Michael Caine, a playwright who has had several flops in a row, is married to Dyan Cannon. She has all the money in the family and has been supporting him for years. Caine's latest play has just flopped when he receives an unsolicited script in the mail. The young author, Christopher
Reeve, is a fan of Caine's and heard him speak once. Since Reeve sent his only copy of the manuscript and Caine reckons it can be a huge success, he tells his wife he plans to kill the author and sell the play as his own. When Reeve arrives, the cat-and-mouse game begins, with a number of twists.
This is an extremely faithful film adaptation of Ira Levin's gimmicky stage play. Director...