If you were a famed mystery playwright with a devastating string of recent flops, what would you do for a can't-miss thriller script? Beg for it? Pray for it? Kill for it? Get smared in Deathtrap, the fiendishly funny film version of Ira Levin's Broadway his starring Michael Caine as the blocked writer, Cyan Cannon as his loving, naïve wife and Christopher Reeve as a former student who's written a play so flawless "even a gifted director couldn't ruin it". Gifted director Sidney Lumet and screenwriter Jay Presson Allen pack this movie's insidious hairpin twist with such drop-dead wit and delightful dread that you'll stop laughing...only long enough to gasp in surprise.