The Gingerbread Man Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Gingerbread Man the Movie

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Lawyer Rick Macgruder (Branagh) falls for a scheming femme (Davidtz) who hires him to have her deranged, stalker father (Duvall) committed. Set in the new hot spot of filmdom, steamy Savannah, it becomes clear that nothing is clear and plot takes on noirish twists and turns of intrigue and suspense before the cigarette smoke clears. Shakespeare savant Branagh proves he can also master a Southern accent. Hannah, as Rick's mousy partner, surprises with an unusually good performance. Grisham's first original screenplay. Studio Polygram disliked Altman's original cut, replaced his editor, and recut the movie to its own specifications, angering Altman who threatened to remove his name from the film. Though not an Altman masterpiece, sly thriller doesn't fail to entice.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, American South, Savannah, Stalked!, Femme Fatale, Crimes of Passion, Kidnapped!, Psychotics/Sociopaths
John Grisham, Al Hayes
Sonny Shroyer, Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Duvall, Tom Berenger, Daryl Hannah, Robert Downey, Famke Janssen, Mae Whitman, Jesse James
Gu Changwei
Robert Altman
Mark Isham
Island Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment

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