  

                   

Threat.



  

                   

Kill complete.



  

                   

Let's go check out sector   .



  

                   

OK, level two.



  

                   

Threat.



  

                   

Targeting.



  

                   

Acquire.



  

                   

Acquire.



  

                   

Acquire.



  

                   

Attack.



  

                   

Kill complete.



  

                   

Evasive.



  

                   

Security breach

inside Sector    Level  .



  

                   

   Level  .



  

                   

Threat.



  

                   

Evasive.



  

                   

Threat.



  

                   

Clear.



  

                   

Check the upper building.

Go! Go!



  

                   

Get over there.



  

                   

Get over there on the double.



  

                   

Evasive.



  

                   

Non-threat.



  

                   

Exit clear.



  

                   

We have no visual indication...



  

                   

that any incoming artillery

have arrived...



  

                   

or, indeed, are on the way.



  

                   

We can report the air raid

sirens are going off.



  

                   

The military has been silent,

though a couple of hours ago...



  

                   

we heard a huge noise...



  

                   

and it was confirmed

that four KC- ...



  

                   

KC-    supertankers

had left the area.



  

                   

These are the planes

that refuel...



  

                   

other fighter planes

and bombers...



  

                   

American bomber planes

over the area...



  

                   

so they're in the air.



  

                   

I'm trying to sleep, Larry.



  

                   

I had a bad nightmare.



  

                   

Really bad.



  

                   

God, I hate it

when you smoke in bed.



  

                   

Oh, Jesus.



  

                   

What did you do that for?



  

                   

What the fuck

is wrong with you?



  

                   

Larry, what are you doing?



  

                   

Answer the phone.



  

                   

Yeah? Hello?



  

                   

Larry, it's Timms.



  

                   

Your chimp's dead.



  

                   

It tried to escape.



  

                   

When?



  

                   

It wasn't a robot

we were building, Timms.



  

                   

It was a living organism.



  

                   

As the project supervisor and

the government liaison...



  

                   

it was my responsibility...



  

                   

to use the strongest

measures available.



  

                   

Listen, I've warned you

about the aggression factors.



  

                   

He just ran the program

we embedded.



  

                   

Five years

of research down the drain.



  

                   

We'll get you another chimp.



  

                   

That chimp was the key to moving

on to a human subject.



  

                   

Come in.

We'll talk about it.



  

                   

I've had it.



  

                   

I want to make something better

than a military weapon.



  

                   

I'll just find funding in

the private sector, that's all.



  

                   

You're not thinking

straight, Larry.



  

                   

You signed ironclad

nondisclosures.



  

                   

VSl owns it all.



  

                   

Besides, it might not

be the healthiest thing to try.



  

                   

You're talking about The Shop?



  

                   

The puppet masters who pull

all the strings?



  

                   

What, they own me?



  

                   

They'll rub me out...

The Shop...if I don't comply?



  

                   

You're being paranoid.



  

                   

Your intelligence enhancement

work was brilliant.



  

                   

No one's saying stop.



  

                   

I am.



  

                   

Larry, relax.



  

                   

I know you're upset because

of what happened with the chimp.



  

                   

Relax? They want

to suppress my work!



  

                   

The potentials for

human advancement are endless!



   

                   

Virtual reality holds a key

to the evolution of the mind...



   

                   

and that's my focus.



   

                   

This is something...



   

                   

and we haven't

had something for a while.



   

                   

There will be time

for all this, Larry.



   

                   

You just have to play the game

a little longer.



   

                   

That is how everything

finally gets done in this world.



   

                   

Why don't you take a hiatus and

we'll restructure around here?



   

                   

You can use the rest.



   

                   

Take a hiatus.



   

                   

Another hot one.



   

                   

It's going to be a killer.



   

                   

It's a long way up here.



   

                   

Jobe!



   

                   

Jobe, lad!



   

                   

Ah, Jobe!



   

                   

I feel like you

live in the top of a tree.



   

                   

Come on, boy. Let's go.



   

                   

Grass is waiting for you.



   

                   

Oh, no.



   

                   

Did me brother have you

doing penance all night again?



   

                   

What did you do?



   

                   

Nothing.



   

                   

OK, well...



   

                   

It's OK, Jobe boy.



   

                   

It's OK. It's me, Terry.



   

                   

Come on. Here.



   

                   

Go get a shirt on,

then we'll go, OK?



   

                   

What have we got here?



   

                   

Well...



   

                   

Oh, no.



   

                   

Oh, my God,

would you look at this?



   

                   

You finished Big Red.



   

                   

Yeah.



   

                   

Aye, you're magic

with a machine, boy.



   

                   

Look at this.



   

                   

Could we try it...

try it today, Terry?



   

                   

I don't see why not.



   

                   

Go fill up the gas can, Jobe.



   

                   

Get me a candy bar.



   

                   

Hey, Pop, could you

move that shit before Christmas?



   

                   

Fill her up.



   

                   

Hey, Jake, that's dangerous.



   

                   

You forget who

you're talking to, half-wit?



   

                   

That's dangerous.



   

                   

Jobe, boy, go ahead

and finish what you're doing.



   

                   

He's smoking, Terry.



   

                   

That's right. I'm smoking.



   

                   

Why don't you shut the fuck up

and fill your gas tank?



   

                   

Jake, he don't mean no harm.



   

                   

One of these fucking...



   

                   

Jake, how's your old man doing?



   

                   

Worse than ever!



   

                   

Angelo is

like all brilliant types...



   

                   

erratic.



   

                   

But we tolerate them at The Shop

as long as they perform...



   

                   

and Angelo

has certainly done that.



   

                   

Project Five is very impressive.



   

                   

Mr. Director, without Angelo,

there is no Project Five.



   

                   

Well, he'll be back...



   

                   

one way...



   

                   

or another.



   

                   

Falling.



   

                   

Rapid descent.



   

                   

Flying.



   

                   

God damn it, Caroline.



   

                   

Never unplug a program

when I'm engaged.



   

                   

You just

ruined the whole effect.



