The Gingerbread Man (1998)

R   |    |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Gingerbread Man (1998) Poster

A lawyer uses his power to help his lover put her father behind bars, but when he escapes, they are all in danger.




  • Robert Duvall in The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  • Embeth Davidtz in The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  • Kenneth Branagh in The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  • Kenneth Branagh and Tom Berenger in The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  • Robert Altman in The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  • Kenneth Branagh and Embeth Davidtz in The Gingerbread Man (1998)

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17 October 2001 | Scott-192
Grisham strikes again, unfortunately.
While it's true, as others have noted, that this movie succeeds on style (acting, direction and cinematography are all first-rate) a thriller must have a compelling plot, and that is something that Grisham's paint-by-numbers approach consistently fails to deliver. There is a bit of a zig and a zag at the end, but it remains utterly conventional and unsurprising, and while it's watchable one can't help but feel cheated. All that talent and atmosphere, and whiffs of tantalizing plot developments that never amount to much, make this movie one long tease.

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Release Date:

23 January 1998



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Guyton, Georgia, USA

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,278 25 January 1998

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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