Sleuth

Sleuth (1972)

Ending / spoiler

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Under the pretense of "admiring" his wife Maggie's lover, Wyke lures him (Jude Law) to his bedroom and shoots him dead, while his wife Maggie drives up to his estate.

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Quotes

Milo Tindle: Alright, I'll do it. Where do you want me to break in?
Andrew Wyke: Not so fast. You've got to get disguised first.
Milo Tindle: What for?
Andrew Wyke: Suppose somebody saw you coming.
Milo Tindle: Here? In the middle of nowhere? I could hardly find this place with a bloody map.
Andrew Wyke: You never know. A dallying couple, a passing sheep-rapist.

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Mistakes

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Trivia

Marguerite Wyke was "played" by Joanne Woodward, the wife of Paul Newman. Woodward's likeness was used for Andrew's painting of Marguerite, and the actress listed as playing her was a fictional name.

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