Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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About Deathtrap

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Sidney Lumet directs this twisting adaptation of Ira Levin's play about older, washed-up playwright Sidney (Michael Caine), who arranges to meet with younger writer Clifford (Christopher Reeve) at Sidney's remote cabin to discuss Clifford's first attempt at authoring a play. Sidney clearly covets the play, which casts doubt as to whether Clifford will leave the cabin alive. Dyan Cannon plays Sidney's ailing wife.

Cast: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon

Director: Sidney Lumet

Release Year: 1982

Length: 116 minutes

Rating: PG

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