Deathtrap (1982, United States)

murder plotperfect crimepsychological thriller

Deathtrap  1982 mystery movie

Running time: 115 minutes

Language: English

Well known Broadway crime writer Sidney Bruhl feels his fame is fading away, especially since his last play wasn’t a great success. Everything changes when one of his students seeks his approval and sends him a copy of his own script. Bruhl sees that the young writer has given him a masterpiece that would bring back his glory days. First he makes sure noone else knows about the script and then plans the plot to murder the young writer and take away the script.

Tense comedy / drama based on a stage play, where few people play cat-and-mouse game with murder motif. Very good cast, very good script, great enetertainment.

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Our rating

7.6 / 10

Movie value

9 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

4 / 5

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Creators of Deathtrap

Sidney Lumet films

Sidney Lumet


Ira Levin films

Ira Levin


Jay Presson Allen films

Jay Presson Allen


Cast of Deathtrap

Michael Caine films

Michael Caine

as Sidney Bruhl

Christopher Reeve films

Christopher Reeve

as Clifford Anderson

Dyan Cannon films

Dyan Cannon

as Myra Bruhl

Irene Worth films

Irene Worth

as Helga ten Dorp

Henry  Jones films

Henry Jones

as Porter Milgrim

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