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Sleuth -- 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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Harold Pinter (screenplay)
Anthony Shaffer (play)
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11 October 2007 (Spain) See more »
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On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A remake that adds, not subtracts, from the remarkable experience of the original drama or first motion picture production. See more (111 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caine ... Andrew

Jude Law ... Milo
Harold Pinter ... Man on T.V.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kenneth Branagh ... Other Man on T.V. (uncredited)
Carmel O'Sullivan ... Maggie (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenneth Branagh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Pinter  screenplay
Anthony Shaffer  play

Produced by
Kenneth Branagh .... producer
Simon Halfon .... producer
Ben Jackson .... co-producer
Jude Law .... producer
Simon Moseley .... producer
Marion Pilowsky .... producer
Tom Sternberg .... producer
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
Cinematography by
Haris Zambarloukos 
Film Editing by
Neil Farrell 
Production Design by
Tim Harvey 
Set Decoration by
Celia Bobak 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Byrne 
Makeup Department
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... hair designer
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... makeup designer
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... prosthetics designer
Mitch Lumsden .... hair stylist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Kelly Marazzi .... key makeup artist
Stephen Murphy .... prosthetics makeup artist
Matthew Smith .... key prosthetic makeup technican (uncredited)
Production Management
John David Gunkle .... unit manager
Emily Stillman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director
Olivia Lloyd .... second assistant director
Charlie Reed .... third assistant director
Art Department
Graham Mitchell .... carpenter
Sound Department
Stuart Bagshaw .... additional foley editor
Howard Bargroff .... sound re-recording mixer
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Mike Grimes .... supervising sound editor
Dan Johnson .... adr recordist
Stephane Malenfant .... second boom operator
Zak Melemendjian .... dialogue editor
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Emma Pegram .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: dolby
David Turner .... post audio project manager
Bradley Waller .... sound editor
Michele Woods .... supervising dialogue editor
Special Effects by
David Harris .... special effects supervisor
Graham Hills .... special effects senior technician
Stuart Wishart .... special effects senior technician
Visual Effects by
Richard Elson .... visual effects editor
Sarah Hemsley .... visual effects producer: The Senate VFX
Richard Higham .... visual effects supervisor: The Senate VFX
Lorraine Johnson .... film recording supervisor
Simon Leech .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Daniel Reeves .... data manager: The Senate VFX
Gareth Repton .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Samantha Spacey .... visual effects line producer: The Senate VFX
Luigi Tommaseo .... network and operations: The Senate VFX
Thomas Urbye .... preview colourist: The Look
Rachel Wright .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Anton Yri .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Bradley Farmer .... stunt double: Jude Law
Paul Kennington .... stunt double
Paul Weston .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Simon Baker .... Steadicam operator
Simon Baker .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rami Bartholdy .... second assistant camera: dailies
Tim Battersby .... additional first assistant camera
Ashley Bond .... first assistant camera
Ann Marie Crotty .... video playback operator
Howard Davidson .... electrician
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brian Fawcett .... additional lighting technician
Rob Gilmour .... camera trainee
Alice Hobden .... assistant camera
Ahmet Husseyin .... camera trainee
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip
Dan Lowe .... rigging gaffer
Shaun Mone .... best boy: location
Shaun Mone .... electrician: Twickenham
Luke Redgrave .... camera operator: "b" camera
Simon Thorpe .... grip
Julian White .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melanie Carter .... costume maker
Richard Sale .... assistant costume designer
James Smith .... costumer: Mr. Caine (as Jimmy Smith)
Editorial Department
Greg Barrett .... senior digital intermediate producer
John Claude .... digital intermediate colorist
Lorene Dewett .... apprentice assistant editor: FT2
Dan Farrell .... additional editor (as Daniel Farrell)
Paul Shore .... on-line editor
Thora Woodward .... editor trainee
Music Department
Christopher Benstead .... music editor
Christian Howes .... music assistant
Yann McCullough .... additional music editor
Maggie Rodford .... music producer: Air-Edel
James Shearman .... conductor
James Shearman .... orchestrator
Nick Wollage .... score engineer & mixer
Transportation Department
Lee Isgar .... driver: Jude Law
Colin Morris .... personal driver
Other crew
Jon Baker .... armorer
Peter Boothby .... production runner
Neil Chordia .... production executive
Ben Gladstone .... location manager
Deborah Harpur .... production resources
Joe Lloyd .... asisstant to Mr Law
Damian Mitchell .... assistant armorer
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Amelia Price .... production coordinator
Phil Stoole .... behind-the-scenes
Tom Stourton .... location scout
Damien Sung .... behind-the-scenes (as Damien Wasylkiw)
Tamar Thomas .... assistant: Mr. Branagh
Ron Arad .... thanks
Karl R. Austen .... special thanks (as Karl Austen)
Victoria Belfrage .... special thanks
Antony Gormley .... thanks
Simon Halls .... special thanks
Gary Hume .... thanks
Sara Keene .... special thanks
Patrick Whitesell .... special thanks
Modi Wiczyk .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong language
88 min | USA:86 min | Argentina:87 min | Germany:89 min
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Did You Know?

At one point in the film Milo asks Andrew "What's it all about?" This was the tag line for both versions of the movie 'Alfie', each of which starred Michael Caine and Jude Law in the title role.See more »
Continuity: When Andrew and Milo are sitting at either end of the long table enjoying a drink, the position of the bottle changes.See more »
[first lines]
Andrew Wyke:Yes?
Milo Tindle:Andrew Wyke?
Andrew Wyke:That's right.
Milo Tindle:I'm Milo Tindle.
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75 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
A remake that adds, not subtracts, from the remarkable experience of the original drama or first motion picture production., 13 October 2007
Author: RodneyRecor from Los Angeles

Luckily for me, I saw the original 1972 version of Sleuth. That production has remained among my all-time favorite pictures, and when I am called upon to list my personal top-ten, Sleuth 1972 is on it.

Branaugh's new take on this exciting, captivating story is a thrilling, intellectually engaging motion picture. Michael Caine's return to the project in the role of his 1972 opposite gives the picture a haunting quality that I found mesmerizing. I couldn't take my eyes and ears away from the screen, because I didn't want to miss a frame or a sound. I was delighted at seeing a remake (as a film historian, archivist, and movie fanatic, I HATE remakes!) that was just as glorious for me as the original.

I now consider the 1972 version and this re-interpretation to work together as a single remarkable cinematic experience. I was fascinated by the different designs, time-periods, and techniques juxtaposed by the two films working side-by-side. If you appreciate great cinema, and have a hunger to devour only he best movies, I recommend that you see this picture, and run right out to the video store to get the earlier version, too. Don't compare and contrast the two movies, Just sit back, surrender, and be carried away by great dialog, images, sounds, and all of the other things about movies that both of these pictures present and that makes you love them.

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