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The Gingerbread Man

Director:Robert Altman
Writers:Al Hayes and John Grisham
Director of Photography:Gu Chang-wei
Editor:Geraldine Peroni
Music:Mark Isham
Production Designer:Stephen Altman
Producer:Jeremy Tannenbaum
Polygram Films; R; 115 minutes
Release:1/98
Cast:Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey, Jr., Daryl Hannah, Tom Berenger, Robert Duvall and Famke Janssen.
Based on an original story by John Grisham

Altman's stylish directing and Branagh's first-rate performance as a womanizing lawyer take Grisham to a new level. The appealing Savannah setting and an engaging cast of quirky minor characters, including a lazy dick played by Downey, Jr. and Hannah's bitter secretary, make this sleeper a lively surprise.