   

                   

Falling, floating, and flying?



   

                   

So, what's next, fucking?



   

                   

What are you pissed off about?



   

                   

You said you were

going to take me to the city...



   

                   

but as usual you're hooked up

into that machine.



   

                   

Well, why didn't you remind me?



   

                   

I did.



   

                   

Oh, babe, I'm sorry.



   

                   

Oh, Caroline.



   

                   

I'm sorry.



   

                   

This is not a good time

for me right now.



   

                   

I'm really sorry.



   

                   

Get ready.

We can still get a hotel.



   

                   

We don't need to go anywhere.



   

                   

I'm ready right now.



   

                   

Larry, I want to go.



   

                   

I don't feel like

being around people right now.



   

                   

I don't feel

like going to the city.



   

                   

You never want to go anywhere.



   

                   

Caroline...l need your support.



   

                   

I'm going through

a lot of changes right now.



   

                   

Well, I'm going

through a lot of changes, too.



   

                   

You're too obsessed

with your work to even notice.



   

                   

I'm young, Larry, OK?



   

                   

And I'm not going to become

a recluse just for you.



   

                   

I'm into reality reality,

not this artificial reality.



   

                   

This technology

is going to change the world.



   

                   

This is the future...

and you're afraid of it.



   

                   

Yeah, well, it may be

the future to you, Larry...



   

                   

but it's

the same old shit to me.



   

                   

I give up.



   

                   

Hey, Jobe!



   

                   

Hi, Peter!



   

                   

You've finished Big Red.



   

                   

Hi, Jobe.



   

                   

Hi, Mrs. Parkette.



   

                   

Come over and have some Kool-Aid

with Peter when you're done.



   

                   

Thanks, Mom!



   

                   

Peter, look what I got you.



   

                   

The Nuke Masters

special edition!



   

                   

Yeah. It's  -D, too.



   

                   

But where are the glasses?



   

                   

Glasses?



   

                   

That's OK. I've got

a pair of my own anyway.



   

                   

Look at the blades, man.



   

                   

If you boys listen real careful,

you can hear the panpipes...



   

                   

of the little people

in the grass there.



   

                   

Right, Terry.



   

                   

I hear them all the time.



   

                   

Hi, Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

Can we play

Cyber-Boogie today?



   

                   

Yeah, sure.

That would be fine.



   

                   

Damn.



   

                   

Peter!

Get your ass over here!



   

                   

I got to go.



   

                   

Hi, Dad.



   

                   

I told you not to leave

that fucking bike in my way!



   

                   

Didn't l?



   

                   

Sorry, Dad.



   

                   

What is wrong with you?



   

                   

Didn't I tell you not

to play with that moron anymore?



   

                   

You want to get stupid?



   

                   

Get in the house.

I'm tired of this shit.



   

                   

Come on.



   

                   

That boy

was told to take care of this.



   

                   

He constantly shirks his duties.



   

                   

Can't have these godless little

creatures at the altar.



   

                   

It's sacrilege!



   

                   

Where are you, boy?



   

                   

You're never here

where you should be.



   

                   

Four times in as many weeks...



   

                   

he's forgotten his duty

to the parish!



   

                   

He brings the wrath

of the Lord on himself...



   

                   

just like his namesake.



   

                   

Jobe, are you in there?



   

                   

Answer me, boy!



   

                   

God saw fit to make you

a ward of this church...



   

                   

and you must earn your keep.



   

                   

I've tried to teach that

stupid mind responsibility...



   

                   

since you were five years old.



   

                   

Which of God's lessons helps you

to remember best, Jobe?



   

                   

I'll remember my chores,

Father, I promise!



   

                   

Journal entry, May  .



   

                   

Work, marriage, life...

what a joke.



   

                   

I'm going now, Larry.



   

                   

My plane leaves in an hour.



   

                   

It's better

for both of us this way.



   

                   

Drinking all that whiskey isn't

going to help your depression.



   

                   

It's probably going

to make it worse.



   

                   

Yes, you're right, Caroline.



   

                   

It is probably

going to make it worse.



   

                   

Well, don't blame me.



   

                   

You have no idea of what

I'm going through, do you?



   

                   

My work is falling apart,

and you decide to leave me.



   

                   

It's dead for both of us,

so why don't you give it up?



   

                   

Good-bye, Larry.



   

                   

Lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. Amen.



   

                   

Mother of God,

pray for us sinners...



   

                   

now and at the hour

of our death. Amen.



   

                   

Big Red.



   

                   

Booting audio journal.



   

                   

May    entry.



   

                   

Recording.



   

                   

Oh, Jesus...



   

                   

this hiatus

is driving me insane.



   

                   

When I think of what

I might have accomplished...



   

                   

with a human subject.



   

                   

I've got to find a way to

continue the work on my own.



   

                   

There's so much to do.



   

                   

I can't wait any longer.



   

                   

Full.



   

                   

Hi, Jobe.



   

                   

Hi, Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

How are you?



   

                   

Looks like you're working hard.



   

                   

Yeah. I'm a real hard worker.



   

                   

Jobe, do you like to play games?



   

                   

Yeah. Peter says

you have the best games.



   

                   

I have a game in my house that

you might like to play.



   

                   

Would you like that?



   

                   

OK.



   

                   

Remember, one of the

  shapes on the bottom row...



   

                   

You see them down there?



   

                   

Matches one of the shapes

on the top row.



   

                   

So put your finger on here...



   

                   

and move that shape

to the question mark, all right?



   

                   

Incorrect.



   

                   

Try again.



   

                   

OK, here we go.



   

                   

There.



   

                   

There.



   

                   

Incorrect.



   

                   

Don't worry.



   

                   

Take your time. Here we go.



   

                   

Correct answer.



   

                   

You did it. Very good.



   

                   

Let's play another game.



   

                   

Come here, Peter. Come here!



   

                   

I'm going to get you, Peter.



   

                   

All right.



   

                   

Look at that!



   

                   

Let's go.



   

                   

Watch out! Holy moley!



   

                   

Come on, Peter. Slow down.



