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The Gingerbread Man (1998)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  23 January 1998 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Libby Magruder
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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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Gingerbread Man  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£449,552 (UK) (7 August 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

At the party early in the movie, Rick and Lois are talking head-to-head on the sofa. Mallory walks behind them and you can hear Lois talking, but we see their heads at opposite ends of the sofa and they aren't talking. The camera immediately cuts back to them sitting close and talking like before. See more »

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Lois Harlan: The only exercise you are gettin' is jumpin' to conclusions.
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Great acting, bad plot
30 December 2002 | by (Chicago, Ill.) – See all my reviews

The plot of this film was only bad in the last section of the film. Before that it builds up to something good that never comes. I had to learn a Southern accent for a play (being from Kentucky and not having a Southern accent of course) so I rented this movie and learned one. Kudos to Kenneth Branagh and Robert Downey Jr. Watching this film it seemed like there was about 45 minutes worth of plot missing that would have made this a good movie. IF you have the missing 45 minutes please send it to me.


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