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The Gingerbread Man (1998)

Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of... See full summary »

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Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of his law firm behind Mallory, has Dixon arrested and subpoenas her ex-husband Pete to testify against Dixon in court. Dixon is sent to an asylum, but escapes from there and the lives of many people are in danger. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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23 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Gingerbread Man  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$118,278 (USA) (23 January 1998)

Gross:

$1,534,569 (USA) (19 June 1998)
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Trivia

When released in 1998, this was the only John Grisham film not adapted from one of his novels. Instead, it was from an original screenplay from Grisham himself. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, as Rick returns to Savannah, Georgia from a trial in Jacksonville, Florida, he crosses the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. The bridge spans the Savannah River and is located north of the city. Jacksonville, of course, is located south of Savannah, and Rick would have to go way out of his way to cross the bridge as he enters Savannah. See more »

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Lois Harlan: The only exercise you are gettin' is jumpin' to conclusions.
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Intrigue and atmosphere in Georgia!
28 September 1998 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Another underrated gem! The Gingerbread Man taken from a Grisham novel is better than the book. Kenneth Branaugh is excellent is as the supporting cast including the great Robert Duvall. Accents and atmosphere are realistic and the suspense is great even if the story line is somewhat predictable.


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