   

                   

I'm going to hit the wall.



   

                   

I'm getting dizzy.



   

                   

Peter, wait!



   

                   

Come on, Peter. Come on back.



   

                   

Peter, I'm getting scared.



   

                   

Game over.



   

                   

Why don't you go upstairs

and get some drinks?



   

                   

Hey, Jobe. It's OK.



   

                   

It's just a game.



   

                   

I was really bad.



   

                   

Well, you'll get used to games.



   

                   

Thanks, Peter.



   

                   

Hey, Jobe.



   

                   

Hey.



   

                   

I was flying upside-down,

Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

Come on. Hop up.



   

                   

Come over here.



   

                   

Sit down.



   

                   

You know, Jobe...



   

                   

I have other...different games.



   

                   

I even have one that

could help make you smarter.



   

                   

I was born dumb.



   

                   

But...you would like

to be smarter, wouldn't you?



   

                   

I don't know.



   

                   

Well, if you were smarter,

people wouldn't be able to...



   

                   

take advantage of you.



   

                   

Do you

understand what I mean, Jobe?



   

                   

- Yeah.

- And?



   

                   

Sometimes they do.



   

                   

They do.



   

                   

Can you keep a secret?



   

                   

Well...

I'll tell you one.



   

                   

I can make you smarter...



   

                   

but only if you want.



   

                   

And you must never

tell anyone.



   

                   

You mean a secret

for just you and me two?



   

                   

That's right.



   

                   

Well, I bet you

already know, don't you?



   

                   

So don't you tell anybody, OK?



   

                   

OK?



   

                   

Well, you're

as healthy as a mule.



   

                   

When can we play the games?



   

                   

Soon, Jobe.



   

                   

I need to give you

a shot of vitamins first.



   

                   

I had a shot once,

Dr. Angelo, and it hurt.



   

                   

This won't.



   

                   

Trust me.

I'm very good at this.



   

                   

That looks like a gun.



   

                   

OK, just relax your arm.

Relax your arm. Relax.



   

                   

Look over there.

Look over there.



   

                   

It didn't hurt.



   

                   

Just relax.



   

                   

Your head's going to be

a blank for a while.



   

                   

All right?



   

                   

Yeah.



   

                   

Just breathe now.



   

                   

Too dark.



   

                   

No, it's not

going to be in a while.



   

                   

Just breathe and relax.

That's it.



   

                   

In a while,

it's going to be like...



   

                   

being up there

with the stars, Jobe.



   

                   

Like going to another planet.



   

                   

You're going to feel a tingling

sensation in your hands...



   

                   

but don't panic.



   

                   

It's OK.

I'm right here with you.



   

                   

It's all part of the game.



   

                   

OK, here we go.



   

                   

Cortex stimulation engaged.



   

                   

Brain stem strobe enabled.



   

                   

Is that my hand?



   

                   

It's going to hit me!



   

                   

No, it's not going to hit you.



   

                   

Just relax. Just breathe.



   

                   

Strobe velocity increasing.



   

                   

Journal entry, May   .



   

                   

The electrochemistry

of his brain...



   

                   

has responded

better than I'd expected.



   

                   

I'm going to step up

the virtual treatments...



   

                   

and increase the dosage

of nootropic drugs.



   

                   

I should see escalations

in his brain patterns...



   

                   

by the end of the week.



   

                   

It's too late to turn back now.



   

                   

Jobe, what's the matter?



   

                   

I'm hungry.



   

                   

Well, go eat.



   

                   

His mind is

like a clean, hungry sponge.



   

                   

Synaptic activity has increased

   % in less than a month.



   

                   

His human brain is responding

to the nootropics...



   

                   

and virtual stimulation more

rapidly than my animal subjects.



   

                   

Go on! Go faster, Peter!



   

                   

Go on!

I can catch you right now!



   

                   

Come on and get me, Peter!



   

                   

Come on!



   

                   

I'm going to get you now!



   

                   

You better not get too excited

'cause I'm getting you!



   

                   

Look right there!



   

                   

Come on!



   

                   

I got you!



   

                   

Game over.



   

                   

Yes! You nailed it, Jobe!



   

                   

You nailed it!



   

                   

Whoa, that was sketched.



   

                   

Finally some real competition.



   

                   

Yeah, he got you that time,

didn't he, Peter?



   

                   

Congratulations.



   

                   

You just graduated

to the next level, Jobe.



   

                   

Hi.



   

                   

You got a horse?



   

                   

What are you doing?



   

                   

Why are you standing there

half-naked, exposing yourself?



   

                   

What sort of perverted

behavior is this?



   

                   

You should knock before

you come into somebody's house.



   

                   

This is my house.



   

                   

I pay the rent, and

I want to cash my checks now...



   

                   

because I want to buy

some new clothes.



   

                   

And I'm going

to buy some cowboy boots...



   

                   

and I'm going to make

this place a ranch.



   

                   

It's that Dr. Angelo, isn't it?



   

                   

He's been feeding

the Devil in your head!



   

                   

No, he hasn't!



   

                   

I'll see to that.



   

                   

You know,

you shouldn't hit people.



   

                   

You shouldn't

hit people like that.



   

                   

Very impressive.



   

                   

Did you use the Project  

formulas on this subject?



   

                   

As a base.



   

                   

But I've totally reconfigured...



   

                   

both the nootropic and

the cyberlearning programs...



   

                   

without aggression factors.



   

                   

Of course.

That only makes sense.



   

                   

I can't believe you

went ahead and did this, Larry.



   

                   

Look at the comparisons.



   

                   

It works

with a human subject, Timms.



   

                   

It's incredible work, Larry.



   

                   

So...what do you say?



   

                   

I've gone as far

as I can in my lab at home.



   

                   

I need access

to the main lab to go further.



   

                   

There's no telling

how far I can take Jobe.



   

                   

I can't do this

without your help.



   

                   

What's it going to be,

Ms. Burke?



   

                   

Would you check my fluids, Jake?



   

                   

Do I know you?



   

                   

I mow your lawn.



