The Gingerbread Man

PolyGram (1998)
Special Interest, Thriller, Mystery
USA | English | Color | 1h 54min

Savannah lawyer Rick Magruder is at a party celebrating his courtroom victory defending a cop killer when a member of the catering staff, Mallory Doss, discovers her car has been stolen. Having had a few drinks, Magruder offers to give her a lift home, a decision that turns into a one night stand. Rick soon learns that her nut-case father, Dixon, seems to have begun threatening her again. Rick puts the force of his law firm behind Mallory, who he barely knows, has Dixon picked up by the police, and subpoenas the girl's belligerent ex-husband, Pete, to testify against the old man. Dixon is put away in an asylum. However, he soon escapes, putting the lives of everyone who conspired against him in jeopardy.

Cast View all

Kenneth Branagh Rick Magruder
Embeth Davidtz Mallory Doss
Robert Downey Jr. Clyde Pell
Daryl Hannah Lois Harlan
Robert Duvall Dixon Doss
Tom Berenger Pete Randle
Famke Janssen Leeanne Magruder
Clyde Hayes Carl Alden
Mae Whitman Libby Magruder
Jesse James Jeff Magruder
Troy Byer Konnie Dugan
Julia Ryder Perce Cassandra
Danny Darst Sheriff Hope
Sonny Seiler Phillip Dunson
Walter Hartridge Edmund Hess
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Larry Benjamin
Lori Beth Edgeman Betty the Babysitter
Rosemary Newcott Dr. Bernice Sampson
Wilbur Fitzgerald Judge Russo
David Hirsberg Tom Cherry
Paul Carden Judge Cooper
Michelle Benjamin Cooper Principal
Christine Seabrook Secretary
Bob Minor Mr. Pitney
Myrna White Tax Clerk

Crew View all

Director Robert Altman
Writer John Grisham, Clyde Hayes
Producer Mark Burg, David Levy, Jeremy Tannenbaum, Todd R. Baker, Glen Tobias
Photography Changwei Gu
Musician Mark Isham


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