The Gingerbread Man


1h 55m 1998

Brief Synopsis

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. R

Film Details

Also Known As
Conservator, The, Gingerbread Man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Island Pictures; Loop Troop; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Egmont; Gussi Films; Haskolabio; Orange Sky Golden Harvest; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Shaw Organization; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Savannah, Georgia, USA; Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

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.

Cast

Kenneth Branagh

Rick Magruder

Embeth Davidtz

Mallory Doss

Robert Downey Jr.

Clyde Pell

Daryl Hannah

Lois Harlan

Robert Duvall

Dixon Doss

Tom Berenger

Pete Randle

Famke Janssen

Leeanne

Clyde Hayes

Carl Alden

Mae Whitman

Libby

Jesse James

Jeff

Troy Beyer

Konnie Dugan

Julia R Perce

Cassandra

Danny Darst

Sherrif Hope

Sonny Seiler

Phillip Dunson

Walter Hartridge

Edmund Hess

Vernon E Jordan

Larry Benjamin

Lori Beth Sikes

Betty

Rosemary Newcott

Dr Bernice Sampson

Wilbur T Fitzgerald

David Hirberg

Tom Cherry

Paul Carden

Judge Cooper

Michelle Benjamin-cooper

Principal

Christine Seabrook

Secretary

Bob Minor

Mr Pitney

Myrna White

Tax Clerk

Jim Grimshaw

Desk Cop

Stuart Greer

Detective Hal

Nita Hardy

Policewoman

Ferguson Reid M.d.

Detective Black

Benjamin Gay

Court Clerk

Mark Bednarz

Effingham County Sheriff

Bill Cunningham

Effingham County Sheriff

Chip Tootle

Effingham County Sheriff

Sonny Shroyer

Chatham County Sheriff

Mike Pniewski

Chatham County Sheriff

Jay Pearson

L H Smith

Evacuee

Wren Arthur

Barfly Robin

Angela Costrini

Barfly

Gregory Alpert

Barfly Clark

Lydia Marlene

Tattooed Bartender

Bill Crabb

Huey

Jin Hi Soucy

Patron

Richie Dye

Patron

Chad Darnell

Patron

Natalie Hendrix

Television Anchorperson

Gregg Jarrett

Television Anchorperson

Doug Weathers

Television Anchorperson

Jeremy Cooper

Television Weatherscaster

Beth Eckard

Television Weatherscaster

Brad Huffines

Television Weatherscaster

Patrick Prokop

Television Weatherscaster

Mike Manhattan

Television Field Reporter

David Jordan

Television Field Reporter

George Lyndel Brannen

Television Field Reporter

Gregory F Pallone

Television Field Reporter

Alice Stewart

Television Field Reporter

Vanessa Young

Television Field Reporter

Alyson E Beasley

Puppeteer

Angela Beasley

Puppeteer

Scott Troughton

Dredge Worker

Grace Tootle

Gas Station Attendant

Shane James

Ricky 'Butch' Banks

Herb Kelsey

Doss Gang Member

William L Thorp

Doss Gang Member

Crew

Randle Akerson

Sound Design

Gregory Alpert

Location Manager

Stephen Altman

Production Designer

Gloria Winship Ayon

Animal Wrangler

Todd R Baker

Executive Producer

Jack Ballance

Art Director

Noah Blough

Sound Effects Editor

Mark Burg

Executive Producer

Steve N Cainas

Production Coordinator

Tim Christenson

Production Supervisor

John Cucci

Foley Mixer

Mary Cybulski

Script Supervisor

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects Recordist/Designer

Dan Genetti

Post-Production Supervisor

Wright Gres

Other

Shay Griffin

Location Casting (Chez Casting)

John Grisham

Source Material

John Grisham

From Original Story

Changwei Gu

Director Of Photography

Michael Haight

Dialogue Editor

Helen Hand

Associate Editor

Kimberly Harris

Adr Supervisor

Al Hayes

Screenwriter

Clyde Hayes

Screenplay

Cress Horne

Helicopter Pilot

Shelly Hutchins

Key Hairstylist

Matthew Iadarola

Other

Mark Isham

Music

William Jacobs

Sound Effects Editor

Lawrence Karman

Camera Operator

Brian Kasch

Set Decorator

Susan Kaufmann

Costume Supervisor

Andrew Allen King

Additional Music Design

Richard King

Sound Design

Thomas Kittle

Special Effects Coordinator

Stephen Krause

Music Recorder/Mixer

Paul Kurta

Unit Production Manager

Deborah Larsen

Makeup Department Head

Helena Lea

Music Editor

David Levy

Associate Producer

Linda Lew

Foley Recordist

Lexie Longstreet

Script Supervisor

Martin Maryska

Sound Effects Editor

James Matheny

Sound Effects Editor

Michael J. Moore

Assistant Director

Vonda K. Morris

Key Makeup

Bob Newlan

Adr Supervisor

David Norris

Westcam Operator

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

Mark Pappas

Foley Editor

Jeffrey R Payne

Foley Editor

Paul Penderville

Assistant Director

Alexandra Perce

Assistant Director

Geraldine Peroni

Editor

John Patrick Pritchett

Sound Mixer

Glenn Rivers

Set Designer

Patty Ryan

Title Design

Mary Jo Slater

Casting

Dr. Robert A Smith

Technical Advisor/Storm Scenario

Dawn Soler

Executive In Charge Of Music (For Polygram Filmed Entertainment)

Jeremy Tannenbaum

Producer

Glen A Tobias

Executive Producer

One Step Up

Foley Editor

Lona Vigi

Key Hairstylist

Greg Walker

Stunt Coordinator

Hugo Weng

Dialogue Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Conservator, The, Gingerbread Man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Island Pictures; Loop Troop; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Egmont; Gussi Films; Haskolabio; Orange Sky Golden Harvest; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Shaw Organization; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Savannah, Georgia, USA; Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 1998

Released in United States on Video July 28, 1998

Released in United States Winter January 23, 1998

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1998.

Luis Mandoki was previously attached to direct.

Kenneth Branagh reportedly received $4 million for this project.

Kenneth Branagh reportedly received $4 million for this project.

Began shooting January 28, 1997.

Completed shooting March 23, 1997.

Enchanter Entertainment, the New York-based production company owned by Jeremy Tannenbaum and Glen Tobias, was formerly known as Hometown Films.

Editor Donn Cambern was brought in by PolyGram to re-edit Robert Altman and Geraldine Peroni's cut of the film. After unsatisfactory test screenings, PolyGram announced they were releasing the original Altman and Peroni version.

Island Pictures will close down on December 31, 1997. Several of its projects will be taken over by parent company PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.

Released in United States Winter January 23, 1998

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video July 28, 1998