   

                   

No. You're not

the Lawnmower Man.



   

                   

Well...wow.



   

                   

You've certainly changed.



   

                   

I don't know how you did it,

but I approve.



   

                   

Ms. Burke, I filled her up

with trans fluid.



   

                   

No charge.



   

                   

Thanks, Jake.



   

                   

You're welcome.



   

                   

Well, I'm looking forward

to having my lawn mowed...



   

                   

soon.



   

                   

She's got the hots

for you, Jobe boy.



   

                   

You got to be kidding me.



   

                   

She's just teasing

this half-wit.



   

                   

Look at him. You got him

dressed up like a fool.



   

                   

I've known her

ever since her husband died.



   

                   

She's been kicking up her heels

with all the young studs.



   

                   

And I tell you,

she wants this young fella.



   

                   

Don't you call her no whore

around me, old man.



   

                   

Whores do it for money.



   

                   

She's got money. She's young.



   

                   

She does it 'cause she likes it.



   

                   

I told you to shut up.



   

                   

Hey, Jake, don't do that.



   

                   

OK, Lawnmower Man.



   

                   

Dr. Angelo, I think people

can tell that...



   

                   

that I'm changing.



   

                   

Just don't draw attention

to yourself, OK?



   

                   

Just keep doing

the lawn job for now.



   

                   

It's not going to last forever.



   

                   

I like doing the lawns.



   

                   

That's good.



   

                   

I always liked doing them.



   

                   

That's good.



   

                   

You're cleared. Go ahead.



   

                   

Why is this place

so far from town?



   

                   

The work here at VSl

is government classified.



   

                   

Top Secret.



   

                   

Good afternoon, Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

Looks like a dungeon

in here, Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

You see this, Jobe?



   

                   

Holy moley!



   

                   

Come on. It's OK.



   

                   

Look.



   

                   

This is some of the most

advanced computer equipment...



   

                   

in the world, Jobe.



   

                   

In these gyrospheres,

we wear full cybersuits...



   

                   

which allow us to enter

into virtual reality and move.



   

                   

Your entire nervous system

and endocrine system...



   

                   

will be in sync

with the brain expansion.



   

                   

Endocrine?



   

                   

Endocrine: it carries

secretions of certain glands...



   

                   

like the thyroid, adrenal,

and pituitary...



   

                   

which regulate growth.



   

                   

Sometimes...



   

                   

I think I've discovered

a new planet...



   

                   

but one I'm inventing

instead of discovering.



   

                   

I've just sighted the shore

of one of its continents.



   

                   

Booting biology systems

readouts.



   

                   

Bio-monitors on.



   

                   

Choice.



   

                   

Graph  ...engage.



   

                   

Change brain wave parameters.



   

                   

Brain wave pattern altered.



   

                   

Prepare brain stem injection.



   

                   

Initiate brain stem.



   

                   

Insertion complete.



   

                   

Let me off! Dr. Angelo!



   

                   

Synaptic reaction positive.



   

                   

My head, Dr. Angelo!



   

                   

I like it!



   

                   

Change brain wave parameters.



   

                   

Initiate second level.



   

                   

Insertion complete.



   

                   

Lemonade.



   

                   

Think he likes lemonade?



   

                   

It's so hot today, Jobe.



   

                   

Why don't you come up

for a cold glass of lemonade?



   

                   

Oh, Jesus, Mother of God,

would you look at that?



   

                   

Go on, you dolt!



   

                   

Go on!



   

                   

Jobe, have you

ever kissed a girl before?



   

                   

Really?



   

                   

Give me your tongue.



   

                   

Give me your tongue.



   

                   

Soft.



   

                   

Hard.



   

                   

He absorbed Latin yesterday

in less than two hours.



   

                   

It took me a year just

to learn the Latin alphabet.



   

                   

God damn,

Larry, I am speechless.



   

                   

I think it's time we brought

this out of the closet...



   

                   

and report

these results directly...



   

                   

to the Department of Scientific

Intelligence in Washington.



   

                   

DSI is bound

to offer you both tits.



   

                   

The timing isn't right.



   

                   

There's some factors that need

ironing out.



   

                   

lron them out.



   

                   

I'm not going to be able to keep

this quiet much longer.



   

                   

The historical perspective

of expressionism,



   

                   

as typified by

Van Gogh and Gauguin...



   

                   

Rhythm and blues. You like it?



   

                   

Yeah, sure.



   

                   

I like it.



   

                   

Classical.



   

                   

You should try

listening to a whole tune once.



   

                   

You might like it.



   

                   

Too much to hear.



   

                   

I get it all by sampling

segments, anyway.



   

                   

Who taught you how to drive?



   

                   

Me!



   

                   

There you go. Enjoy yourselves.



   

                   

Jim, you need anything else?



   

                   

Hi, Dolly!



   

                   

Hi, Jobe.

I'll be right with you.



   

                   

Don't you want to check out

the comics first?



   

                   

I gave them up, Peter.



   

                   

No way!



   

                   

Matter of fact, I got my whole

collection in that crate...



   

                   

and I'm giving it to you.



   

                   

Whoa, awesome! Dudical!



   

                   

Order me fries

and a Coke, all right?



   

                   

Are you all right?



   

                   

I don't got time for this.



   

                   

I hope he doesn't puke

on the counter.



   

                   

What's wrong with that fool?



   

                   

He's probably been taking dope.



   

                   

Look at that guy!



   

                   

Weirdo.



   

                   

Whatever the helI's

his problem?



   

                   

Probably dancing

with the booze lady.



   

                   

He's having a breakdown.



   

                   

Oh, man!



   

                   

Are you all right, Jobe?



   

                   

Peter, I got to go.



   

                   

The things that people think.



   

                   

I had to use all

my concentration to block it.



   

                   

I don't want it

to happen again...



   

                   

because if it does,

I think I would go crazy.



   

                   

It's amazing.



   

                   

Even with

the treatments stopped...



   

                   

your abilities

continue to change and grow.



   

                   

I speculated that if

psychic powers existed...



