• Sleuth (1972)

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Sleuth

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: March 3rd, 1998

PG |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Based on the renowned play by Anthony Shaffer, this mystery finds Andrew Wyke (Laurence Olivier), a wealthy author of detective novels and game aficionado, facing off against his wife's lover, Milo Tindle (Michael Caine), a middle-class hair salon-owner. When Wyke, who is seemingly content to split from his wife strikes an unusual deal with Tindle, it sets into motion a fierce game of one-upmanship between the two, with the stakes growing increasingly higher.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Genres: Mystery

Keywords: England, Rivalry, Murder, Competition, Mystery, Deception, Playful, Revenge, 1970s, Suspenseful

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Awards

Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)