The Game Gingerbread Man

  |  Buy to Own: 26/02/2007
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of dramas of suspense and intrigue: In 'The Game' (1997) successful San Francisco tycoon and control freak Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) approaches his forty-eighth birthday with some trepidation. For it was at this age that his father fell from his mansion roof and died. Nicholas receives an introduction to Consumer Recreation Services from his younger brother, Conrad (Sean Penn), and is informed that he is now playing 'The Game'. Nicholas soon finds himself losing control and threatened with the loss of not just his company and fortune but also his life. In 'The Gingerbread Man' (1997) after having a one-night stand with waitress Mallory Doss (Embeth Davidtz), attorney Rick Magruder (Kenneth Branagh) discovers that she is being stalked by her cult leader father, Dixon (Robert Duvall). Magruder has Dixon arrested and put on trial, but, as events take a disastrous turn, the lawyer begins to question whether Mallory has been telling him the whole truth... Based on a novel by courtroom heavyweight John Grisham.