   

                   

this research would be

the key to unlocking them.



   

                   

But this is beyond

anything I ever expected.



   

                   

I mean,

like the accelerated learning.



   

                   

The results are

completely unexpected.



   

                   

Completely.



   

                   

Well...don't worry, Jobe.



   

                   

I'll sort something out.



   

                   

I've got to keep this psychic

development quiet...



   

                   

especially from Timms.



   

                   

Who's Timms?



   

                   

I'm preparing Angelo to present

his results to you personally...



   

                   

as you've requested.



   

                   

He's met

with incredible success.



   

                   

Precisely why we feel it's time

for you to guide his efforts...



   

                   

in a specific direction.



   

                   

Which direction is that?



   

                   

We're most anxious

to see what effect...



   

                   

the original Project  

formulas will have...



   

                   

on this subject.



   

                   

Mr. Director, the aggression

vectors in Project   caused...



   

                   

That was an ape, Timms.



   

                   

We want to know what effect it

will have on a human subject.



   

                   

It's an essential step

for us to determine...



   

                   

certain covert sector

applications for Angelo's work.



   

                   

It will be difficult

in the extreme...



   

                   

to convince Angelo to reinstate

the original formulas.



   

                   

Then you'll have to

be persuasive in the extreme.



   

                   

Run batch    .



   

                   

Program change initiated.



   

                   

Initiate brain stem.



   

                   

Brain wave pattern altered.



   

                   

Can you hear me, Jobe?



   

                   

Relax.



   

                   

Shut down theta stimulation.



   

                   

I'm coming over. Stay there.



   

                   

Warning. Endocrine, adrenal,

increasing to fatal levels.



   

                   

System shutdown.



   

                   

I saw God!



   

                   

I touched God!



   

                   

I was pushing.



   

                   

I didn't even think

of Jobe's safety.



   

                   

That amount of brain swelling

should have killed him.



   

                   

Instead, it completely

disappeared, leaving no lesions.



   

                   

Somehow the experiment

is out of my control.



   

                   

I'm stopping the treatments...



   

                   

until I can figure out

what went wrong.



   

                   

Confessions.



   

                   

Eavesdrop on real people...



   

                   

telling their innermost

secrets, darkest desires.



   

                   

I saw this woman today.



   

                   

I couldn't help myself.



   

                   

God, he smells good.



   

                   

I want to get him up

for something strange tonight.



   

                   

I can read your mind.



   

                   

Oh, right.



   

                   

You sure have some

strange fantasies.



   

                   

Come with me.



   

                   

Let's live a little...



   

                   

Jobe, it's so huge in here.



   

                   

This will be the best ride

of your life, Marnie.



   

                   

You're the best ride of my life.



   

                   

In here we can be

anything we want to be.



   

                   

I'll see you on the inside.



   

                   

Wow! It's my hands!



   

                   

Look at this!



   

                   

Oh, my God!



   

                   

Jobe, where are you?



   

                   

I'm right here, Marnie.



   

                   

Come over here.



   

                   

You're beautiful.





 

                   

I'm stuck.



 

                   

I'm stuck in this stuff, Jobe.



 

                   

It's from our primal mind.



 

                   

I don't like it, so let me up.



 

                   

Jobe, let me up!



 

                   

Now!



 

                   

Nothing can

hurt us in here.



 

                   

Jobe, you're scaring me.



 

                   

I want out!



  

                   

I know what you really want.



  

                   

Watch this.



  

                   

Oh, my God! What are you doing?



  

                   

Jobe, what are you doing?



  

                   

What are you doing?



  

                   

Oh, my God, let me up!



  

                   

Oh, God!



  

                   

Warning:

brain pattern abnormal.



  

                   

Automatic system shutdown.



  

                   

Marnie, are you OK?



  

                   

Marnie, I couldn't stop.



  

                   

Dr. Angelo said

nothing could happen.



  

                   

I didn't mean to hurt you!



  

                   

What did Dr. Angelo do to me?



  

                   

I have to find out.



  

                   

I can't fly to fucking

Washington tomorrow!



  

                   

I told you...



  

                   

I have to resolve some problems

before presenting my work.



  

                   

This is premature.

I'm not ready.



  

                   

You're ready enough.



  

                   

Oh, shit.



  

                   

Be reasonable.



  

                   

I can't keep

this secret any longer.



  

                   

We can't cut ourselves off

from the hand that feeds us.



  

                   

I thought you

were doing lawns today.



  

                   

I wish I were.



  

                   

Mind over matter, Dr. Angelo.



  

                   

Not a miracle.



  

                   

A fact.



  

                   

I have to run some tests.



  

                   

Get a clearer picture.



  

                   

This is all so new.



  

                   

It's not new.



  

                   

I realize that

nothing we've been doing is new.



  

                   

We haven't been tapping

into new areas of the brain.



  

                   

We've just been

awakening the most ancient.



  

                   

This technology is simply

a route to powers...



  

                   

that conjurers and alchemists

used centuries ago.



  

                   

The human race

lost that knowledge...



  

                   

and now I'm reclaiming it

through virtual reality.



  

                   

You're moving too fast.



  

                   

Even with all these new

abilities, there are dangers.



  

                   

Man may evolve a thousandfold

through this technology...



  

                   

but the rush must

be tempered with wisdom.



  

                   

You're trying to get

inside my head, Jobe.



  

                   

I can feel you pushing.



  

                   

You realize, Dr. Angelo...



  

                   

that my intelligence

has surpassed yours...



  

                   

and I can't allow your fear

of what you don't understand...



  

                   

to get in the way of this work.



  

                   

The treatments have to continue.



  

                   

We have no choice.



  

                   

I was terrified of him.



  

                   

I'm sure he knew it.



  

                   

He surpassed me, all right.



  

                   

But his insights seem...



  

                   

twisted.



  

                   

I fear for Jobe's sanity.



  

                   

This Washington trip couldn't

come at a worse time.



  

                   

So as you can see, the results

with this one human subject...



  

                   

indicate unlimited applications

for mental disability alone...



