The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

  • R
  • 1998
  • 114 min
  • USA
  • drama, thriller

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.

Director: Robert Altman

Screenwriters: John Grisham, Clyde Hayes

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr.


  • Robert Altman
    Robert Altman

    Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director and screenwriter known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award. His films MASH, Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller have been selected for preservation in the United States...

Main Cast


Producer: Jeremy Tannenbaum

Editor: Geraldine Peroni

Director Of Photography: Gu Chang-Wei

Original Music Composer: Mark Isham

Costume Design: Dona Granata

Executive Producer: Mark Burg, Todd R. Baker, Glen Tobias

Production Design: Stephen Altman


Genres: drama, thriller

Certificate: R


Year: 1998

Runtime: 114 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital