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Directed by:
Sidney Lumet

Directed by Sidney Lumet, and written by Jay Presson Allen (screenplay), "Deathtrap" (also known as "Ira Levin's Deathtrap", "Mörderspiel, Das", "Trappola mortale") is a Comedy/Crime/Mystery/Thriller film, released on March 19 of 1982 in the USA . Michael Caine is starring, alongside Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth, Henry Jones and Joe Silver.

Join us for an evening of lively fun...and deadly games. [UK Theatrical]

Who directed "Deathtrap":

Deathtrap was directed by Sidney Lumet, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before making Deathtrap, Sidney Lumet had directed Prince of the City, released in 1981, Just Tell Me What You Want (1980), The Wiz (1978), Equus (1977), Network (1976), and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Since, he directed The Verdict, released in 1982, Daniel (1983), Garbo Talks (1984), Power (1986), The Morning After (1986), and Running on Empty (1988).

What was the release date of "Deathtrap":

Deathtrap was first released on Friday, March 19, 1982, in the United States. Also released on this day was Porky's (dir. Bob Clark). This was thirty-seven (37) years ago.

Who is at the casting of "Deathtrap":

At the casting of Deathtrap we find Michael Caine, previously seen in Victory (1981) and The Hand (1981); Christopher Reeve (Superman II (1980), Somewhere in Time (1980)); Dyan Cannon (Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)) [ more... ]

  • Christopher Reeve and Joe Silver also appeared in Switching Channels, released in 1988.
  • Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve have both also be seen in Noises Off..., released in 1992.

What is the Storyline of "Deathtrap":


Famed playwright Sidney Bruhl debuts the latest in a series of Broadway flops and returns to his opulent Long Island home and his sympathetic but sick wife, Myra. Although their financial situation is not dire, Sidney is hungry for a hit. They are starting to feel the limit of his wife's fortune, so he shares with her a plan. He has received a manuscript written by one of his students that he considers near perfection. Clifford Anderson recently attended one of Sidney's writing workshops and [...]

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