  

                   

such as retardation,

Alzheimer's.



  

                   

And the possibilities

for education are staggering.



  

                   

With the proper funding,

we could perfect this...



  

                   

within the year.



  

                   

Right.



  

                   

Any questions?



  

                   

The Director wants to know...



  

                   

if you've noticed

any significant changes...



  

                   

since the Project  

formula was reinstated.



  

                   

We only reinstated

those formulas a few days ago.



  

                   

Not enough time

for any findings.



  

                   

Wait a minute.

What are you talking about?



  

                   

I was going to speak with you

about this after the meeting.



  

                   

The Shop requested

that we resume...



  

                   

the original Batch   with Jobe.



  

                   

You idiot.

You goddamn idiot!



  

                   

Do you know

what you have done?



  

                   

There is no telling what

the Project   abstract...



  

                   

will do to a human being.



  

                   

Do you understand me?



  

                   

What Project  

will do to a human...



  

                   

is exactly

what we want to find out.



  

                   

You know what it did

to Roscoe     ...



  

                   

and he was the most advanced

chimp we ever had!



  

                   

Before that, there were

two other chimps...



  

                   

who got

into fits of rage so severe...



  

                   

they tore each other apart!



  

                   

That's it, isn't it?



  

                   

It's always like that

with you guys.



   

                   

It only leads

to one thing: war.



   

                   

Why didn't you include

the development...



   

                   

of Jobe's other abilities

in your report, Larry?



   

                   

Don't look so shocked.



   

                   

You may have tried

to hide it...



   

                   

but I have witnessed what your

new formulas, not Batch Five...



   

                   

have done to your human subject.



   

                   

I've had enough.



   

                   

Make sure he goes back

to the hotel.



   

                   

What other abilities?



   

                   

Your behavior cost us

a lot of ground tonight.



   

                   

I had to talk for hours

to repair the damage.



   

                   

My behavior?

You fucking sycophant.



   

                   

You've been lying

to me all along.



   

                   

For security reasons.



   

                   

Piss off!



   

                   

Look, without The Shop's

financial involvement...



   

                   

this project wouldn't exist.



   

                   

Then maybe it shouldn't.



   

                   

I hate to be the one

to break it to you, Larry...



   

                   

but the concept

of dirty money went out...



   

                   

when the Catholic Church

got into banking     years ago.



   

                   

It's all dirty money.



   

                   

For Christ's sake, don't let

some juvenile ethics problem...



   

                   

get in your way.



   

                   

Your research is too important.



   

                   

You'll be more

realistic in a few days.



   

                   

They're going to pick up

Jobe and bring him here.



   

                   

The Director wants

a personal demonstration...



   

                   

of his...progress.



   

                   

They're not going to get Jobe.



   

                   

There's no walking away, Larry.



   

                   

All right. Let's get him.



   

                   

Yes, sir.



   

                   

Shit.



   

                   

They're here to pick me up

as well. Right, Timms?



   

                   

You can't leave!



   

                   

You're integral to the project!



   

                   

Oh, shit!



   

                   

Go check the other wing.



   

                   

You forgot your messages.



   

                   

No, it's too much!



   

                   

I'm Shop, Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

You're going to have

to come with me.



   

                   

Oh, excuse me.



   

                   

Here. Here, take that.



   

                   

What do I do with this?



   

                   

Cover him.



   

                   

Devil in your head.



   

                   

Who you talking to, half-wit?



   

                   

Which of God's lessons...



   

                   

I told you not to play

with that moron.



   

                   

Devil in your head.



   

                   

Shit!



   

                   

There's no need to panic, Timms.



   

                   

We know where he's going.



   

                   

We'll send a grab team

in tomorrow...



   

                   

and pick them both up at once.



   

                   

I want you to get back there.



   

                   

Cancel Angelo's clearance

at VSl.



   

                   

We don't want him stealing

his work, now, do we?



   

                   

I'll let you know

what the next step is...



   

                   

after we've had a chance

to examine Jobe Smith.



   

                   

Give me strength, that I might

prepare the way...



   

                   

for those who will follow.



   

                   

Who's there?



   

                   

Hail, Mary, full of grace...



   

                   

Who is it?



   

                   

Who's there?



   

                   

The church

is closed for the night.



   

                   

Come back tomorrow.

I'll hear your confession.



   

                   

I've come for your confession.



   

                   

I don't want you here

tonight, Jobe.



   

                   

Leave me alone. Get out.



   

                   

The good Father McKeen.



   

                   

Took in the poor idiot

nobody wanted.



   

                   

What have you done?



   

                   

The DeviI's taken you.



   

                   

Judgment Day is here!



   

                   

Forgive me, Father,

for I have sinned.



   

                   

They're impatient for you.



   

                   

I have unclean thoughts,

but deliver me.



   

                   

In hell!



   

                   

I've used thy name

in profane fantasies.



   

                   

I have committed

cruel acts of molestation.



   

                   

Be done!



   

                   

What are you doing here?



   

                   

What, you going

to do some night mowing?



   

                   

You're a strange motherfucker...



   

                   

and I am too tired for this,

Lawnmower Man.



   

                   

So why don't you

take your silly ass...



   

                   

and go trick-or-treating

or something?



   

                   

Shit!



   

                   

Fuck!



   

                   

Get away!



   

                   

Don't hurt me.



   

                   

Please.



   

                   

Lawnmower Man's

in your head now, Jake.



   

                   

There's no escape, ever.



   

                   

Stop taking his side, Carla!



   

                   

You're treating him

like a little girl!



   

                   

Damn!



   

                   

I'm so sorry, Peter.



   

                   

Why is Dad getting so bad?



   

                   

I don't know, baby.

He's sick.



   

                   

Damn kid's toys.



   

                   

If, in fact, that occurs,

it would mean...



   

                   

he is one

of the select few...



   

                   

who has been

in every Wrestlemania...



   

                   

all seven of them.



   

                   

Talk about talented!



   

                   

How long would Bobby last

south of the border?



   

                   

What's that noise?



   

                   

Help me!



