Sleuth Poster

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

Awards

Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Actor
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama