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Klute (1971)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  25 June 1971 (USA)
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A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

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Six months after the disappearance of Tuscarora, PA businessman Tom Gruneman, his boss, Peter Cable, and his wife, Holly Gruneman, hire Tom's best friend, private detective John Klute to find out what happened to Tom, as the police have been unable to do so, and despite John having no expertise in missing persons cases. The only lead is a typewritten obscene letter Tom purportedly sent to Manhattan actress/model/call girl Bree Daniel, who admits to having received such letters from someone, and since having received several obscene telephone calls as well. The suggestion/belief is that Tom was one of Bree's past johns, although she has no recollection of him when shown his photograph. Bree tricking is more a compulsion than a financial need. In their initial encounters, John and Bree do whatever they can to exert their psychological dominance over the other, especially as Bree initially refused to even speak to him. Despite their less than friendly start, they embark on a personal ... Written by Huggo

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You'd never take her for a call girl. You'd never take him for a cop. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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According to Donald Sutherland, the time the lightning took up was immense. The actors rehearsed usually from 7 to 9 AM, then returning to their trailers and usually waiting for noon or 1 PM before shooting started. See more »

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Bree Daniel: Don't feel bad about losing your virtue. I sort of knew you would. Everybody always does.
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We Gather Together
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Written by Adrianus Valerius
Lyrics by Theodore Baker
Sung by Jane Fonda
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A masterful work
3 December 1998 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Alan Pakula created one of his most memsmerizing and hauntingly beautiful pieces with this film. The love affair between Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda is nothing less than one of the most realistic and touching developments put onto film. Watch this movie for just one scene and you'll be amazed - when the 2 principals shop for fruit, watch how he selects a melon, and when Sutherland casually puts his hand on Fonda - it's enough to send shivers down the spine of any woman. This is when we see that great acting is an art too subtle to define and limit with categorical definitions

  • it simply IS art.



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