   

                   

You are going to die!



   

                   

Hold on.



   

                   

All right. Come on through.



   

                   

Hell of a thing.



   

                   

Hello, Lieutenant.



   

                   

I'm Dr. Angelo.

I live next door.



   

                   

What's happened here?



   

                   

Thanks for coming over.



   

                   

You saved us a trip.



   

                   

We're just taking statements

from all the neighbors...



   

                   

just to see if they saw or

heard anything unusual.



   

                   

There's a little boy.

His name is Peter.



   

                   

Has anything happened to him?



   

                   

Oh, no, he's fine.

It's just his dad...



   

                   

Excuse me, Lieutenant.

Where's the rest of him?



   

                   

Birdbath.



   

                   

Did you say the birdbath?



   

                   

Birdbath.



   

                   

Lieutenant,

the wife and the kid...



   

                   

they're getting ready

to go down to the station.



   

                   

Said they slept

through the whole thing.



   

                   

Didn't hear or see anything.



   

                   

Didn't hear anything.



   

                   

The lab boys tell me

that somebody chased Parkette...



   

                   

through the house

with a power lawnmower.



   

                   

I would have thought that

would have made some racket.



   

                   

Crazy with the heat.



   

                   

Schiz-o-fucking-phrenia...



   

                   

all over town last night.



   

                   

What else happened last night?



   

                   

Well, somebody torched

poor old Father McKeen...



   

                   

with a flame-thrower

or something.



   

                   

Must have been a Satan cult

or something.



   

                   

Either that or that weird human

spontaneous combustion thing.



   

                   

That really happens sometimes.



   

                   

Hell of a thing.



   

                   

My God.



   

                   

That's not all.



   

                   

Marnie Burke was found

wandering around stark naked...



   

                   

laughing her ass off,

flipped out.



   

                   

The psychiatrist figured

she'd probably witnessed...



   

                   

one of the murders,

and she's just in shock...



   

                   

but I've seen people

flipped out before...



   

                   

and this girl

is flipped out for good.



   

                   

I don't believe

she'll ever stop laughing.



   

                   

Two bizarre murders

in one night.



   

                   

This world is chock-full

of nuts, Cooley.



   

                   

Don't forget that.

Weirdos, schizos, bozos.



   

                   

Well, accidents happen.

That's all there is to it.



   

                   

Two bizarre accidents

in one night.



   

                   

Accidents?



   

                   

You were just

calling them murders.



   

                   

We'll just

file a routine report.



   

                   

Just clean and tidy.



   

                   

Oh, Peter, come here.

Come here.



   

                   

It's OK, son. It's OK.



   

                   

How did this happen?



   

                   

Jesus Christ.



   

                   

Jobe, come on.



   

                   

I gave myself a boost, Doctor.



   

                   

Virtual reality

is not just a simulation.



   

                   

It's a whole other world...



   

                   

a new electric dimension.



   

                   

Utopia, Doctor.



   

                   

The utopia that men have dreamed

of for a thousand years...



   

                   

and I'll be the conduit.



   

                   

You want to create monsters.



   

                   

You killed two people, Jobe.



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

You've got to let me help you.



   

                   

Help me?



   

                   

I'm going to help you,

Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

I'm going to help all of you...



   

                   

cleanse this diseased planet.



   

                   

This technology

has peeled back a layer...



   

                   

to reveal another universe.



   

                   

Virtual reality will grow...



   

                   

just as the telegraph

grew to the telephone.



   

                   

As the radio to the TV.



   

                   

It will be everywhere.



   

                   

You're having delusions, Jobe.



   

                   

Struggle for reason.



   

                   

I'm going back to VSl...



   

                   

to complete the final stage

of my evolution.



   

                   

I'm going to project myself

into the main frame computer.



   

                   

I'll become pure energy.



   

                   

Once I've entered

in the neural net...



   

                   

my birth cry

will be the sound...



   

                   

of every phone on this planet

ringing in unison.



   

                   

Listen to what you're saying.



   

                   

The first sign of psychosis

is a Christ complex.



   

                   

Cyberchrist.



   

                   

Please listen to me, Jobe.



   

                   

The Project   abstracts

that you were exposed to...



   

                   

were never meant

for the human mind.



   

                   

You've had a psychotic break.



   

                   

Let me try to reverse that.



   

                   

What are you blocking?



   

                   

You can't hide anything

from me, Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

So The Shop

is coming to pick me up...



   

                   

and you've betrayed me,

haven't you?



   

                   

I'd like to proceed

to Angelo's residence, sir.



   

                   

Very well. Leave the van's

cameras on transmit.



   

                   

I want to monitor from here.



   

                   

Yes, sir.



   

                   

Now you can witness

the impossible, Dr. Angelo.



   

                   

Let me pull the curtain back

so you can watch.



   

                   

We'll check the house.



   

                   

What the hell...



   

                   

I'm going back to VSI now...



   

                   

and once I'm

inside the main frame...



   

                   

I'll have access to over

     other databases.



   

                   

And from those     ...



   

                   

I can reach out again

and again and again...



   

                   

eventually inhabiting

the entire planetary network.



   

                   

By the year     ...



   

                   

there won't be a person

on this planet...



   

                   

who isn't hooked into it

and hooked into me.



   

                   

I'm sorry you hate

what you have created.



   

                   

Right, Jobe.



   

                   

I'll be right there.



   

                   

Dr. Angelo has been working on

something else...



   

                   

behind our backs.



   

                   

He's developed a fantastic

new energy weapon.



   

                   

I've observed a demonstration.



   

                   

It's very advanced.



   

                   

I want you

to gather his research...



   

                   

all disks, hard copies,

everything.



   

                   

Erase the files

from the main frame there...



   

                   

then transport

it all here personally.



   

                   

I can't believe it.



   

                   

Not Angelo.



   

                   

Not a weapon.



   

                   

He is totally opposed...



   

                   

Believe it, Timms.



   

                   

He took out two of my men in

a way I've never seen before.



   

                   

I sure have

been missing you, Jobe.



   

                   

Peter, where are you going?



   

                   

I want you

to come right back.



   

                   

Jobe, wait up!



   

                   

I told him to come down here

and pick me up after work.



   

                   

What's going on here?



   

                   

What the fuck?



   

                   

What did you open

the gate for?



   

                   

We didn't.



   

                   

Some kind of malfunction.



   

                   

That's it.



   

                   

The back. That's it.

Can you do it?



   

                   

Did the same guy

that killed my dad get to you?



   

                   

Yes, Peter.



   

                   

I'll explain it all later.



   

                   

Go upstairs and tell your mother

to call the police.



   

                   

Don't worry.

Go on quickly, go.



   

                   

Erasing    Y K.



   

                   

Confirm erase?



   

                   

There's a little problem

at the main gate.



   

                   

It opened by itself,

and it won't close.



   

                   

Send everything you've got

down to the main gate.



   

                   

Right.



   

                   

Now!



   

                   

Welcome to VSI main frame.



   

                   

Please enter pass code.



   

                   

Analyzing.



   

                   

Pass code cleared.



   

                   

You have access

to the network node.



   

                   

File    blocked.



   

                   

What's happening?



   

                   

Someone's hacking the main frame

from the outside.



   

                   

They're in, and they're

running a computer virus...



   

                   

that's placing triple key

encryption codes...



   

                   

on all outside access

and network connections.



   

                   

What the fuck does that mean?



   

                   

We're being cut off.



   

                   

The main frame will be

totally isolated...



   

                   

in less than two minutes.

Off the net.



   

                   

Something's wrong.



   

                   

I can't even get an operator.



   

                   

Explosives.



   

                   

Come on.



   

                   

You hear something?



   

                   

What?



   

                   

It sounds weird.



   

                   

Fuck you!



   

                   

Holy shit!



   

                   

I have to go now, Terry.



   

                   

Well, OK, Jobe.



   

                   

What are you doing here?



   

                   

Leave me alone.



   

                   

I'll wait for you

down the road.



   

                   

I want you out of here

as fast as you can.



   

                   

But I want to go with you

to find Jobe.



   

                   

I understand, Peter...



   

                   

but I want you to stay

with your mother, OK?



   

                   

Peter, get in the car.



   

                   

Larry, be careful.



   

                   

We'll wait here, OK?



   

                   

I'm in.



   

                   

I'm in.



   

                   

System overload.



   

                   

Automatic shutdown

inoperative.



   

                   

Oh, my God, Jobe.



   

                   

I can't believe this.



   

                   

Outside terminal

activity control.



   

                   

Now to get out of here.



   

                   

Simple combination.



   

                   

Oh, Jobe, what's happened?



   

                   

He really did it.



   

                   

Denied?



   

                   

Denied!



   

                   

I must find a way out.



   

                   

I can't believe this!



   

                   

I must find a way out!



   

                   

I can't let you do it, Jobe!



   

                   

You!



   

                   

Yes, me.



   

                   

You did this!



   

                   

You cut the network connections,

but I'll find a way out.



   

                   

All this power...



   

                   

isn't meant to be

in the hands of one person.



   

                   

You're wrong.



   

                   

You need to be led,

just like everyone else.



   

                   

It's a basic need.



   

                   

This technology is meant

to expand human communication...



   

                   

but you're

not even human anymore.



   

                   

What you've become terrifies me.



   

                   

You're a freak!



   

                   

Your naive idiocy

makes me very angry!



   

                   

Human!



   

                   

This universe is mine.



   

                   

I am God here.



   

                   

I sense your thoughts.



   

                   

What are you hiding?



   

                   

The bombs.



   

                   

Jesus, the bombs.



   

                   

Bombs?



   

                   

You forced me to.



   

                   

So you were willing to die?



   

                   

I'll stop them.



   

                   

You can't defuse

the bombs, can you?



   

                   

You lost all your power

over the physical world...



   

                   

once you

transferred in here.



   

                   

Stop!



   

                   

So you've given me

one final game to play.



   

                   

I find a way out, or I die

in this diseased main frame.



   

                   

But that's not my destiny.



   

                   

I have things to do,

people to see...



   

                   

a billion calls to make.



   

                   

You will die

in the explosion.



   

                   

You're trapped.



   

                   

You're trapped

in here, aren't you?



   

                   

You're trapped right here.



   

                   

Peter is here.



   

                   

Jobe, he's in here.

He's going to die.



   

                   

Jobe, please.



   

                   

Please, Jobe!



   

                   

Don't sacrifice Peter.



   

                   

You and I have been

responsible...



   

                   

for so much destruction.



   

                   

What's happening?



   

                   

I don't want more death.



   

                   

Go. Save him.



   

                   

Jobe, come back with me.



   

                   

Hurry!



   

                   

Go!



   

                   

Access denied.



   

                   

Help! I'm lost!



   

                   

Somebody!



   

                   

We've got to get out of here!



   

                   

The whole building's

going to blow up!



   

                   

The door's locked!

It won't open!



   

                   

Open.



   

                   

Run, run!



   

                   

Access denied.



   

                   

Get down, Peter! Quick!



   

                   

Get down!



   

                   

There's got to be one.

Let me in!



   

                   

Come on, Peter, quick!



   

                   

Peter, come on.



   

                   

Where is it?



   

                   

Access denied.



   

                   

Maintenance line

access granted.



   

                   

A back door.



   

                   

Get out of here! Go now!



   

                   

July   .



   

                   

Last journal entry for a while.



   

                   

I won't let Jobe's death

be for nothing.



   

                   

What happened to him is

my responsibility.



   

                   

For some reason, I've

been given a second chance...



   

                   

so I'm taking my work

underground.



   

                   

I can't let it fall

into the wrong hands again.



   

                   

If we can somehow

embrace our wisdom...



   

                   

instead of ignorance...



   

                   

this technology

will free the mind of man...



   

                   

not enslave it.



   

                   

We're ready.



   

                   

Good.



   

                   

They'll be here soon.



   

                   

OK. Let's go.









  

  

 
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