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Sleuth (2007)

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

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Two extremely clever British men are in a game of trickery and deceit. Andrew Wyke, an aging famous author who lives alone in a high-tech mansion, after his wife Maggie has left him for a younger man; and Milo Tindle, an aspiring actor, equipped with charm and wit, who demonstrates both qualities once again. When Wyke invites Tindle to his mansion, Tindle seeks to convince the former into letting his wife go by signing the divorce paper. However, Wyke seems far more interested in playing mind games with his wife's new lover, and lures him into a series of actions he thoroughly planned in seeking revenge on his unfaithful spouse. Written by Postalj (Taken from Sa'ar Vardi's post)

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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23 November 2007 (UK)  »

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Juegos siniestros  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$46,265, 14 October 2007, Limited Release

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$342,835, 20 January 2008
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Sir Michael Caine (Andrew Wyke) played the role of Milo Tindle in the original version: Sleuth (1972). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) When Milo drinks from a vodka bottle, the liquid in the bottle gurgles as he lowers it from his mouth. He then smashes a glass across the room and inverts the bottle as he bows. No liquid falls from the bottle as expected. See more »

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[first lines]
Andrew Wyke: Yes?
Milo Tindle: Andrew Wyke?
Andrew Wyke: That's right.
Milo Tindle: I'm Milo Tindle.
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Referenced in Dracula (2009) See more »

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A Nasty Remake
22 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

None of the innocence of the original survive this dark and nasty remake. Harold Pinter's world overtakes Anthony Shaffer's and destroys it. The result is an entertaining, short, showcase for two actors from different generations. Michael Caine who's old enough to have been in the original and Jude Law who's young enough not to have seen it. But, he's clearly seen it and saw it as a major showcase for himself. He was right. The two actors go for it. They fight, they insult and humiliate each other as well as forgive, promise, lie and almost become lovers. Pinter is not a laugh a minute guy, he never was and the odds are he'll never be. But the strange combination of Caine, Law, Pinter and Branagh provide a brief, divertimento, concocted originally and with enormous success by a light weight thriller writer, turned upside down not nearly as successfully, by a heavy weight intellectual. An oddity worth part of your afternoon.


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