Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a shrewdly successful businessman who is accustomed to being in control of each facet of his investments and relationships. His well-ordered life undergoes a profound change, however, when his brother Confrad (Sean Penn) gives him an unexpected birthday gift that soon has devastating consequences. "Tailored specifically to each participant. Think of it as a great vacation, except you don't go to it, it comes to you..."
The Gingerbread Man:
Successful Savannah lawyer, Rick Magruder, (Kenneth Branagh) becomes obsessed with a mysterious, seductive waitress, Mallory Doss (Embeth Davidtz) who is being stalked by her fundamentalist father, Dixon Doss (Robert Duvall). When Magruder tries to protect Mallory, he is drawn into a web of deceit and danger, his life falling apart as he peels away the layers of intrigue and mystery that surrounded her.