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Deathtrap Movie

80s Film Summary for Deathtrap


This 80's movie is about a screenplay wannabe and a teacher with who wants to steal his latest play.

Deathtrap DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Deathtrap was released on July 27, 1999 by Warner Home Video and is rated PG.


In Deathtrap, Sidney Bruhl is a playwriter who arrives home after a long departure. There he will comment to his wife about an incredible script written by a former student. As a joke, he mentions that he should kill the student in order to steal the script.

However, things become very interesting in Deathtrap when Bruhl learns that Anderson, his student, hasnít mentioned the script to anyone. Tempted by the possibility of becoming even more famous, Bruhl decides to invite Anderson to his home in Long Island.


Sidney Bruhl - Michael Caine
Clifford Anderson - Christopher Reeve
Myra Elizabeth Maxwell Bruhl - Dyan Cannon
Helga Ten Dorp - Irene Worth
Porter Milgrim - Henry Jones


After Deathtrap, Caine lamented the homosexual sequence with Reeveís.

Deathtrap is based on a Broadway play of the same name.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Deathtrap was released to theatres on 03/19/1982 by Warner Bros., and grossed $19,282,000 at the box office in the US.

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