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The Gingerdead Man (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 8 November 2005 (USA)
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An evil yet adorable Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer - this real life cookie monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the killer to the electric chair.


Charles Band


William Butler (story), Domonic Muir (as August White)





Credited cast:
Gary Busey ... Millard Findlemeyer
Robin Sydney ... Sarah Leigh
Ryan Locke ... Amos Cadbury
Larry Cedar ... Jimmy Dean
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexia Aleman Alexia Aleman ... Lorna Dean
Newell Alexander ... James Leigh
Harlan Band Harlan Band ... Bake Sale Customer
Jacquelyn Band Jacquelyn Band ... Bake Sale Customer
Zalman Band Zalman Band ... Bake Sale Customer
E. Dee Biddlecome E. Dee Biddlecome ... Millard's Mom
Margaret Blye ... Betty Leigh
Jonathan Chase ... Brick Fields
Lisa Cohen Lisa Cohen ... Diner Patrons
Diane Collins Diane Collins ... Bake Sale Customer
Joe Dain ... Bake Sale Customer


An evil yet adorable Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer - this real life cookie monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the killer to the electric chair.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


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Did You Know?


Production on the film actually dates back to 2001 when William Butler wrote a script for the film. Much of Butler's original script ended up re-written and even the original design was changed. There was even an action figure based on the original design and a teaser trailer that was made during pre-production, with a summer 2001 date attached as well. See more »


When the film begins it is clearly dark, then a package is dropped off containing the ashes of Millard, at which point it is day. In the same scene the mother is outside shooting at the banner, and it is dark again See more »


Lorna Dean: 6000 dollars goes a long way at Wal-Mart
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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »


I Can't Help This
Written and Performed by Charles Band
Courtesy of Tentacula Music
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this movie has WAY too much time with people, not enough with Gary Busey as killer pastry
7 June 2009 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

What is it that makes this Charles Brand tick away? This guy is like the not-quite-as-talented step-son of Roger Corman, producing hundreds of films, very few of them people actually probably legitimately like with a straight face (let alone those he might have, heaven forbid, directed). I didn't know this until I a) looked him up on IMDb, and b) was subjected to The Gingerdead Man, one of his recent, um, "features". I bought it thinking I'd get some laughs, after all it's hard to not find the prospect of a Chucky-style killer in the form of a Gingerbread Man (voiced by Gary Busey himself) quite tempting as a truly fun bad movie. But I didn't expect it to be this boring, this absolutely dreadful, so abysmally acted to the point where I wished my own bed-ridden Grandmother could walk on to the set and wipe the floor with these other "actors" with her own non-existent acting chops.

Oh sure, Brand *tries* to put a story together, something close to it I suppose, involving a bakery called, um, "bakery", and how it is under threat from a Mondo Burger style competition of a new bakery across the street and how the workers cant seem to cope and, uh, work into the late hours of the night and then one of them cuts his finger and so conveniently blood drips into the flour and the electricity goes off on.... damn, you get the idea. What little hope I had for the movie, perhaps from the trailer, was moot. Brand probably does know how to put together a trailer for a movie - looking at the one for this and a couple other "Full Moon" productions on the DVD it looks like that is their real metee - but the actual film is um... a film? More like a string of terrible, inexcusable and inconceivably written scenes strung together by wretchedly done "attacks" from the pastry on his dumb-as-wood victims. The only thing more stupid and ridiculous is how the poor little feller meets his/its end.

I wish I could recommend this, I wish I could say this is the "shiznit" of killer-whatever movies that you can turn off your brain and enjoy as fun schlock. I can't, in good conscience, ever do that. If it weren't for Gary Busey's little bits of "WTF-ness", I might have come close to slitting my wrists and swearing a life of nothing but Ozu and Bergman for the rest of my life.

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Release Date:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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