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Summary: To make Sidney's slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney's writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney's review and advice. The play, "Deathtrap," is a five character, two act thriller so perfect in its construction that, as Sidney says, "A gifted director couldn't even hurt it." Using his penchant for plot, and out of his desperate desire to once again be the toast of Broadway, Sidney, along with Myra, cook up an almost unthinkable scheme: They'll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, and market the sure-fire script as Sidney's own. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it's clear that things are not what they seem! Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosey psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney's observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and deception lies.
Runtime: 116 min
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 27, 1999
Director Credit
Sidney Lumet Director
Writer Credit
Ira Levin Play
Jay Presson Allen Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Christopher Reeve Clifford Anderson
Michael Caine Sidney Bruhl
Cast Credit
Al LeBreton Handsome Actor
Dyan Cannon Myra Bruhl
Francis B. Creamer Jr. The Minister
George Peck Stage Actor
Henry Jones Porter Milgrim
Irene Worth Helga Ten Dorp
Jayne Heller Stage Actress
Jeffrey Lyons Himself
Jenny Lumet Stage Newsboy
Joe Silver Seymour Starger
Joel Siegel Himself
Stewart Klein Himself
Tony DiBenedetto Burt - The Bartender
Producer Credit
Alfred De Liagre Jr. Associate Producer
Burtt Harris Producer
Jay Presson Allen Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: